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Aaron Sorkin's Steve Jobs Film Composed of Three 30-Minute Scenes?

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November 15, 2012
Source: CNET

Aaron Sorkin / Apple / Steve Jobs

At the beginning of the summer, Aaron Sorkin was confirmed to adapt Walter Isaacson's best-selling biography Steve Jobs about the late, iconic Apple and Pixar co-founder for a feature film. Since then, details have been hard to come by for the anticipated film. But today, an appearance by Sorkin at The Hero Summit, an event presented by Newsweek and The Daily Beast, resulted in the writer revealing a unique structure for his film. Rather than being a traditional biopic, a tweet from The Daily Beast indicated that the film will be told in three 30-minute acts, each focusing on Jobs backstage at three different Apple events.

CNET called our attention to Sorkin's details, saying he wanted to avoid the "cradle-to-grave structure of a biography," and he wanted to feature a "point of friction" for Jobs in his life and career. In addition, 9-to-5 Mac reports each scene will follow Jobs just before the unveiling of the Mac, NeXT, and the original iPod. Does that mean flashbacks will be used to tell the story of how each of those items came to be? This could be a slightly more serialized style of story, similar to how Walk the Line told the story of Johnny Cash with bookends of Joaquin Phoenix waiting to perform at Folsom Prison. Either way, we trust Sorkin implicitly after crafting a stellar script for The Social Network and a solid first season for "The Newsroom." As of now, we're still waiting to hear who might play Jobs in this film, and who will direct, so stay tuned.

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  • http://twitter.com/rltuva Robert L. Tuva
    The Newsroom is really a mediocre TV at best.
    • http://www.facebook.com/matt.peloquin.14 Matt Peloquin
      I loved the first couple episodes and it really kept me on the hook when an actual news story broke that would mimic real life, but the character relationships are trying too hard to be The Office.
    • YTMT
      The Newsroom is exciting at first, but then flakes to annoying. The way the characters act is unnatural, the relationships are screwed up by bad writing, and the politics are pompous. Still, it features some incredibly strong scenes, the ideas behind which is reason enough to watch the show. I hope though that Sorkin will follow more of the way The Social Netwotk was done.
  • Guy
    An "Act" is different than a "Scene". Most film structures are composed of 3 Acts. What Sorkin is saying here is that each act will be centered around a specific event.
  • CheezyC
    Stanley Tucci for Jobs would be perfect! Please let this happen
  • http://twitter.com/davide_coppola Davide Coppola
    Yea, Tucci or nothing. Also get a director with a fresh vision, don't care if it's a new guy/gal, just do something original!

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