One of my most anticipated movies of the year, Steve Jobs, has finally had its premier this weekend over at the Telluride Film Festival and the early impression seem very positive. This is no surprise to me as we have Aaron Sorkin, the scriptwriter of one of my favorite movies in the last 10 years The Social Network, along with one of the top directors, Danny Boyle working together. Steve Jobs has a lot to live up to.
Set backstage at three iconic product launches and ending in 1998 with the unveiling of the iMac, Steve Jobs takes us behind the scenes of the digital revolution to paint an intimate portrait of the brilliant man at its epicenter.
Steve Jobs is directed by Academy Award® winner Danny Boyle and written by Academy Award® winner Aaron Sorkin, working from Walter Isaacson’s best-selling biography of the Apple founder. The producers are Mark Gordon, Guymon Casady of Film 360, Scott Rudin and Academy Award® winner Christian Colson.
Michael Fassbender plays Steve Jobs, the pioneering founder of Apple, with Academy Award®-winning actress Kate Winslet starring as Joanna Hoffman, former marketing chief of Macintosh. Steve Wozniak, who co-founded Apple, is played by Seth Rogen, and Jeff Daniels stars as former Apple CEO John Sculley. The film also stars Katherine Waterston as Chrisann Brennan, Jobs’ ex-girlfriend, and Michael Stuhlbarg as Andy Hertzfeld, one of the original members of the Apple Macintosh
Deadline.com caught with Steve Wozniak, co-creature of apple computers, who had the following to say about the film:
“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,”
Over on twitter the lucky few who saw the screening had many positive reactions:
— M Fassbender | MFO (@MFOnline) September 6, 2015
— Tomris Laffly (@TomiLaffly) September 6, 2015
I'd be very surprised if there's a more entertaining movie released in the rest of 2015 than "Steve Jobs." #Telluride
— Chris Willman (@ChrisWillman) September 6, 2015
— Jason Park (@jasonpark07) September 6, 2015