Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Steve Jobs


Alex Gibney's take on the extraordinary life and influence of the tech visionary. Like most (all?) high achievers, Jobs is revealed here as an absolute prick in his personal and business dealings. But in spite of that his products were much beloved and have changed the way millions of people live their daily lives. And masses of people mourned his passing.

Jobs saw himself connecting people, which was true. His gadgets have also served to alienate people from each other, also true. The sight of groups of people all staring into their phones has become a common sight. I even saw it at the screening last night.

This was done with the high level of care and balance I've come to expect from Gibney. It will serve as the definitive doc on Jobs for the foreseeable future.


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