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At last month's D10 conference, screenwriter Aaron Sorkin (The West Wing, The Social Network, A Few Good Men) sat down with Walt Mossberg to discuss his new HBO show The Newsroom (premiering June 24th) and his latest project, adapting Walter Isaacson's biography of Steve Jobs into a movie for Sony Pictures.


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LethalWolfe Avatar
125 months ago
Prepare yourself for another piece with several real-life people "condensed" into a single character, date-night love stories added that never existed, and major facts wildly different from how they actually happened because "poetic license" makes it OK.
You just described every biographical movie & tv show ever made. If you want to watch an accurate portrayal of someone's life your best bet is a documentary.


Lethal
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jlgolson Avatar
125 months ago
You just described every biographical movie & tv show ever made. If you want to watch an accurate portrayal of someone's life your best bet is a documentary.
Exactly. It's meant to be entertaining and put a lot of butts in seats.

Just enjoy it and don't take anything too seriously.
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BlueParadox Avatar
125 months ago
Please not Noah Wyle. Sorry to the above posters, but I just don't think Wyle has enough intensity for the role. Besides, he's already done it.

Actors I could imagine pulling off the difficult task of playing Jobs are:

Edward Norton
Michael Fassbender
Christian Bale
Daniel Day Lewis

All great actors, all possessing a complexity similar to Jobs, all with their own fire-burning-inside intensity. :apple:
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Rocketman Avatar
125 months ago
My favorite TV writer. When I heard he was writing the Steve Jobs movie I knew it would be far better than Biography 2.0.

Although I am looking forward to the "circus" version with Kutcher. Note the reference to the D10 interview term. :)

Dx interviews could be improved with 70% less host talk (run on sentences) and 70% more guest interviews.

Rocketman
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adildacoolset Avatar
125 months ago
I dont freakin care about who the hell plays as steve jobs, as long as he looks alike and acts well
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jacobtaylor1987 Avatar
125 months ago
I still think they should get Noah Wyle to do Steve. Not sure who they should get to play the Google gaggle.

No dis on Noah Wyle, but I'd rather see someone of a higher calibre than someone who stars in second rate television dramas. I want a film actor who really knows his stuff.

Just because you saw Noah Wyle in some made for tv movie does not mean that he is necessarily right for the role.
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