Here’s What Apple Employees Think About the Jobs Film
Jobs, the long-awaited Steve Jobs biopic was released in theaters this week and so far most of the critics’ reviews have ranged from mediocre to mean. New York Times film critic Manohla Dargis said the film about Apple’s (NASDAQ:AAPL) co-founder had “all the sex appeal of a PowerPoint presentation.”
Although director Joshua Michael Stern’s movie doesn’t purport to be an accurate historical record of Jobs’s life, it is interesting to note the critical opinions of the real people who the film’s supporting characters are based on. In an exclusive interview, Slashdot sought out the opinions of two early Apple employees about the cinematic portrayal of their former co-worker.
Daniel Kottke and Bill Fernandez were two of the earliest employees of Apple Computer and knew Steve Jobs during the nascent period that is portrayed in the film. Kottke assembled and tested Apple computers and Fernandez developed user interfaces.
Kottke, who was a consultant on the film, said he had “no complaints with his [Ashton Kutcher’s] portrayal of Jobs.” However, he did feel that Apple’s other co-founder, Steve Wozniak, got short shrift in the film.