Steve Jobs, the myth »

Nilay Patel:

Steve Jobs, the controversial new movie about Apple’s late CEO, is an amazing piece of writing, acting, and directing. It is a tremendous film.

It also has very little to do with reality.

Movies about Steve Jobs are kinda screwed either way: mess with the story too much and nerds will get upset. Tell a straight biography and normal people may not go see it. I’ll go see the film, and hopefully I can remember that it’s not meant to be a one-to-one truthful telling of Jobs’ life and work. That may not be good long term, but if you’re selling a movie, I get that trade-off.