Register FAQ / Rules Forum Spy Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read
Go Back   MacRumors Forums > News and Article Discussion > MacRumors.com News Discussion

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old Mar 20, 2014, 02:09 PM   #26
octatonic
macrumors regular
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Quote:
Originally Posted by C DM View Post
He's certainly done that before too (in "The Machinist" for example).
Yes, that is what I was referring to.
__________________
2.8 GHz Quad Mac Pro (10GB, 4TB), 23" Cinema Display ; 2013 13" 1.3 GHz MacBook Air (8GB, 128GB) ; iPad 2 64GB 3G; iPad mini 64GB 3G ; iPhone 5s 64GB ; 2x Apple TV 2.
octatonic is offline   1 Reply With Quote
Old Mar 20, 2014, 02:11 PM   #27
balamw
Moderator
 
balamw's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: New England, USA
Quote:
Originally Posted by maflynn View Post
Right, but it was a movie about Steve Jobs. I don't think typical movie going public is going to make too much of a distinction. I'm not saying its going to be a bad movie, but with the prior movie doing poorly, this may be a hard sell.
I don't think that too many people went to see The Social Network because it was specifically about about Facebook/Zuckerberg. This may be a bit different because Jobs' name will be in the title.

B
__________________
MBA (13" 1.7 GHz 128GB), UMBP (15" SD 2.8 GHz), UMB (13" 2.4 GHz), iMac (17" Yonah), 32GB iPad 3 WiFi+LTE, 64 GB iPad WiFi, 32 GB iPhone 5, Airport Extreme
balamw is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Mar 20, 2014, 02:12 PM   #28
Sangoma
macrumors newbie
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Hopefully a new movie would spend more time on the period from when he is booted from Apple, until the end. The last two movies just brushed over those bits.
Sangoma is offline   1 Reply With Quote
Old Mar 20, 2014, 02:12 PM   #29
devinci99
macrumors regular
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
The left looks like Christain Bale, and the right looks like a younger Steve Jobs... wait... it is Bale and Jobs!

((yea, they look nothing alike... and I used to think all Caucasian with with facial hair looks the same))

Well, Bale HAS pulled off some crazy feats on acting... if anyone can pulled off Jobs, Bale could.
devinci99 is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Mar 20, 2014, 02:12 PM   #30
tbrand7
macrumors 6502
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: New York
Quote:
Originally Posted by SAIRUS View Post
Ah the Black Knight.
Phil Schiller at his finest
__________________
15-inch Retina MacBook Pro- 2.6GHz, 8GB, 512GB Flash Storage
iPhone 5 S⃣- 64GB
Apple TV- 3rd Generation
iPad Air- 128 GB, Celluar
tbrand7 is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Mar 20, 2014, 02:13 PM   #31
Mrjoedot
macrumors member
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Asean market
He'll fit well in this. "Rachellllllllll !!!!!"
Mrjoedot is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Mar 20, 2014, 02:13 PM   #32
CrazyForApple
macrumors 6502
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Buffalo, NY
Send a message via AIM to CrazyForApple
He will be a lot better Jobs than Ashton Kutcher was. It would just be awesome if he plays him. He is one of my favorite actors.
CrazyForApple is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Mar 20, 2014, 02:14 PM   #33
IJ Reilly
macrumors P6
 
IJ Reilly's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Palookaville
Quote:
Originally Posted by MacRumors View Post
but he has reportedly been a front runner for the position due to his undeniable resemblance to Jobs.
Seems utterly deniable to me, not that resemblance really matters.
__________________
*The season starts too early and finishes too late and there are too many games in between.
Bill Veeck
IJ Reilly is offline   3 Reply With Quote
Old Mar 20, 2014, 02:16 PM   #34
balamw
Moderator
 
balamw's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: New England, USA
Quote:
Originally Posted by Sangoma View Post
Hopefully a new movie would spend more time on the period from when he is booted from Apple, until the end. The last two movies just brushed over those bits.
It has widely been reported that the movie will take place in three acts all back stage right before a major product release. Mac, NeXT, iPod IIRC.

