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Old Jan 25, 2013, 09:16 AM   #1
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'JOBS' Movie Clip 'Totally Wrong', Says Steve Wozniak




The interaction between Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak shown in the first scene to be released from the biopic JOBS, due to appear in theaters April 19, is 'totally wrong' according to an email Wozniak sent to Gizmodo.
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Totally wrong. Personalities and where the ideas of computers affecting society did not come from Jobs. They inspired me and were widely spoken at the Homebrew Computer Club. Steve came back from Oregon and came to a club meeting and didn't start talking about this great social impact. His idea was to make a $20 PC board and sell it for $40 to help people at the club build the computer I'd given away ... Our relationship was so different than what was portrayed. I'm embarrassed but if the movie is fun and entertaining, all the better. Anyone who reads my book iWoz can get a clearer picture.
Wozniak says that 'the lofty talk came much further down the line' after Jobs started to see more about the likely social impact of personal computers.

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Old Jan 25, 2013, 09:18 AM   #2
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Old Jan 25, 2013, 09:18 AM   #3
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Nice little pitch for your book at the end, Woz.

But what a humble and benevolent ass guy. Woz is a true spirit.
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Old Jan 25, 2013, 09:18 AM   #4
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great move Woz!!
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Old Jan 25, 2013, 09:18 AM   #5
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After watching this, I knew they blew it. Having read Hackers, The Journey is the Reward, Fire in the Valley, and countless others, this conversation is just not right.

So far, The Pirates of Silicon Valley is pretty close - which was based on Fire in the Valley.

Also, Ashton just doesn't cut it. It's like watching Kelso trying to be Jobs.

Noah Wylie did a great job.

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Old Jan 25, 2013, 09:19 AM   #6
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Yeah.. "Anyone who reads my book iWoz can get a clearer picture."... sounds like capitalism to me... oh Woz...
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Old Jan 25, 2013, 09:20 AM   #7
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iWon't

OK. Woz is a genius. He's a legend. But he has the ego of Zeus. I listened to the audio book iWoz, and how many times do I have to hear how great he thinks he is, how *he* did this and *he* did that, and *I* am this good, and *I* am the only one to do this.

I barely got through the book, as half of the book is Woz telling us how great he is and how smart he is... we already know that... the guy is a genius. I just don't like it when someone tells me how much of a genius they are. If someone else wants to write about him, that's fine.

Woz isn't afraid to tell you how great he is and that he did something you can't do. I would like a bit more modesty.

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Old Jan 25, 2013, 09:20 AM   #8
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Screw that movie....Buy MY book.
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Old Jan 25, 2013, 09:21 AM   #9
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Nice. Woz wants to get in on the Jobs-action too. He aint rich enough.
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Old Jan 25, 2013, 09:21 AM   #10
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People need to realize that a movie like this is a representation of what happened and NOT actually what happened. Throw in creative license for entertainment purposes and you have a movie that will probably be pretty good.

Woz needs to get that through his head before he starts shooting his mouth off.
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Old Jan 25, 2013, 09:21 AM   #11
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The acting job is all wrong too
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Old Jan 25, 2013, 09:22 AM   #12
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Old Jan 25, 2013, 09:23 AM   #13
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Let's not go down that road of what's historically accurate, it's not a documentary. A narrative like this is supposed to entertain and give us a feel for what happened or how it happened, and then amplify it through the staging and acting. If movies like these stuck to only the bare facts they would be unwatchable. It seems like Woz understands this.
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Old Jan 25, 2013, 09:25 AM   #14
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It's a freaking movie. Only idiots don't expect some poetic license.


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Woz is irrelevant and only opens his mouth so he can try and be relevant again. What has he done lately, other than stand on line for new phones being released?
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Old Jan 25, 2013, 09:25 AM   #15
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The scene is out of context. We don't know what has taken place before or after.

In short - it's possible that they just hit on this moment to move things along/condense time frame.

Who knows. Can't judge from the clip alone
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Old Jan 25, 2013, 09:25 AM   #16
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I thought Wozniaks perception of times and events were skewed to begin with.
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Old Jan 25, 2013, 09:25 AM   #17
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Like we all said in the last article, this movie is a FLOP
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Old Jan 25, 2013, 09:27 AM   #18
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Oh come on, Woz! It's a movie, it's supposed to take some creative license. I'm sure the true way it happened is probably rather boring...nobody wants to see that!
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It comes as a great shock to me that the scene got details wrong. I was under the distinct impression Kutcher was a method actor.
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This leaves little hope for the actual movie itself. UGH! :/
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Old Jan 25, 2013, 09:28 AM   #21
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There is nothing wrong with a movie taking creative license with the story of Steve Jobs. The problem is that it is more or less presented as fact -- and helps to create a myth about his true initial motivations and the role of others in the creation of Apple.
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Old Jan 25, 2013, 09:28 AM   #22
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I still have very low hopes for the movie after that clip... Ashton is just to Ashton.... you almost expect him to put on his cheeky grin and say PUNK'D any second...
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So then it appears it all started in the upstairs level when Wozniak and Jobs discussed "lofty talk". It appears both of them had a penchant for converting loft areas in to spare bedrooms and it was in one of those very spaces that Jobs found an old PC motherboard which he would later 'make into a Mac' with plasticise, gauze and micropore tape.

Fascinating stuff ...
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Old Jan 25, 2013, 09:28 AM   #24
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i like the acting very much of Aston, but after reading Woz's statement i m astonished by the bad research that film makers took.

woz is the man

sorry for bad english
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Old Jan 25, 2013, 09:28 AM   #25
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Please, Chris, Woz shouldn't speak up when his own life is being inaccurately portrayed? Come on! Put yourself in his shoes. And it's not like he's filing a lawsuit or anything. He's just telling us how it went down. I thought he was a good sport about it, and I'm glad to know the the truth from a first hand source. Let the guy speak freely about his own life.
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