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Steve Jobs (2015) - Screenplay by Aaron Sorkin - Writing a Movie - Review

January 14, 2019
In our inaugural episode, we take a look at Aaron Sorkin’s screenplay for ‘Steve Jobs’ (2015), directed by Danny Boyle. This film seemed to fly under the radar, perhaps due to the fact that it was based on the same person’s life as the less warmly received ‘Jobs’ (2013), but it was incredibly well-written and featured some great performances from Michael Fassbender and Kate Winslet. We consider how the screenplay draws on the source material - Walter Isaacson’s biography of Steve Jobs’ life - and the interesting techniques Sorkin used to bring that material to life on screen and his use of the dramatic form.

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