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October 23, 2015

‘Steve Jobs’ isn’t totally accurate, and that’s okay

by John_A

Steve Jobs isn’t your typical biopic. That’s something we explored in our interview with its director, Danny Boyle, and writer, Aaron Sorkin. It’s more like a play set in three acts, each of which occurs right before a major product debut. And yet, it’s hard not to approach it as a biographical film — Jobs’ name is right there in the title, what else would you expect? So, it’s not too surprising to see the film being dismissed among some techies because it isn’t 100 percent accurate. Jobs didn’t really have life-changing conversations with his friends and family before these product announcements! Joanna Hoffman wasn’t even working at Apple when he launched the iMac! These are all facts worth bringing up — but focusing on those inaccuracies also misses the bigger picture.

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