Apple’s Senior Vice President Internet Software and Services, Eddy Cue isn’t very happy with Alex Gibney’s new documentary, Steve Jobs: The Man in the Machine.
Via Twitter earlier today, Cue called the film an “inaccurate and mean-spirited view” of Steve Jobs.
As we wrote last night regarding this film: What about this project demanded Gibney’s attention? Well, looking at his past choices of subject matter, Gibney seems to be very attracted to low hanging fruit (Lance Armstrong, Scientology, Eliot Spitzer), therefore one might conclude that he’s simply a lazy filmmaker one who really seems to enjoy pontificating. Gibney the lazy docudrama producer is far above his lowly subject matter, you see.
This Steve Jobs material is well known by everyone and it’s relatively easy to gather it all up, slap it into a timeline, and excrete 127 (!) minutes that should have been twenty-five or less in the hands of a real director making a properly-edited feature-length film about Steve Jobs’ life. This one’s even easier for Gibney to peddle than some of his others since his subject matter isn’t here to respond.
This docudrama seems to be the celluloid equivalent of Yukari Iwatani Kane’s awful “Apple After Steve Jobs’” book: just another hit-piece on which you wouldn’t want to waste your time.
Very disappointed in SJ:Man in the Machine. An inaccurate and mean-spirited view of my friend. It's not a reflection of the Steve I knew.
— Eddy Cue (@cue) March 16, 2015
The Hollywood Reporter reviews ‘Steve Jobs: The Man in the Machine’ doc: Unnecessary – March 16, 2015