Screen Junkies » steve jobs http://www.screenjunkies.com Movie Reviews & TV Show Reviews Fri, 12 Sep 2014 21:34:42 +0000 en hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.3.1 David Fincher Disconnects From Steve Jobs Biopic http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/david-fincher-disconnects-from-steve-jobs-biopic/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/david-fincher-disconnects-from-steve-jobs-biopic/#comments Mon, 14 Apr 2014 21:53:37 +0000 Wookie Johnson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=261062 Fincher wants Michael Bay money.

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David Fincher has walked away from the Steve Jobs biopic. I like to think that he filmed himself doing this in a long, twelve-minute Steadicam shot.

Sony Pictures is looking to replace Fincher, who was asking for a “ridiculous” fee according to studio insiders. The problem stemmed from not only money, but also control. Here Fincher is trying to oversee how the film’s marketing will be handled – a wish granted in the past that resulted in the loss of hundreds of thousands of dollars.

A charming source told THR,  “You’re not doing Transformers here. You’re not doing Captain America. This is quality — it’s not screaming commerciality. He should be rewarded in success but not up front.”

In all fairness, you can’t buy groceries with Oscar gold. Just ask Cuba Gooding, Jr..

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Christian Bale Considering Playing Steve Jobs In David Fincher’s Take On The Biopic http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/christian-bale-considering-playing-steve-jobs-in-david-finchers-take-on-the-biopic/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/christian-bale-considering-playing-steve-jobs-in-david-finchers-take-on-the-biopic/#comments Fri, 21 Mar 2014 15:11:58 +0000 Penn Collins http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=260406 DO YOU REALLY THINK YOU CAN IMPROVE ON ASHTON'S WORK, CHRISTIAN?

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David Fincher is a scarce, previous natural resource. He’s one of the few directors that can take non-academic or non-intellectual material and turn it into an art form. Which is why it’s always a little disheartening to hear him attached to a project that doesn’t just blow me away. So the news that he’s circling another Steve Jobs biopic, and is eying Christian Bale as the lead isn’t too exciting.

The story of the Apple founder has been told recently in his obituaries, his biography, and that Ashton Kutcher film Jobs. It can be told again, but hopefully later, and by someone else.

Oh, and the film will be written by Aaron Sorkin, which means it won’t exactly have a deft hand when it comes the dialogue.

Maybe it’s time for Fincher to look at This Is 40, Tyler Durden. I’d watch that.

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David Fincher In Talks For Aaron Sorkin’s Steve Jobs Biopic http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/david-fincher-in-talks-for-aaron-sorkins-steve-jobs-biopic/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/david-fincher-in-talks-for-aaron-sorkins-steve-jobs-biopic/#comments Wed, 26 Feb 2014 19:59:22 +0000 Wookie Johnson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=259710 The Apple Network.

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The Social Network team of David Fincher, Aaron Sorkin, and producer Scott Rudin are dusting off the Steadicam for a story about a different computer genius. Fincher is now in talks for a Steve Jobs biopic that will forever erase the public’s memory of the one starring Ashton Kutcher. The movie takes place over three different time periods, each taking place behind the scenes of three big product launch presentations. It will probably look like this:

(THR)

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Aaron Sorkin Is ‘Strongly Considering’ Steve Jobs Biopic, Since He Loves Depicting Cold Tech Giants http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/aaron-sorkin-is-strongly-considering-steve-jobs-biopic-since-he-loves-depicting-cold-tech-giants/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/aaron-sorkin-is-strongly-considering-steve-jobs-biopic-since-he-loves-depicting-cold-tech-giants/#comments Wed, 23 Nov 2011 15:51:13 +0000 Penn Collins http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=237754 Sources close to him indicate that Jobs did both walk and talk, so Aaron Sorkin seems like a natural fit.

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Aaron Sorkin is ‘strongly considering’ penning the screenplay for Sony‘s Steve Jobs biopic based on the recent biography Steve Jobs.

So far, he hasn’t committed to the project, but said at the P.S. Arts Express Yourself Festival:

“Right now I’m just in the thinking-about-it stages. It’s a really big movie and it’s going to be a great movie no matter who writes it.”

Sorkin is now just in the process of reading Walter Isaacson’s biography of the Apple founder and global icon, so let’s not lean on him too hard until he finishes the book, ok? We all know how annoying it can be when someone’s all “Have you finished that book yet? Isn’t it great?”

Well, just imagine that someone is Sony Pictures, and they want you to write their movie. Ugh. That’s worse than any book club.

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Sony Pokes Aaron Sorkin And Asks Him To Write Steve Jobs Biopic http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/sony-pokes-aaron-sorkin-and-asks-him-to-write-steve-jobs-biopic/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/sony-pokes-aaron-sorkin-and-asks-him-to-write-steve-jobs-biopic/#comments Tue, 25 Oct 2011 13:58:05 +0000 Wookie Johnson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=233639 Sony calls on the master of nerd storytelling.

