Behind the 'Steve Jobs' movie controversy -- and magic
Behind the scenes of the Steve Jobs movie there was controversy and magic.
I'm Bridget Carey.
This is your CNET Update.
Steve Jobs had a profound impact on the technology we carry in our pockets today.
And in the movie that bears his name Screenwriter, Aaron Sorkin, paints a picture of the difficult to deal with genius by going behind the scenes of three of his major product launches.
Starring Michael Fassbender as Jobs, the entire movie and all dialog with major people in his life happens 30 minutes before he's about to get on stage, three different times.
To present the Macintosh in 1984, the next black cube computer in 1988, and the iMac ten years later in 1998.
I got to see a screening of the film and Sorkin's writing makes it an intellectual and entertaining movie.
But his template makes it implausible that Jobs would have all these amazing conflicting conversations that some of his life and personal character flaws with all these key people, including his daughter, 30 minutes before showtime.
But hey That's where Sorkin makes you feel the pressure and drama.
At a Q & A with the audience after the screening, Sorkin and director Danny Boyle shared some interesting tidbits from making the movie and the drama going on with push back from people who knew Jobs.
The movie is releasing Friday in a cloud of controversy with several high profile people who knew and worked with Jobs.
Speaking out against the film, including Tim Cook and Joanie Ive of Apple.
And there are leaked emails and reports about Jobs's widow trying to stop the release of the movie.
To that note, Sorkin says he doesn't begrudge Jobs's wife, Lorine for what she's stealing.
After all, Jobs died four years ago this week.
But Sorkin says these people have not seen the movie or read the screen play, and says if they do, he thinks they'd be pleasantly surprised.
Apple co-founder, Steve Wozniak, agreed to help out with the movie as a paid consultant, and as Sorkin and Boyle described, he's a sweet guy that's really into magic tricks these days.
In the movie, he was played by actor Seth Rogen.
So as you get to know him better, Rogen went with Woz To a Mecca for magicians, the Magic Castle in Los Angeles.
It's a club for magicians in the area.
And Woz rode there on a Segway.
But not just any Segway, it was apparently the first Segway ever made.
But the headlight was busted, so he had to tape a flashlight to the front.
Yeah., what a character.
Lars also performed magic tricks at dinner with the film's creators.
But, as Boyle said he "didn't do them particularly well." And Sorkin also shared his perspective on jobs the man and that he shares something in common.
With Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg.
Sorkin said he believes that deep down Steve Jobs felt he was irreparably damaged in some way and was not worthy of being liked or loved, and that these computers were something Jobs needed to resolve those issues.
Sorkin, who also wrote the movie The Social Network, Said Zuckerberg, also created something he needed at the time, a way for an uncomfortable 19-year-old to socialize.
Steve Jobs is in select theaters Friday, opening nationwide on October 23rd.
And that's it for this tech news update.
There's more at cnet.com.
From our studios in New York, I'm Bridget Carey.