'Steve Jobs' Movie Chosen as Centerpiece for 53rd New York Film Festival

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    Danny Boyle's upcoming Steve Jobs film has been selected as the Centerpiece of the 53rd New York Film Festival, which takes place from September 25 through October 11. The announcement was made by the Film Society of Lincoln Center, which hosts the NYFF each year.

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    Steve Jobs will be screened for audiences at the festival on October 3, about a week before the movie gets a wide release on October 9. New York Film Festival Director and Selection Committee Chair Kent Jones voiced excitement for the Aaron Sorkin-penned movie's Centerpiece selection at this year's NYFF, a position held in past years by movies like No Country For Old Men and Inherent Vice.
    The 17-day film festival previously announced that its opening and closing night films will be Robert Zemeckis's The Walk and Don Cheadle's Miles Ahead, respectively. Tickets to the festival aren't exactly open to the public at large, but those interested can sign up to become a Film Society member, and provide a small donation, to receive "exclusive benefits" like early ticket access to NYFF screenings and events ahead of the general public.

    These benefits reduce the cost of the festival to packages ranging between $300 and $1,250. There are also VIP passes available that begin at $5,000 and go up to as much as $20,000 to include multiple tickets, exclusive VIP seating, and exclusive NYFF53 commemorative items like the festival's official poster and a limited-edition tote bag.

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    Would be nice to spend a weekend in NYC and catch this movie at the festival, but I will probably wait until I can rent it on AppleTV for 6 bucks. That seems way cheaper and more convenient for my lazy....:D
     
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    And..... Is there a point to that obvious observation? I ask becuase I think it has been universally agreed that this is an actor and not a clone. Frankly I very much doubt that Steve could have played himself on screen.
     
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    Well the other lookalikes kinda suck so there weren't many options...
     
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    The centerpiece? What's that say about all the other films to be unspooled?
     
  7. Damtoft macrumors member

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    Michael Fassbender will be the resurrection of Steve Jobs. This will be the best movie of the year, maybe even the decade?
     
  8. Alenore macrumors 6502

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    Or it won't and everyone will forget about this movie.

    I'd really like if we could get over Steve Jobs at some point. It's getting ridiculous. Soon, Steve Jobs statues ?
     
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    You mean we don't have a single statue of the man? Not even on the Apple Campus? How is this possible. We need to start a campaign or a petition or something. This injustice must be righted and now.

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    Queue the same old, tired cliché that he doesn't look like Steve Jobs.
     
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    Neither did George C Scott look like General Patton...but he still won an Academy Award for the role....its called "acting".
     
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    Amanda Seyfried as Linda Lovelace, in Lovelace
    Angelina Jolie as Mariance Pearl, in A Mighty Heart
    Channing Tatum as Mark Shultz, in Foxcatcher
    Daniel Radcliffe as Allen Ginsberg, in Kill Your Darlings
    James Franco as Aron Ralston, in 127 Hours
    Leonardo DiCaprio as Frank Abagnale Jr, in Catch Me If You Can
    Leonardo DiCaprio as Jordan Belfort, in The Wolf of Wall Street
    Reese Witherspoon as June Carter Cash, in Walk The Line

    What links all those castings in biopics?
    ..The actor looks nothing like the real-life person they are playing.

    But acting is not impersonating. If it was, movies would be very different indeed. And a lot less enjoyable.

    I guess there is a subjective difference when the real-life character is so much more well known, as is the case here, with Steve Jobs. And I would predict that that will create a barrier of some kind with all of us when watching this film, even those of us defending the casting of a quality actor like Fassbender.

    But take a look at those movies listed above again.. and if you've seen a few of them, how do you feel about them?
    Did you enjoy them? Did you not enjoy them?
    And was your enjoyment based upon how much the character looked like their real-life counterpart... or was it based upon the quality of the acting, the script, the plot, the cinematography, the style, the story, the tension, the supporting cast, the locations, the visual effects, etc etc etc.

    Finally, it is foolish to judge a movie that you have not yet seen.
     
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    If you would cast based on someone being a lookalike rather than the quality of their acting ability, you're missing the entire point. Do you think Meryl Streep is a dead ringer for all the people she portrays? Noah Wylie didn't look much like him either. However, Ashton Kutcher does, and look what a disaster that was.
     
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    Meryl Streep is overrated. She could have a small three second role where all she does is far or play some annoying shrew of a boss in a chick flick and get an oscar nomination... OH WAIT A MINUTE, the latter actually happened!
     
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    They just need to hire the SNL casting and makeup teams to get the right balance between the looks and the acting.
     
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    Ya, there is a point. It’s tough to watch a story and believe that is the character the actor is portraying – Steve Jobs.
     
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    But many have done it just fine with many other movies where actors don't really physically match up the person they are portraying.
     
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    Jobs was such an icon, making him look like even a little like Jobs would have helped. It is like casting Tom Cruise to play Dr. Dre.
     
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    Pretty clearly it's not like that. And the majority of the typical public more than likely won't even realize that much of it at all, and many of thew few who even might most likely won't care enough anyway.
     
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    Oh no, Steve himself is coming back. There have been several sightings of him and in fact just recently he was spotted in a carwash in Santa Clara, and a movie theatre in Milpitas. :D
     
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    People are about manners, way's of speech, peculiarities. We misunderstand ourselves in huge ways. In 5 minutes you'll forget about the dissimilarity and immerse in the miovie (if they did it right).

    And:
     
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    Your name is so appropriate.
     
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    John Lovitz looked like Jay Sherman.
     

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