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jOBS trailer, Kutcher 2.0 released

jOBS.jpgThe cult fans of Apple and Steve Jobs went crazy over the trailer for jOBS, the film about Steve Jobs and the Apple company, but for others it might just breeze past them. One thing can be said whatever camp you're in, Ashton Kutcher looks like he's going to be getting a lot of praise for his performance and I'm basing that on the trailer alone.

The film is written by first time feature writer Matt Whiteley and directed by Joshua Michael Stern who directed Swing Vote and apart from Kutcher we're also going to see Dermot Mulroney, James Woods, Lukas Haas, Matthew Modine, J.K. Simmons, Lesley Ann Warren, Ron Eldard and Kevin Dunn.

I'm not an Apple fan and I don't go in for the closed and controlling way the hardware and software operates, I like open, interconnecting systems. That said I do appreciate what Steve Jobs, Steve Wozniak and Ronald Wayne have done with the style and the innovation that Apple has brought to the computer industry.

That said I didn't really see how exciting a film about Steve Jobs would be, especially since I'm not one of the Apple followers, but after seeing the trailer it does look like there's going to be a lot of drama in it.

Here's the trailer for jOBS through TrailerAddict, see what you think of it Apple fan or not.



So, Captain Filmstalker. Not a fan of apple? I know that we have a lot of off recording banter about it when we do the audiocast. It's always fun.

Coming from the opposite side of the fence, as an apple fanboy, I've been looking forward to this for a while, and its good to see it finally ramping up for release.

It seems to hit the main beats from the biographies I've read, plus pick up on his binary style of leadership.

I don't expect it to be a puff piece, just a balanced flick. The story is all there, and it is drama based, christ, there is drama there. But theres also the human stuff which they seem to have picked up on.

You might not like apple, or the way they operate, but people do. I for one, know how big a difference a mac made to me, just as a PC has to you.

At the end of the day, the banter is banter, but this is a great story, I hope it works.

Just to clear something up, I'm not on the "opposite side" of any fence, I just dislike the way that Apple control their systems at the expense of the user's choice. I love their stylish designs, but I hate the way they treat their users and how their systems limit the user's access and control.

I don't think the PC on its own made a difference to me, for me it was the whole computing revolution and specifically the work that IBM, Microsoft and Apple did in delivering object orientated computing.

It's there I can see drama, the whole battle about delivering an GUI for computing where IBM and Microsoft worked together working on their OS until Microsoft split to work on Windows. I find that could be a corporate thriller story.

With the Jobs and Apple one it's really a battle all around Apple and I'm not sure how big that is going to feel for the non-Apple fan. Still, it could be a great character piece.

Maybe we should do an audiocast for it.......?

We'd just argue all the time wouldn't we?



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