“At a post-screening Q&A Monday night, Hollywood’s most celebrated screenwriter offered a simple psychological diagnosis of a complicated man,” Philip Elmer-DeWitt reports for Fortune.

“Screenwriter Aaron Sorkin likes to say that he writes his characters as if they are making the case to God why they should be allowed into heaven,” P.E.D. reports. “On the anniversary of Steve Jobs death — after a screening of the new movie that opens Friday in selected cities — Sorkin made the case for Apple’s co-founder in the form of what he called a ‘psychological diagnosis of a man I never met.”

“It may be oversimplified. It may be a bit too pat,” P.E.D. writes. “But as someone who has met Steve Jobs, and who has followed his career for most of my career, I think there’s a lot of insight in Sorkin’s amateur diagnosis. More insight than I’ve found in a shelf full of Steve Jobs biographies.”

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MacDailyNews Take: Hollywood hucksterism.

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[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Edward W.” for the heads up.]