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Steve Jobs (2015)

Director:
Danny Boyle
COUNTRY
USA
GENRE
Drama/Biography
NORWEGIAN TITLE
Steve Jobs
RUNNING TIME
122 minutes
Producer:
Danny Boyle
Guymon Casady
Christian Colson
Mark Gordon
Scott Rudin
Screenwriter (based on the book by Walter Isaacson):
Aaron Sorkin


Cast includes:

CHARACTER ACTOR/ACTRESS RATING
Steve Jobs Michael Fassbender
Joanna Hoffman Kate Winslet
Steve Wozniak Seth Rogen
John Sculley Jeff Daniels
Chrisann Brennan Katherine Waterston
Andy Hertzfeld Michael Stuhlbarg
Lisa Brennan-Jobs Makenzie Moss
Ripley Sobo
Perla Haney-Jardine
Andy Cunningham Sarah Snook
Avie Tevanian Adam Shapiro
Joel Pforzheimer John Ortiz

 

Review

Although Aaron Sorkin's dialogues are a little too quippy for them to be wholly believeable, and it would be a valid point to claim that the life of Steve Jobs already has been more than fully covered on film, Danny Boyle's skillful direction and the elegant, almost poetic narrative structure help set this third biographical film about the Apple founder (after Pirates of Silicon Valley and Jobs) apart. Contrary to Jobs, which was a chronological reeling-off of events, Steve Jobs has more artistic merit as it presents Jobs' persona through a juxtaposition of three similar landmark events in his career: the launchings of the Apple Macintosh in 1984, NeXT in 1988 and finally the iMac in 1998, respectively. Sorkin's (sometimes too) clever writing is balanced by Boyle's tasteful touches, and the film is fortified by a strong lead performance by Michael Fassbender, who looks nothing like Steve Jobs, but bases his work on the character's core incidentally the completely opposite method of Ashton Kutcher's in Jobs.

Copyright 28.03.2016 Fredrik Gunerius Fevang

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