ADG Perspective

November-December 2015

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50 P E R S P E C T I V E | N OV E M B E R / D E C E M B E R 2 0 1 5 Aaron Sorkin adapted Walter Isaacson's biography Steve Jobs as a literal and figurative view backstage, looking beyond the polished performance and shiny products within view of the audience, and into the raw and chaotic life of the famous innovator. The story teaches us how a powerful idea can change the world. The story of Steve Jobs resonates with many of us who love design and innovation, and we also learn that some of the greatest change we can make is within ourselves. The movie is split into three acts, each focusing on a separate product launch that happen to coincide with pivotal moments that define Steve's life: the Macintosh launch in 1984, the NeXTcube launch in 1988 and the iMac launch in 1998. Although each of these acts play in separate times and venues, the stage as backdrop and reflection provides a binding visual motif. The 189 pages of Sorkin dialogue allow other characters to thoroughly reveal their perspective on Steve, while the sets, with their numerous reflections, allow the man to perceive himself, eventually in a truthful light.

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