The first time I met him, I drove up to the rehearsal space in SF and spent four hours answering Michael’s questions and going over my career with him. “I like compressed periods of time and a ticking clock”, he continued. I was in his office over the summer with Laurene and their youngest daughter. “Photo: AP Photo/Mark J. TerrillBut it’s not hard to imagine “Steve Jobs” following a similar awards trajectory as “The Social Network” – acclaim and prizes from critics and several Oscar nominations, including for Fassbender, Kate Winslet (playing Jobs’ marketing director and confidante, who is constantly trying to get him to do the right thing and suffering abuse for it), Sorkin’s script and possibly even Best Picture. So everything was new to me, to be honest”. Those people were the “thing that really stuck with” Fassbender, who was not a Jobs aficionado before the film. “When possible, which was the majority of the time, all of the actors – no matter how big or small their roles – were in that space together”.
“One day in early 2000 the phone rang and on the other end there was a voice that said: ‘Hello, this is Steve Jobs“. “[Steve] very much thought of himself as the pirate and rebel then – breaking down the edifice of IMB”. “The world rarely sees someone who has had the profound impact Steve has had, the effects of which will be felt for many generations to come”. Film is wonderful for that – the illusion.
With the three stories that Steve Jobs narrated during his speech, he reveals his success mantra which has always been about doing what you love.
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There have been two major film adaptions of Steve Jobs’ life since his death in 2011: the first was simply titled Jobs, and featured Ashton Kutcher as the Apple co-founder.
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He said: “I’m not very interested in technology”. I never heard anyone missing it and we did pretty well without it, didn’t we?
“It’s Shakespearian really”, added Boyle.
Danny Boyle’s film can’t help but land in the same hagiographizing place as almost every single other Great Man biopic churned out by the studio powers that be. In the film, which opens Friday, October 9, Hertzfeld is portrayed by Michael Stuhlbarg of Boardwalk Empire fame.