Jobs

Jobs

DVD - 2013
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A riveting story of a true American visionary, a man who let nothing stand in the way of greatness. It chronicles the iconic innovator and entrepreneur's early days. He was a college dropout who co-founded Apple Computer Inc. and was then forced to leave. More than a decade later, Jobs returns and single-handedly sets a course that will turn the once-tiny startup into one of the world's most valuable companies. His epic journey blazes a trail that changes technology-and the world-forever.
Publisher: [United States] : Universal Studios Home Entertainment, c2013
Branch Call Number: DVD 791.4372 JOB
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (ca. 129 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in

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jimg2000
Feb 14, 2016

Having read several books and numerous articles on Jobs and Apple through the years, this film exhibited the ugliness and genius of jobs as a friend, father, son, colleague, marketeer, boss and product development guru. While some of the failures as Newton, Lisa, Pippin etc were left off, his positive influence on Pixar was omitted. All in all, a great dramatized autobiography of the revered creative entrepreneur.

Kutcher was ASWOME. Great movie, but should have ended with Job's later successes... i-pod... i-phone... i-pad etc!

gramercygal Mar 17, 2015

I thought Kutcher did a tremendous job portraying Steve Jobs.
I also watched the PBS presentation of Jobs 1st. There were many comments from the people he worked with ... but the movie showed more of his personality ... while the PBS had more comments from the people who knew him.
Both were worth watching.

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EMP_0
Mar 14, 2015

I read the book when it came out and saw the movie. He was ruthless in the book and he's ruthless in the movie. It's unfortunate that his way of getting things done was telling people off and how bad their work was. I wonder if it was a reflection of how bad he felt about himself, because that's usually the case.
One thing people always leave out is that Woz was the one with the programming skills and the grunt of the work, but Jobs vision is what drew people. I rather have someone that's not going to belittle my work and talk to me in a condescending way just because he feels he can.

jpozenel Feb 28, 2015

It was quite long. Not exactly the most compelling story, but if you're an Apple fan it probably doesn't matter.

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gtct
Jan 31, 2015

If you have yet to read Jobs' biography or watched this movie, do the movie first.
I read before I watched and was somewhat disappointed.

NewYorkViews Dec 05, 2014

This brilliant film was an excellent, interesting portrayal of a software type creative dude Steve Jobs, taking the computer to a new level with his friends, and having to convince the business world and some workers, of what was thought of as impossible.

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LibraryDood
Sep 27, 2014

Very accurate biograhpy depicted onto film. Kutcher does an amazing job of acting as Jobs. One thing, what i don't get is that in 2001 he had gray hair, and in 1995-97 (When the first iMac came out (imac not Macintosh)) he had all brown hair.

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chenrulai
Jul 28, 2014

Looks they cannot find an actor to be like Jobs in his 40s and 50s.

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Kim_H
Jun 05, 2014

Decent movie with good acting. There may be 10 minutes at the end of the movie that depicts a likeable Jobs!

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jimg2000
Feb 15, 2016

We're gonna put a dent in the universe. Here's to the crazy ones. The misfits, the rebels, the troublemakers, the round pegs in the square holes, the ones who see things differently. They're not fond of rules, and they have no respect for the status quo. You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them. About the only thing you can't do is ignore them. Because they change things. They push the human race forward. And while some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius. Because the people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world are the ones who do.

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jimg2000
Feb 15, 2016

Sculley: A few months ago, when Steve was visiting me in Manhattan, he asked me a very important question. He said, "Do you want to sell sugar water for the rest of your life, "or come with me, and change the world?"
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When you grow up, you tend to get told the world is the way that it is, your life is just to live
your life inside the world and try not to bash into the walls too much. But that's a very limited life. Life can be much broader, once you discover one simple fact. And that is that
everything around you that you call life was made up by people that are no smarter than you. And you can change it. You can influence it. You can build your own things, that other people can use. It's to shake off this erroneous notion that life is just there, and you're just gonna live in it, versus embrace it. Change it' Improve it. Make your mark upon it. And once you learn that, you'll never be the same again.

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jimg2000
Feb 15, 2016

Rock: Mike, I love everything Steve represents. You know that. But he's like a kid in a candy
store, and we've given him the keys.
Mike: Yeah. But, it's his candy store.
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Steve: They're not seeing the big picture.
Mike: That's right. The shareholders don't see past their own shadows. They're only concerned about the here and the now. And the Board has got blinders on. If they could see you they'd take them off, they'd see you the way I see you. The way your employees see you.
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Okay, Jef. Let's get a couple things straight. We don't do fine. And we don't accept things
the way that they are, and we don't stop innovating. ... We have an opportunity to build
a revolutionary machine. And in your life you only get to do so many things. Right now we've
chosen to do this So let's make it great.

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jimg2000
Feb 14, 2016

JOBS: I don't care if HP didn't like it. It matters.
WOZNIAK: Yeah. It's got potential.
JOBS: No, the Sex Pistols have potential. This is the wheel. It's the Industrial Revolution.
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Do you know why people buy an Apple? Why do they buy an Apple, not the competitor?
Because it's got bravado. It's social status. No, you know what? It's even more than that. It's social currency. We've raised the bar. And if we want to stay there, we gotta risk everything.
Great artists, Dylan, Picasso, Newton, they risk failure. And if we want to be great, we've gotta risk it, too.
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-Stieve, he was our best programmer in the division.
-He's the best programmer that doesn't care about our vision.
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-Somethings happened to you, Steve.
-I'm grown up, Woz.
-No. No, you're not.

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jimg2000
Feb 14, 2016

Because what it represents is as important as what it is. It's a tool for the heart. And when you can touch someone's heart, that's limitless. If I do say so myself, it's insanely cool. It's a music player. It's a thousand songs in your pocket. I'd like to introduce you to the iPod.
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-Excuse me, what, a degree is a waste of time now? So...
-For some. For others it offers validation. Job security.
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Calligraphy is the artful and visual expression of communication. Take Garamond, for example. A typeface specifically designed to make the very act of reading more natural.
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-And your odor. Are you showering like we discussed?
-I'm wearing shoes. You asked me to wear shoes, and I've got them on.
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-I've got some really good funny Polish jokes, which work because I'm Polish. Hang out and tell me what you think of this one. Ready? Ready? What is long, and hard, that a Polish
bride gets on her wedding night? A new last name.

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LibraryDood
Sep 27, 2014

"Insanely Great"

-Steve Jobs

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LibraryDood
Sep 27, 2014

LibraryDood thinks this title is suitable for 12 years and over

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LibraryDood
Sep 27, 2014

Other: Use of coarse language such as "hell" Not to mention extremely funny at some times.

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