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New Steve Jobs Trailer Focuses on Icon’s Family Issues

“The two most significant events in the 20th century, the allies win the war, and this,” says Steve Jobs (Michael Fassbender) in the the latest Steve Jobs trailer, the ‘this’ no doubt referring to the release of one of his beloved products. This opening line becomes an emblem for the focus of the latest trailer, which is about Jobs’ relentless pursuit of perfection in his business life while his personal life, and the lives of those around him, are handled with far less care.

It’s looking incredibly likely that Aaron Sorkin and Danny Boyle’s Steve Jobs will not shy away from some of the Apple icon’s most painful, unsavory personal problems. Sorkin's script is based on Walter Isaacson's biography "Steve Jobs," which was released only 17 days after Jobs' death. Some of the most painful portions of that book had to do with Jobs' relationship, or lack thereof, with his daughter Erin. The latest trailer focuses on these issues. “What you make isn’t supposed to be the best part of you,” says Joanna Hoffman (Kate Winslet), one of the original members of the Macintosh team, “you’re a father, that’s what’s supposed to be the best part of you.”

Jobs is going to loom large over the film world this fall—Boyle's film is the centerpiece of the New York Film Festival, while Oscar-winning documentarian Alex Gibney (Going Clear, The Armstrong Lie) and Magnolia pictures are releasing Steve Jobs: The Man in the Machine on September 4.  The two films are yet more proof that Jobs continues to intrigue us, four years after his death. He lives on in his products (which many of us carry around with us, and incessantly focus on, all day long), but even after Isaacson's biography, countless articles, and a feature film that was released just two years ago (Jobs, starring Ashton Kutcher), the appetite to know as much as possible about the creator of the most valuable company in the world continues unabated.

Featured image: Michael Fassbender is Steve Jobs. Courtesy Universal Pictures.  

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