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Monday, July 27, 2015

Let's All Hope the New Steve Jobs Movie Will Wipe Away the Memory of the Old One, Forever

Listen, I'd be the last one running to see yet another Steve Jobs after the horrific one I sat through back in 2013 (which still seems like just yesterday). But I recognize that a documentary, rather than a narrative feature, could be a better way to represent a personality that was apparently as complex as he was polarizing.

Directed by Alex Gibney, the Oscar-winning filmmaker behind 2007's Taxi to the Dark Side, the trailer STEVE JOBS: THE MAN IN THE MACHINE presents itself as the definitive story of the personal computer genius. Check out the synopsis:

In his signature black turtleneck and blue jeans, shrouded in shadows below a milky apple, Steve Jobs’ image was ubiquitous. But who was the man on the stage? What accounted for the grief of so many across the world when he died? From Oscar-winning director Alex Gibney, 'Steve Jobs: The Man In The Machine' is a critical examination of Jobs who was at once revered as an iconoclastic genius and a barbed-tongued tyrant. A candid look at Jobs' legacy featuring interviews with a handful of those close to him at different stages in his life, the film is evocative and nuanced in capturing the essence of the Apple legend and his values which shape the culture of Silicon Valley to this day.

Watch the trailer:

Thoughts? STEVE JOBS: THE MAN IN THE MACHINE is in theaters and on demand September 4.


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