B
__________________
MBA (13" 1.7 GHz 128GB), UMBP (15" SD 2.8 GHz), UMB (13" 2.4 GHz), iMac (17" Yonah), 32GB iPad 3 WiFi+LTE, 64 GB iPad WiFi, 32 GB iPhone 5, Airport Extreme
balamw is offline   2 Reply With Quote
Old Mar 20, 2014, 02:17 PM   #35
Mrjoedot
macrumors member
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Asean market
Quote:
Originally Posted by mdridwan47 View Post
That was a Ashton Kutcher movie, Not a Jobs movie.

This is the officially licensed Steve Jobs movie based on Walter Isaacson's Biography.
yup, exactly. like Andrew Garfield's Spiderman better than Tobey McGuire's one. (although the previous one made more money).
Mrjoedot is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Mar 20, 2014, 02:18 PM   #36
JPLC
macrumors regular
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Netherlands
 
Told you so....

http://forums.macrumors.com/showthre...4#post18831474
JPLC is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Mar 20, 2014, 02:19 PM   #37
C DM
macrumors G4
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Quote:
Originally Posted by balamw View Post
It has widely been reported that the movie will take place in three acts all back stage right before a major product release. Mac, NeXT, iPod IIRC.

B
I thought it was more along the lines of Mac, iPod, and iPhone (not sure who in the general public would really care or even know about something like NeXT).
C DM is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Mar 20, 2014, 02:19 PM   #38
Tankmaze
macrumors 65816
 
Tankmaze's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Batman playing Steve, doesn't sit well with me.
But he is a better actor then Kutcher.
__________________
Check out our game Tank Maze
Tankmaze is online now   0 Reply With Quote
Old Mar 20, 2014, 02:20 PM   #39
mdelvecchio
macrumors 68000
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Quote:
Originally Posted by maflynn View Post
Didn't the last Jobs movie bomb? Why make another?
the same reason different companies make other different products -- like cell phones and laptops.
mdelvecchio is offline   1 Reply With Quote
Old Mar 20, 2014, 02:21 PM   #40
C DM
macrumors G4
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Quote:
Originally Posted by devinci99 View Post
The left looks like Christain Bale, and the right looks like a younger Steve Jobs... wait... it is Bale and Jobs!

((yea, they look nothing alike... and I used to think all Caucasian with with facial hair looks the same))

Well, Bale HAS pulled off some crazy feats on acting... if anyone can pulled off Jobs, Bale could.
Certainly various facial features (beyond just facial hair or color of the skin) are far from nothing alike and are actually similar enough that with some makeup Bale can very likely pull of Jobs quite well.
C DM is offline   1 Reply With Quote
Old Mar 20, 2014, 02:21 PM   #41
S3R6i0
macrumors member
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Quote:
Originally Posted by maflynn View Post
Didn't the last Jobs movie bomb? Why make another?
The last movie was an independent, low budget trash starring Ashton Kutcher. This is the real movie, with professional actors and filmmakers.
S3R6i0 is offline   1 Reply With Quote
Old Mar 20, 2014, 02:22 PM   #42
mdelvecchio
macrumors 68000
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Quote:
Originally Posted by wigby View Post
Maybe it's the photos they chose but I see no resemblance whatsoever.
youre viewing it wrong.
mdelvecchio is offline   2 Reply With Quote
Old Mar 20, 2014, 02:25 PM   #43
JPLC
macrumors regular
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Netherlands
 
People who think that Bale is nothing more than Batman are totaly wrong. Bale taking this role would be a gift for the fans. He could make this movie what it should be, epic.

Please, find out what Bale did before Batman and be amazed by this actor. Going deep isn't walking the funny walk. It's a mindset that doesn't fit any actor.
JPLC is offline   1 Reply With Quote
Old Mar 20, 2014, 02:27 PM   #44
samcraig
macrumors G5
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
I think a good choice. Bale has great range and really commits to a role.
samcraig is offline   2 Reply With Quote
Old Mar 20, 2014, 02:27 PM   #45
C DM
macrumors G4
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Quote:
Originally Posted by balamw View Post
I don't think that too many people went to see The Social Network because it was specifically about about Facebook/Zuckerberg. This may be a bit different because Jobs' name will be in the title.

