'JOBS' Movie Clip 'Totally Wrong', Says Steve Wozniak

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  1. macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    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.
    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.

    Article Link: 'JOBS' Movie Clip 'Totally Wrong', Says Steve Wozniak
  2. macrumors 65816

    Feb 15, 2011
  3. macrumors regular

    Jul 14, 2005
    Nice little pitch for your book at the end, Woz.

    But what a humble and benevolent ass guy. Woz is a true spirit.
  4. macrumors 6502a

    szw-mapple fan

    Jul 28, 2012
  5. macrumors 6502a


    Nov 26, 2003
    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.

  6. macrumors newbie


    Jun 2, 2011
    Yeah.. "Anyone who reads my book iWoz can get a clearer picture."... sounds like capitalism to me... oh Woz...
  7. macrumors 65816


    Jul 11, 2008

    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.

  8. macrumors 68030


    Aug 16, 2011
    Philadelphia Area
  9. macrumors 6502


    May 22, 2008
    Nice. Woz wants to get in on the Jobs-action too. He aint rich enough.
  10. macrumors 68000

    Jan 26, 2008
    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.
  11. macrumors 6502a

    Jul 1, 2010
  12. macrumors regular


    Jun 11, 2009
    Derry, NH
  13. macrumors member

    Apr 18, 2005
    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.
  14. macrumors Penryn


    Jul 11, 2003
    It's a freaking movie. Only idiots don't expect some poetic license.

    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?
  15. macrumors G5

    Jun 22, 2009
    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
  16. macrumors 65816


    Nov 17, 2010
    I thought Wozniaks perception of times and events were skewed to begin with.
  17. macrumors 65816

    Aug 1, 2010
    Like we all said in the last article, this movie is a FLOP
  18. macrumors member

    Jul 19, 2012
    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!
  19. macrumors 6502

    Jan 26, 2006
    SLC, Utah
    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.
  20. macrumors 68030


    Dec 30, 2009
    This leaves little hope for the actual movie itself. UGH! :/
  21. macrumors 68040

    Aug 8, 2008
    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.
  22. yod
    macrumors newbie

    Nov 9, 2012
    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...
  23. macrumors 6502a


    Sep 23, 2007
    Derbyshire, England
    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 ...
  24. macrumors regular


    Feb 28, 2012
    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
  25. macrumors newbie

    Sep 16, 2006
    back off

    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.:apple:

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