Steve Jobs (2015/16): What Needs to Be Said and Done?

Danny Boyle and Aaron Sorkin’s version of Steve Jobs is set to be one of this Oscar season’s biggest hits. How can this docudrama not fall into the Oscar Bait void or fall even further (2013’s Jobs)?

  • As vain as this may be, I'd say a lot of it has to do with the film's crew. 2013's Jobs starred Ashton Kutcher, who was the only one with any star power in the film, was written by Michael Whiteley, a first time screenwriter, and directed by Joshua Michael Stern, whose other film credits include Swing Vote and Neverwas. On the whole, this wasn't exactly the best crew out there, at least when compared to the upcoming Jobs film, which stars Michael Fassbender, Seth Rogen, and Kate Winslet, is directed by Danny Boyle, who has Trainspotting, Slumdog Millionaire, and 127 Hours under his belt, and written by Aaron Sorkin, who penned The Social Network and created The West Wing and The Newsroom. On the whole, I think this article should definitely address what it means to have credibility when it comes to making a film, and how a lot of the time, it comes down to whose making it. One could even go further and as if such biases are justified when considering the worth of a film. – August Merz 9 years ago

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