The best any actor can do is give you an impression of the people they portray. Oleh Doom Synopsis This is a semi-humorous biographical film about the men who made the world of technology what it is today, their struggles during college, the founding of their companies, and the ingenious actions they took to build up the global corporate empires of Apple Computer Corporation and Microsoft Inc. Archived from on November 17, 2001. I'd put my hands together in a kind of Jobs-like silent-prayer pose and then launch into his keynote. Anthony Michael Hall is perfectly cast as Bill Gates, and Joey Slotnick does well as Steve Wozniack. Both Jobs and Gates are shown as very shrewd businessmen and also the geeks that they were. One comic scene sees Ballmer solving the problem of Gates forgetting his tie by climbing a bathroom stall and attempting to buy the tie from around the neck of a startled businessman.
Hey I have been trying to act normal for over 50 years and have not got it right yet but; I keep trying. Archived from on February 6, 2002. Next in 1997 with Jobs, , and announcing at the. Sure, they're two of the most powerful men in the world Gates is the richest man in the world but you could totally see either one showing up at your bar-b-que in Khakis and an ill-fitting shirt. And Wyle makes the jump to full-length film effortlessly. Even when I was in Berkeley, I would see something and just see or while he'd see or the. But the film doesn't shrink from the darker side of Jobs' character when depicting his transformation from bearded hippie to bow tie-wearing multimillionaire.
Archived from on December 14, 2001. The revolution came when we weren't looking. His callousness is seen as he shuts out his friends, who had helped him build Apple, from the stock issue that made him vastly wealthy. The personal drives portrayed in the movie were amazingly accurate. Like the industry itself, the series is informative, funny and brash. The parallel stories of the two companies are narrated by their respective co-founders Steve Wozniak and Steve Ballmer, long-time friends of Jobs and Gates.
Jobs was no question one of the great visionaries of the 20th century, but he did not understand how to motivate and empower those around him. It took them a long time to get it halfway right. I enjoyed Pirates of Silicon Valley because; it offers a fun historical perspective on the birth of the home computer a device that continues to mutate, grow and revolutionize our lives in almost every way! It also indicates that Jobs is now married, has children, and has reconciled with Lisa. Actually, I had told the Wall Street Journal writer that I wasn't leaving Apple because of things that I didn't like and that I wasn't even leaving, keeping my small salary forever as a loyal employee. So were the key personalities, but not some others.
The brilliant but shy Wozniak needs Jobs' understanding of people to sell his inventions, while Ballmer's fast-talking sales patter supports Gates' somewhat chaotic inventiveness. And there was this growing ripple of laughter throughout the auditorium when people got what was happening. This powerful film odyssey across America explores the sea change in our national attitude from pride in big dams as engineering wonders to the growing awareness that our own future is bound to the life and health of our rivers. We're here to make a dent in the universe. Jobs and Gates are the ones who changed the way the world thinks, acts and communicates. Hertzler , about the creation of the for , which introduced the first Macintosh. He's seen as ambitious and brilliant, but also very easy going and laid back.
It airs in June -- premiere's on Sunday June 20. Meanwhile the collision of counterculture and technology in Silicon Valley at the time is evoked by effective 1970s and '80s music cues from The Moody Blues to Talking Heads. It happened more or less by accident; the people who made it happen were amateurs; and for the most part they still are. They're not revolutionaries, we are. He seemed to be the most Shakespearean figure in American culture in the last 50 years I could think of — the rise of, the fall of, and the return of.
But he stayed on script and was very kind to me. Look for him on the big screen battling aliens any day now. Woz would show up once a week with his latest to test it out, and Steve Jobs was on the phone a lot in the kitchen. That suggestion was based on an incorrect Wall Street Journal that said I was leaving Apple because I didn't like things there. Jobs has had one hell of a second act. I was bored by it. Pirates of Silicon Valley is quite entertaining it's weird, it's funny and quirky-- I say check it out! We did a mockup with Noah and it was almost impossible to tell them apart.
Here I always thought Apple was the underdog. Wyle captures the subtlety of Jobs as the driven genius whose faith in his own vision often eclipses common sense in terms of personal relationships. And most damningly, he's shown denying he's the father of his daughter from a relationship with a fictional version of Jobs' real-life girlfriend, Crissan Brennan. Am I good enough to make it through the day and get a paycheck every two weeks yeap because; unlike others who just criticize I try. At Harvard, Gates and his buddies Paul Allen Josh Hopkins and Steve Ballmer John DiMaggio lounge around in a dorm room, with the prematurely balding hipster Ballmer chiding Gates about his well-worn stack of Playboy magazines and suggests he come to a strip club instead. As with Wozniak in the earlier segment, Ballmer narrates Gates' story, particularly the moment when Gates discovers the existence of 's causing him to drop out of Harvard. Carter, while Gates is played by brat pack has-been Anthony Michael Hall.
Gates and Allen, with some guidance in the ways of business from Ballmer, manage to move to Albuquerque and found Microsoft. Here's the thing that just boggles my mind -- these two are pretty average guys especially for their generation. However, when Wyle was not able to receive a long enough release from to shoot in Canada, the film temporarily shut down. From there, we dive into the deep past, to the founding of both companies. These were brilliant inspired geniuses with big egos and larger than life personalities. That's how you have to think of this.