“It’s like five minutes before every launch, everyone goes to a bar, gets drunk, and tells me what they really think of me.”
What’s it about?
Takes you backstage and behind the scenes of three product launches in Steve Jobs’ career.
Who’s in it?
Michael Fassbender, Kate Winslet, a sober Seth Rogen and Jeff Daniels.
Why should I watch it?
+ Amazing performances from Michael Fassbender and Kate Winslet
+ Seth Rogen channels his inner ‘Jonah Hill in Moneyball’
+ Father and daughter relationship as the heart of the movie
+ Dialogue driven and the dialogue is a pretty good driver
+ Shows how Steve Jobs was a visionary and was thinking way ahead his time
+ Also, he is a bit of a dick
+ Acting more like a machine than man at times
+ Shout out to Alan Turing
+ Has what is considered to be the best ad ever made
+ Fun fact, it was actually directed by Ridley Scott
Why shouldn’t I watch it?
– If you’re Bill Gates
– If you’re on the Apple II team
– Can understand if some people find it slow and boring
The reasons why the 1984 ad is considered the best is because it was one of the first ads that doesn’t actually show the product, it has a great tagline and it doesn’t associate computers with boring office work, inspiring creative thinking and freedom instead. When you think about it, it actually still holds up today as most creative professions use Mac.
Oh, the film is good by the way. It’s better than the Ashton Kutcher version that I never saw.
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The Social Network
The Imitation Game
Art & Copy (Documentary on Netflix)