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Old Nov 15, 2012, 12:48 PM   #26
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Final scene.

camera pans toward grave. slowly drops below the surface....

Jobs slightly out of focus rolling in his grave about deadlines not being kept

Apple logo on fire

THE END

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Old Nov 15, 2012, 12:48 PM   #27
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I just can't help feel that having it feature solely on three product launches belittles the work Isaacson put into writing the book and just tosses aside so much more about Jobs that could be shown on screen.

To base a movie, based on a biography, around nothing more than product launches and backstage action just seems like a huge waste of some fantastic source material.

What about Sculley? What about NeXT? What about Pixar? What about his close bond with Ive? Do we really have to see three keynotes reenacted as nothing more than backstage footage?

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Old Nov 15, 2012, 12:48 PM   #28
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Somehow involve Bill Gates in it to make it more dramatic.
Bill Gates had a video appearance at MacWorld (96?), I believe the final details were worked out between Jobs and Gates just prior to the event kicking off. Sounds like a perfect scene for Sorkin’s idea.
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Old Nov 15, 2012, 12:48 PM   #29
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final scene.

Camera pans toward grave. Slowly drops below the surface....

Jobs slightly out of focus rolling in his grave about deadlines not being kept

apple logo on fire

the end

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Old Nov 15, 2012, 12:49 PM   #30
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interesting idea

but how does that relate with the scenes where ashton-kutshsomething was stoned in the middle of a field?
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Old Nov 15, 2012, 12:49 PM   #31
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The other Steve Jobs movie sounds more interesting
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Old Nov 15, 2012, 12:49 PM   #32
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Bill Gates had a video appearance at MacWorld (96?), I believe the final details were worked out between Jobs and Gates just prior to the event kicking off. Sounds like a perfect scene for Sorkin’s idea.
yes that would be great!


Good thinking.

I just think people always associate those two and I think it will make for good film


I wasn't aware this is the same guy that did The Social Network so I no longer am as doubtful about this.

Looking forward to it.
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Old Nov 15, 2012, 12:51 PM   #33
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Sounds like the movie will be far more innovative than the biography it's based on. I'm looking forward to it!
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Old Nov 15, 2012, 12:54 PM   #34
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eh, just read the biography and the other true stories published about Jobs. I think a movie will lose too much detail....
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Old Nov 15, 2012, 12:55 PM   #35
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I hope its shot in 3D so when he holds up the iPhone the entire audience flinches.
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Old Nov 15, 2012, 12:55 PM   #36
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eh, just read the biography and the other true stories published about Jobs. I think a movie will lose too much detail....
All book readers think that about every movie that is made that was also a book.



Thats why only pop up books and scratch and sniff for me
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I like to think it was much like that hitler parody meme
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Old Nov 15, 2012, 12:56 PM   #38
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If Sorkin plays lose with the facts like he did with Social Network (one of my favorite movies) he's going to be crucified by the Apple loyal.
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Old Nov 15, 2012, 12:57 PM   #39
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Good to see all of the writers and directors of MacRumors coming out to weigh in here. Sorkin clearly has no idea how to write good stories and produce great works.

oh.
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Old Nov 15, 2012, 12:59 PM   #40
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Sorkin is a great writer. I can't wait to see how he pulls this off.
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Old Nov 15, 2012, 12:59 PM   #41
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Hmmm, the original Mac, the NeXT cube, and the iPod.

The sequel can therefore have the Apple II, Macintosh II and iPhone (Newton II) as the emphasis.

The end of the trilogy? Apple I, Mac Cube, Apple TV with a segment on what they all morphed into. By the time that is shown we will know what Apple TV becomes. Cube -> Mini and AI became the Mac ecosystem.

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Make it original mac (the history of apple), The cube (the fail), iPod (the start of something new), then end with Jobs about to go on stage with the iPhone....then cut... real stock footage of Jobs announcing the iPhone ("the problem is with the bottom third down here", "250 inventions and boy have we patented it" "an internet communicator, a phone, a widescreen ipod", "today, Apple reinvents the phone.").
done

edit: hot damn i should be a writer, director, multimillionaire movie maker
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Old Nov 15, 2012, 01:03 PM   #43
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I like the idea of throwing in a fail product as well.


Something to make him doubt if they are going in the right direction....
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Old Nov 15, 2012, 01:05 PM   #44
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If true, his cancer won't enter into the film at all. Interesting.
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Old Nov 15, 2012, 01:09 PM   #45
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If true, his cancer won't enter into the film at all. Interesting.
well he was diagnosted with cancer in 2003. Something could be mentioned about it. Like perhaps keeping it under wraps or something.


Who knows. All speculation.
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Old Nov 15, 2012, 01:09 PM   #46
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I was being sarcastic in an earlier post, but I really do think Sorkin can pull off a great film here.
Even if centered around notable product launches, I imagine it will most certainly involve flashback cuts.

Think about the movie "Walk The Line". Most of the film is a series of flashbacks nested in a sequence where Johnny Cash is about to go onstage at Folsom Prison.

We shall see.
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Old Nov 15, 2012, 01:10 PM   #47
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I look forward to it, if anybody can make it work it's Sorkin... Although centered around 3 events I think it will feature some heavy back-story about what lead to that specific moment, he seems to do that a lot and that's what I like about his style - take The Social Networks as an example, the "main scene" was the legal proceedings with the Winklevoss Twins - he did the same thing through several episodes of The West Wing (most prominently in "In The Shadow Of Two Gunmen") and in a couple of The Newsroom episodes...
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If Sorkin plays lose with the facts like he did with Social Network (one of my favorite movies) he's going to be crucified by the Apple loyal.
Sorkin could build a time machine, follow Jobs around with a hidden camera and let us watch months of continuous completely unedited 360° footage, and there will still be complaints.

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Old Nov 15, 2012, 01:14 PM   #49
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Uh oh...

This strikes me as a boring way to do it, and that the story told will be woefully incomplete.
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