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Joshua Michael Stern Gets the JOBS Done

Joshua Michael Stern, San Francisco, CA 7/26/13

Joshua Michael Stern, San Francisco, CA 7/26/13

I felt a special kinship with the world of JOBS, having spent several years working in Silicon Valley i the 80s, so I was especially looking forward to speaking with the film’s director, Joshua Michael Stern (SWING VOTE), on July 26, 2013, and I wasn’t disappointed.  He spoke to one of the things I liked best about the film, which was the ambiguity of Steve Jobs’ personality.  I also liked that it didn’t try to be an all-encompassing history of the man who co-founded Apple and invited us all to think different. We went on to discuss the necessity of casting the right charisma for the role, with wonderfully accomplished with Ashton Kutcher giving a career-changing performance, to the lesson to the learned from the way Steve Jobs could never quite bring himself to compromise about anything, how Josh Gad as Steve Wozniak (and why Woz refused to get involved in the film) is the heart of the story, and why recreating the very first computer fair in San Francisco was his favorite scene to film.

(18:08) JOBS — Joshua Michael Stern Interview.

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