On October 5, 2011, Steven Paul Jobs, better known as Steve Jobs , died in Palo Alto (California), one of the figures who most influenced the history of the past and current centuries, shaping the culture and technology of our time. Jobs was only 56 when he disappeared losing the fight against cancer. Entrepreneur, computer scientist, successful inventor, and we owe Apple technology to himand NeXT Computer. He also received important recognition for his role in founding Pixar Animation Studios before they were incorporated into the Walt Disney Company. Beyond his successes as a man of science and business, Steve Jobs has earned a place among the greats of our time by winning the esteem of the general public, who have loved his history and personality to the point of making him an icon pop with a lot of poster t-shirts that declaim the immortal quote ” be hungry, be crazy ” from the famous speech he gave at Stanford University on June 12, 2005:
“Don’t let the noise of other people’s opinions cloud your inner voice. And most important of all, have the courage to follow your heart and your intuition […] Be hungry, be crazy “
In the week of the tenth anniversary of his death , we want to remember the cinematic tributes inspired by his biography, presenting three of the greatest works produced on Jobs.
Jobs, Joshua Michael Stern, 2013
An unfortunate biopic , coldly received by the public and critics, which can however introduce those who do not know his history to the figure of Steve Jobs. Jobs tells the life of the protagonist, played by Ashton Kutcher , from his studies at Reed College until 2001, the year the iPod was created. The debut screenwriter (Matt Whiteley) and the director ( Joshua Michael Stern , in his third feature film after two already widely criticized works) have unfortunately not been able to do justice to the greatness of the narrated personality, creating a product based on the stereotype. Beyond the superficiality of the narrative, the biographical informative value of the film must still be recognized, which after all tries to tell a man of boundless charisma.
Steve Jobs, Danny Boyle, 2015
Screenplay by Aaron Sorkin (already Oscar winner for The Social Network ) inspired by the bestseller Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson, one of the most rigorous books published on Jobs’s life. Directed by Danny Boyle . This time the pairing is good and the film is able to convey the greatness of Steve Jobs, even to the ambiguities , the obsessions, the sudden changes of temperament, telling the life of him starting from that 1984 in which the brand was marketed Macintosh. The interpretation of Jobs is entrusted, this time, to Michael Fassbender , accompanied in the enterprise by other well-known faces: Kate Winslet and Seth Rogen. Although the film did not garner the expected acclaim from the big screen audience, Winslet and Sorkin are awarded the Golden Globe , and the film remains the best around on Jobs’s life. Recommended, and can be viewed tonight on television .
Steve Jobs: The Man in the Machine, Alex Gibney, 2015
Documentary by Alex Gibney , Steve Jobs: the man in the machine tells the story of Jobs by exploring aspects left out in other products released previously. Details of little significance looking at the role of Steve Jobs for our stories, but with an unprecedented taste for fans who crave a meticulous knowledge of the biography and the oddities of the character. From a package of backdated shares to a Pixar producer to the request to be awarded the title of Zen monk, to the iPhone prototype bought by Gizmodo. A fanciful documentary.