Laurene Powell Jobs 'repeatedly' tried to halt Universal's Steve Jobs film, report says

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  • Reply 21 of 37
    monstrositymonstrosity Posts: 2,234member
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by MJ Web View Post



    Steve liked being a public figure. You can't put the genie back in the bottle and rewrite history. Woz says it's an accurate depiction whereas Laurene balks. The ultimate arbiter is the film's audience.



    Woz is an utter douche though. 

  • Reply 22 of 37
    nolamacguynolamacguy Posts: 4,758member
    jollypaul wrote: »
    I'm glad having a lot of money was not enough for her to shut this down. Her failure means everyone else can form their own opinion, hopefully AFTER actually seeing the movie.

    youre assuming this report is accurate. im not certain of that, considering WSJ's record.

    form your own opinion? you cant form your own opinion on whether it was accurate or not -- you never knew the man. you can only form your own opinion on whether it's an entertaining 90 minutes. you get that, right?
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  • Reply 23 of 37
    nolamacguynolamacguy Posts: 4,758member
    sog35, I'm sure you don't intend to imply that everyone who's paid for consultation or testimony or fact-checking is dishonest....

    i think his point is that Woz isnt an impartial viewer. hes a consultant on the product itself. inherently biased in his perspective of said product.
  • Reply 24 of 37
    nolamacguynolamacguy Posts: 4,758member
    cpsro wrote: »
    Coverups can be worse than the "crimes". So much moolah at stake, particularly on Apple's side.

    Why is Tim Cook allowed to mouth off (and win awards) but Josh Begley (author of Metadata+) isn't? Concession to the CIA and NSA?

    mouth off? what in god's name are you talking about?

    are you mad that he's gay, bro?
  • Reply 25 of 37
    cpsrocpsro Posts: 3,182member
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    Originally Posted by NolaMacGuy View Post





    mouth off? what in god's name are you talking about?



    are you mad that he's gay, bro?



    No, are you a member of the Thought Police, too, along with Apple?

  • Reply 26 of 37
    dasanman69dasanman69 Posts: 13,002member
    All characters appearing in this film are fictitious. Any resemblance to real persons, living or dead, is purely coincidental.

    Problem: solved

    Or, this film is loosely based on real life events.
  • Reply 27 of 37
    What's ironic is that if you want to make a movie about Thor or Iron-Man and you don't get script sign off from the owners of those fictional characters, then you won't get to make your movie. Whereas fictional movies about real people (alive or dead) can contain anything ridiculous or unflattering, and no one can stop you.
  • Reply 28 of 37
    rgh71rgh71 Posts: 124member
    mj web wrote: »
    Steve liked being a public figure. You can't put the genie back in the bottle and rewrite history. Woz says it's an accurate depiction whereas Laurene balks. The ultimate arbiter is the film's audience.

    The audience can judge all they want but if it's inaccurate it will all be moot.
  • Reply 29 of 37
    dasanman69dasanman69 Posts: 13,002member
    What's ironic is that if you want to make a movie about Thor or Iron-Man and you don't get script sign off from the owners of those fictional characters, then you won't get to make your movie. Whereas fictional movies about real people (alive or dead) can contain anything ridiculous or unflattering, and no one can stop you.

    Kinda difficult to get a script sign off from god.
  • Reply 30 of 37
    mj webmj web Posts: 918member

    Steve was controversial while he was alive. Why should it be any different now that he's dead?

  • Reply 31 of 37

    One only has to read Woz's useless Twitter feed to see how totally irrelevant he has become to the world of tech.

  • Reply 32 of 37
    bwikbwik Posts: 565member

    It would be kind of funny if the movie makers include Laurene Jobs in the movie as a monstrous, evil villain just to spite her hahaha.

  • Reply 33 of 37
    chris_cachris_ca Posts: 2,543member
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by AppleInsider View Post



    Laurene Powell Jobs -- the widow of Apple co-founder Steve Jobs -- reportedly tried several times to halt the development of the Universal biopic about her former husband.

    Former husband would mean they were divorced.

    More accurate would be "deceased husband" though just “husband" would do as well..

  • Reply 34 of 37
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    Originally Posted by Chris_CA View Post

     

    Former husband would mean they were divorced.

    More accurate would be "deceased husband" though just “husband" would do as well..




    Overclocked husband! <img class=" src="http://forums-files.appleinsider.com/images/smilies//lol.gif" />

  • Reply 35 of 37
    slurpyslurpy Posts: 5,381member
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by NolaMacGuy View Post





    mouth off? what in god's name are you talking about?



    are you mad that he's gay, bro?

     

    Of course he's mad. It's why people like this guy use such descriptive language such as "mouth off", and "bully pulpit" (WhiteFalcon) among much worse things, to describe Tim Cook speaking about any topic surrounding equality or human rights. I don't know what the **** this metadata guy has to do with Cook, or why it should affect what Cook chooses to say. There aren't some overlords deciding what Cook is "allowed" to say- I'm pretty sure he's free to make these decisions himself. 

  • Reply 36 of 37
    65c81665c816 Posts: 136member
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    Originally Posted by Rogifan View Post





    I'm sick of people like Woz being the arbiter of these things. The fact is there are people who worked more closely with Steve and for a longer period of than Woz did. Yet people look to Woz to tell us whether something is an accurate depiction or not. And when people Tim Cook or Eddy Cue offer up a different opinion it's just discounted as being biased. As if those saying critical things about Steve can't be biased or don't have an ax to grind.



    Because in the early years, Woz was the closest with him - they started the freaking company together.

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