“Steve Jobs”, a film about Apple co-founder and starring Michael Fassbender, opens Friday in the United States favored by the good review and after overcoming several attempts to boycott that led to filmmaker David Fincher and several actors abandon the project.
The film, directed by Danny Boyle finally (“Trainspotting,” “Slumdog Millionaire”) and written by Aaron Sorkin (“The West Wing”, “The Social Network”), focuses on three moments in the career of Jobs: the presentation of the Macintosh (1984) computer, the NeXT workstation (1988) and iMac (1998).
The scenes focus on electrifying dialogues of the actors and their frantic coming and going as they try to solve before the presentation of a product problems.
Fassbender gives life to a ferocious Jobs, but Jobs with an attractive and seductive personality that makes him dangerous at close range, in an interpretation that the magazine “Hollywood Reporter” described as brilliant and “savage wit.”
The direction, the script and the interpretation of “Steve Jobs” reach “perfection”; freshness and design are so amazing that leave the “speechless” spectator says “Hollywood Reporter”.
The website “The Verge” also celebrates the interpretation of Fassbender for his “layers and nuances” and grasp the contradictions that define the figure of Jobs, reflected in the scene where he refuses, without sentimentality, the paternity of her daughter five years later to recognize and it’s in that moment before him.
The film also features the presence of Seth Rogen, who plays Steve “Woz” Wozniak, cofounder of Apple, and Michael Stuhlbarg, who plays the software developer Andy Hertzfeld, triggering the wrath of Jobs for not being able to the prototype of the Mac say “hello”.
They Jeff Daniels adds, in the role of John Sculley, CEO of Apple fired Jobs and causes his revenge; and Kate Winslet, who plays Joanna Hoffman, head of marketing and one of the few people Jobs tells the truth in the face.
The film focuses on the early years of Apple co-founder and shows mature and millionaire Jobs, who died at age 56 in 2011, a victim of pancreatic cancer.
The film also highlights the human side of Jobs, as when minutes before the debut of the iMac, and triumphant after having recovered his post as CEO of Apple, told his daughter Lisa, 19, who is imperfect: “I’m bad Indeed, “he says.
The two-hour tape shows a brilliant man whose vision helped lead the world into the twenty-first century, but also an executive who can be ruthless with employees and family.
Selective debut this Friday in theaters in New York and Los Angeles will follow the general release on October 23. So it puts an end to a long saga that included, according to “Hollywood Reporter”, attempted boycott of the film by the widow of Jobs, Laurene Powell.
Boyle, the director acknowledged that neither Powell nor the current CEO of Apple, Tim Cook, helped the project. “There were difficult moments. I do not want to talk about it, “said the filmmaker.
Another source, “Hollywood Reporter” calls “key,” he said Jobs’s widow tried to “kill” the film from the beginning and personally called the actors Leonardo DiCaprio and Christian Bale to play not to accept Jobs.
Sorkin also confessed that the pressure to which he was subjected was suffocating: “I’m sick of Silicon Valley,” said the writer recently in the TV comedy show “The Daily Show”.
To which he added that “the ultimate” who wants one is upsetting genius of Silicon Valley (California), the epicenter of the US technology industry.
Director David Fincher, who directed “The Social Network”, resigned in 2014 to direct the latest movie about Steve Jobs for the alleged “aggressive demands” received by producers.