Thank you, Aaron Sorkin.
The official trailer for the new Steve Jobs movie (release date: October 9) is out, and I have to say: it looks pretty rich.
We mustn’t get carried away — it’s only a trailer, after all — but the movie sure looks like it lives up to the Sorkin standard.
Personally, I can’t imagine a more difficult screenwriting task. How does one take such a complicated, important life and distill it into 90 minutes’ worth of dialog and images?
Sorkin’s job was to pick the moments that tell a story as they reveal the nature of the man. And historical accuracy isn’t exactly the highest priority — creating a great movie experience is.
I can already hear the knee-jerk reactions: “But Fassbender doesn’t look anything like Steve Jobs!”
Correct. And I, for one, am relieved by that. Continue reading →