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Aaron Sorkin is being courted for his ability to write about nerds. The Social Network screenwriter has been approached by Sony for their Steve Jobs biopic. The studio snatched up the rights to the Apple CEO’s biography (which was recently rushed to bookstore shelves) about two days after he lost his fight to pancreatic cancer, and are wooing Sorkin for the project.

It makes sense. Sorkin is no stranger to Jobs, having written a remembrance of the man who once approached him to write for Pixar. However, is this project too Aaron Sorkin-y? He’s handled similar subject matter before, and given his personal connection, he might feel compromised when attempting to approach the story from an objective position, especially if he does his writing on a Mac. (LA Times)

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Sony Picks Up Steve Jobs Biography Because, Hey, Steve Jobs http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/sony-picks-up-steve-jobs-biography-because-hey-steve-jobs/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/sony-picks-up-steve-jobs-biography-because-hey-steve-jobs/#comments Fri, 07 Oct 2011 23:46:29 +0000 Penn Collins http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=231728 NEWS FROM BEYOND THE GRAVE!

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Because the internet news cycle dictates that we report all things Jobs and Apple until 6 PM PDT today, we bring you news that Steve Jobs biography, which has been rushed since news of his death broke, has been optioned as a film by Sony Pictures.

The book, intuitively titled Steve Jobs, clocks in at 448 pages and is comprised of interviews with over 40 of his friends, family, and co-workers. Since the book isn’t released for a few weeks, it’s hard to know what to expect from a movie. I would assume it’s going to be like Ray or Walk the Line, but with a lot more turtlenecks and iPhones.

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6 Ways Steve Jobs Changed The Way We Watch Movies http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/6-ways-steve-jobs-changed-the-way-we-watch-movies/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/6-ways-steve-jobs-changed-the-way-we-watch-movies/#comments Thu, 06 Oct 2011 16:16:31 +0000 Nicholas Pell http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=231464 From iPads to Pixar, Jobs had a tremendous effect on the world of visual entertainment.

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No joking around, kids. It’s a really sad day.

While the iPad isn’t intended solely as a video player, the ability to watch a film or television show anywhere there’s a WiFi connection would have been unheard of just a few years ago. Combined with streaming video technology, the device has radically altered the entertainment landscape, creating an appetite for instantaneous consumption of film and television shows, and challenging the need for set broadcast times and the theatrical release of films.

Final Cut Pro

No longer do you need to have film-editing equipment to make yourself a movie. All you need is a digital camera and a bootlegged copy of Final Cut Pro. The product revolutionized the world of film, making viral videos, webisodes, fan series and truly independent film in the reach of anyone who can point and shoot. Perhaps more than any other product in film history, Final Cut Pro leveled the playing field, democratizing the world of film.

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R.I.P. Steve Jobs http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/r-i-p-steve-jobs/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/r-i-p-steve-jobs/#comments Thu, 06 Oct 2011 13:35:23 +0000 Wookie Johnson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=231433 This is sadder than the first ten minutes of 'Up'.

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The buzzing device in your pocket has likely alerted you to the fact that Apple co-founder and former CEO, Steve Jobs has passed away. The man responsible for changing the way the world communicates, innovates, and entertains succumbed to pancreatic cancer at the age of 56.

Having previously served as the chief executive of Pixar Animation Studios, Jobs helped to radically redefine what an animated film can be. Breathtaking visuals weren’t enough. There needed to be heart as well. This ethic lead to the creation of several memorable characters and unforgettable films. Films that have impacted children and adults alike.

Jobs will be sorely missed but will live on as a symbol of invention and ingenuity. Our condolences to those who loved him and those he loved. This is sadder than the first ten minutes of Up.

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So Long, Steve Jobs; Here Are Five Videos We’ll Remember You By http://www.screenjunkies.com/tv/clips-tv/so-long-steve-jobs-heres-five-videos-well-remember-you-by/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/tv/clips-tv/so-long-steve-jobs-heres-five-videos-well-remember-you-by/#comments Thu, 25 Aug 2011 00:15:04 +0000 Jame Gumb http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=225851 What better way to say goodbye to Steve Jobs than with five hastily compiled videos?

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By now you’ve probably heard the news that Steve Jobs is retiring from his position as the CEO of Apple. And there’s a good chance you heard the news while using a product that Jobs himself helped develop.

No reason was given for his departure, but sadly, it is most likely the result of his ongoing battle with pancreatic cancer. And the fact that one of the richest, most powerful men in the world can’t buy his way out of death is a real son of a bitch, at least in my opinion. But rather than sit around and contemplate the frailty of human life, I think our time would be better spent watching the following five Apple related technology videos, don’t you? Good. Very good.

1984

This famous Apple ad introduced the world to the Macintosh, and is widely considered one of the greatest marketing campaigns of all time. Ridley Scott directed the spot, which cost nearly $900,000, a ridiculous amount to spend by early 80′s standards. If you don’t get the 1984 references, or the Macintosh references, for that matter, chances are you need to pay more attention in History class.

David Lynch

While the cool kids seem to love all things “Mac,” not everyone is a fan. As director David Lynch points out, this is especially true when it comes to watching movies.

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