Four new TV spots for Steve Jobs starring Michael Fassbender

While the last trailer spent some time exposing us to Seth Rogan’s portrayal of Steve Wozniak, this second trailer is focused almost exclusively in Jobs himself-and the crazy obsessive bastard he could be. That’s much more interesting than the inspiring-yet-one-dimensional approach that the 2013 film Jobs took, which chronicled Jobs’ rise from college dropout to tech billionaire.

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HP agreed to continue pre-loading iTunes onto its PCs and committed not to release an iPod competitor until 2006 – and Apple eventually started selling iPods in HP’s retailers anyway – which led some to believe that Jobs duped Fiorina into a bad deal. The irony is especially enjoyable to watch as the Michael Fassbender Steve Jobs ensnares Sculley (Jeff Daniels) in his tractor beam since we know how that relationship plays out (which the trailer also makes explicit). He says, “the Steve I knew was an amazing human being…” Something you want to look at and have in your home? I miss every day. He said, “he had this uncanny ability to see around the corner and to describe a future, not an evolutionary future, but a revolutionary future”. “I think that a lot of people are trying to be opportunistic and I hate that, it’s not a great part of our world”. The film arrives in theaters on Oct. 9. “I give full credit to Danny Boyle and (screenwriter) Aaron Sorkin for getting it so right”.

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Apple CEO Tim Cook’s recent criticism of “opportunistic” Steve Jobs movies notwithstanding, early buzz out of Telluride on Steve Jobs has been very strong.

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