Steve Jobs

Steve Jobs

DVD - 2016
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Steve Jobs takes us behind the scenes of the digital revolution to paint a portrait of the man at its epicenter. The story unfolds backstage at three iconic product launches, ending in 1998 with the unveiling of the iMac.
Publisher: University City, CA : Universal Studios Home Entertainment, [2016]
Edition: Widescreen
Copyright Date: ́ѕا́ةƯ2016
Branch Call Number: DVD DRAMA STE
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (123 minutes) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in
4 3/4 in
digital,optical,surround,Dolby Digital 5.1
digital,optical,surround,Dolby Digital 2.0
widescreen (2.40:1)
NTSC
video file,DVD video,Region 1

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PHAERTE1
Sep 08, 2018

Most mind-boggling performance I've ever seen by Fassbender.

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reginator_22
Jan 24, 2018

Great movie. Fassbender puts in a tremendous performance.

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NikhilSonal
Jan 05, 2018

The movie is about only 3 product launches and what happens before the launch. I was hoping for a story that starts from the birth of Steve Jobs and continues until his last days.

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andreajesse
Dec 23, 2017

Steve Jobs is such an iconic figure one wonders if any movie could do him justice. His reputation has been one of a control-freak megalomaniac. This movie does not portray that man, exactly. Michael Fassbender gives a strong performance as the man who is a true visionary. I was hoping to find out more about the development of the products, but instead, the film attempts to explore the relationships in his life. His assistant, Joanna Hoffman played by Kate Winslet, appears to the person closest to him. His relationship with co-creater of the Apple Computer, Wozniak, played by Seth Rogan, appears strained because they have different visions of what a computer should be. He is shown to have evolved during the course of the movie as his first denied daughter (with a woman he did not marry) is later welcomed into his life and shown to be an inspiration for his work. I'm left wondering how much of this was just for the sake of drama. So much else of his life was left out including his wife and other children who I'm sure influenced him as well.

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redtayres
Nov 17, 2017

This film cuts off a huge portion of the Steve Jobs life story but it does a good, if heavy handed, job at depicting what it sets out to do; namely, show how self assured Steve Jobs was about his beliefs and show how clueless he was about human relationships. That's a tough circle to square. For me, the most fascinating part was the section where he describes his earliest time on the planet where, as an infant, he was rejected by two sets of parents and given to a third set whose mother refused to love him until certain he would be hers. It perhaps explains a lot about his difficult personality.

Still, he was something of a clueless genius. Though I tired of the through story about his daughter I cannot deny that I remained interested throughout.

An interesting little fact near the end: he follows his daughter from Davies Hall to the rooftop parking lot for a meaningful interchange of dialogue. I must tell you however, that did not happen. There is no rooftop parking lot above San Francisco's Davies Hall. Look for the creative license and enjoy it.

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daysleeper236
May 07, 2017

This is a movie for Apple nerds. Lots of very intense dialogue, with very little action or plot. Excellent cast (Kate Winslet, Michael Fassbender, Seth Rogen) and an excellent director (Danny Boyle). That said, the film tries to be the Steve Jobs equivalent of the "The Social Network", and falls short. The controversy of Steve Wozniak and the Apple II (and the technical arguments about the merits of an open vs. closed system configuration) just aren't enough to carry the whole movie, at least as it's depicted in the film. The performances are strong, but the story as it's written is not.

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Sith101
Dec 27, 2016

Very good movie even though this comes in I would say in the middle of his story to success and does not complete his entire story. The actors make a impact through the entire film at the end you will feel like the time you spent watching this was worth it.

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graybear3
Nov 07, 2016

I wanted to like this movie more than I did. Perhaps it was that Steve Jobs was such a jerk, that it's hard to like even a movie about him. Anyway, Michael Fassbender certainly did a great job, as did Kate Winslett.

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dly_0
Oct 30, 2016

Gripping performances by Fassbender and Winslet. Watches more a like a play with erudite dialog.

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fpsutka
Oct 15, 2016

I found the film interesting but it only covered a part of his life. I felt like I was watching a play in three acts. It would make a good play!

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reginator_22
Jan 24, 2018

Andy Hertzfeld: We're not a pit crew at Daytona. This can't be fixed in seconds.

Steve Jobs: You didn't have seconds, you had three weeks. The universe was created in a third of that time.

Andy Hertzfeld: Well, someday you'll have to tell us how you did it.

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britprincess1ajax
Apr 11, 2016

"It's not binary. You can be decent and gifted at the same time."

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jimg2000
Apr 03, 2016

Tons of quote in IMDb:
Hertzfeld: We're not a pit crew at Daytona. This can't be fixed in seconds.
Jobs: You didn't have seconds, you had three weeks. The universe was created in a third of that time.
Hertzfeld: Well, someday you'll have to tell us how you did it.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2080374/trivia?tab=qt&ref_=tt_trv_qu

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RebekahChau
Jun 24, 2016

Steve Job's journey to success

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reginator_22
Feb 15, 2018

Coarse Language: Explicit language.

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