Saturday, October 17, 2015

Tsk, Tsk. Really? --- Day 2/261

Walk: Opera Plaza Cinema (Steve Jobs: The Man in the Machine)
Distance: 4 miles and hauling tech stuff around the home

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Ciwt thinks it must be difficult making a movie about Steve Jobs.  He was such a cipher; people may have spent time with him, but no one knew him.  Possibly, on the mortal coil, least of all himself.

Today's documentary, Steve Jobs: The Man in the Machine, is very good when it just shows archival footage and leaves the viewer free to have their own thoughts.  Not so good when it tries to moralize or scold Jobs.  Yes, he was difficult, cruel, lawless when it served him.  But then there are those world-changing, economy-strengthening, love- and creativity-inducing products that obsessively drove him.  So who really cares to hold his contradictory feet to the fire?

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