B
With a combination of involvement (or in some cases potential involvement) of people like Aaron Sorkin, David Fincher, perhaps even Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross, with combination of some star-power like Christian Bale and/or some others, that alone can bring quite a few people to the theater. And the story of Steve Jobs and in some sense Apple overall (both of which are fairly well known these days, perhaps even more than Zuckerberg/Facebook) can bring even more.
C DM is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Mar 20, 2014, 02:27 PM   #46
Ayr
In Time-Out
 
Join Date: Mar 2014
Perfect. Bale can do intensity.

He has that quality to him naturally, as did Jobs.
Ayr is offline   2 Reply With Quote
Old Mar 20, 2014, 02:28 PM   #47
numlock
macrumors 65816
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Quote:
Originally Posted by C DM View Post
One doesn't really have much to do with the other.
maybe there just isnt that much interest in steve jobs.

personally i would rather see a well done documentary about him.
numlock is offline   1 Reply With Quote
Old Mar 20, 2014, 02:30 PM   #48
C DM
macrumors G4
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Quote:
Originally Posted by numlock View Post
maybe there just isnt that much interest in steve jobs.

personally i would rather see a well done documentary about him.
I don't see why there would be less interest in him than Zuckerberg, and The Social Network has certainly done well as a movie (both critically and as far as revenue).
C DM is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Mar 20, 2014, 02:31 PM   #49
balamw
Moderator
 
balamw's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: New England, USA
Quote:
Originally Posted by C DM View Post
I thought it was more along the lines of Mac, iPod, and iPhone (not sure who in the general public would really care or even know about something like NeXT).
Source: http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/...5445_blog.html

It makes sense as one of the Seven Basic Plots. It's a Rags to Riches archetype. Success -> Failure -> Renewed Success.

B
__________________
MBA (13" 1.7 GHz 128GB), UMBP (15" SD 2.8 GHz), UMB (13" 2.4 GHz), iMac (17" Yonah), 32GB iPad 3 WiFi+LTE, 64 GB iPad WiFi, 32 GB iPhone 5, Airport Extreme
balamw is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Mar 20, 2014, 02:33 PM   #50
mad3inch1na
macrumors 6502a
 
Join Date: Oct 2013
So...you must be a Samsung fan

Quote:
Originally Posted by maflynn View Post
Didn't the last Jobs movie bomb? Why make another?
You're right. Whenever someone creates a product that consumers don't like, no one else in the industry should try creating a better product. That is why apple doesn't sell tablets, phones, or computers. It is also why they aren't developing a smartwatch or a television...

On a side note, Sorkin started planning out this film before the Kutcher film started production, so technically the Kutcher movie was just an attempt to get a movie out there first, and Sorkin is trying to do it right. (A more apt apple comparison )
mad3inch1na is offline   1 Reply With Quote

Reply
MacRumors Forums > News and Article Discussion > MacRumors.com News Discussion

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Similar Threads
thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Aaron Sorkin on Steve Jobs Movie Portrayal: He's 'Part Hero, Part Anti-Hero' MacRumors Mac Blog Discussion 19 Apr 25, 2014 08:26 AM
Aaron Sorkin Completes Screenplay for Isaacson-Based Steve Jobs Biopic MacRumors Mac Blog Discussion 60 Feb 10, 2014 09:50 AM
Aaron Sorkin's Steve Jobs Biopic: Three 30-Minute Scenes Taking Place Before Three Product Launches MacRumors MacRumors.com News Discussion 147 Jun 12, 2013 02:57 PM
Steve Jobs Biopic “Jobs” Will Close 2013 Sundance Film Festival in January iHeartapple2 Community Discussion 1 Dec 3, 2012 04:33 PM
Aaron Sorkin's Full Interview at D10: How to Write the Story of Steve Jobs' Life MacRumors Mac Blog Discussion 15 Jun 18, 2012 08:29 PM

Forum Jump

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:04 AM.

Mac Rumors | Mac | iPhone | iPhone Game Reviews | iPhone Apps

Mobile Version | Fixed | Fluid | Fluid HD
Copyright 2002-2013, MacRumors.com, LLC