“One of the most, if not the most, anticipated World Premieres at the 42nd Telluride Film Festival, Universal’s Steve Jobs screened Saturday night to strong response from the Rocky Mountain Labor Day weekend cinema gathering,” Pete Hammond reports for Deadline. “And it was well deserved.”
“Steve Jobs is a riveting tale well told by director Danny Boyle and writer Aaron Sorkin,” Hammond reports. “It’s actually thrilling to listen to, an action movie driven almost exclusively by words, a rare thing for sure in today’s visually driven cinema.”
“Those magical words provided lots of opportunity for great acting 2015 Telluride Film Festivalperformances led by Michael Fassbender’s spot-on and relentless portrayal of the not-very-likable computer genius. Kate Winslet as his trusted confidante and associate, Jeff Daniels, Michael Stuhlbarg, and Seth Rogen as Steve Wozniak are also standouts,” Hammond reports. “When I caught up with him Wozniak told me that, unlike the Jobs biopic with Ashton Kutcher, this one is totally authentic. ‘I saw a rough cut and I felt like I was actually watching Steve Jobs and the others (including Rogen’s dead-on portrayal of Wozniak), not actors playing them, I give full credit to Danny Boyle and Aaron Sorkin for getting it so right,’ he enthusiastically told me.”
Read more in the full article here.
MacDailyNews Take: Here’s hoping that we finally have a biographic work of art befitting its subject!
Alas, all is not perfectly accurate. Regarding Sorkin’s “stolen GUI” line:
For more than a decade now, I’ve listened to the debate about where the Macintosh user interface came from. Most people assume it came directly from Xerox, after Steve Jobs went to visit Xerox PARC (Palo Alto Research Center). This “fact” is reported over and over, by people who don’t know better (and also by people who should!). Unfortunately, it just isn’t true – there are some similarities between the Apple interface and the various interfaces on Xerox systems, but the differences are substantial. — Bruce Horn, a member of the original Apple Macintosh design team and the creator of the Macintosh Finder
Read more in the full article, “On Xerox, Apple and Progress,” here.
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