At least one Apple executive took no time to criticize the new documentary “Steve Jobs: The Man in the Machine.” The film, from acclaimed director Alex Gibney, debuted this weekend at SXSW in Austin, Texas.
Eddy Cue, senior vice president of software and services at Apple, took to Twitter earlier this morning to blast the film.
Very disappointed in SJ:Man in the Machine. An inaccurate and mean-spirited view of my friend. It’s not a reflection of the Steve I knew.
— Eddy Cue (@cue) March 16, 2015
Gibney won an Oscar in 2007 for his documentary “Taxi to the Dark Side” and is also known for “Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room.” But his new film was called “brutal” and “mostly one-sided” by at least one media outlet that attended the screening.
In the wide-ranging film, Gibney touches on issues like Jobs’ relationship with Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak and his daughter Lisa.
After criticizing the film, Cue also mentioned that the “best portrayal” of Jobs is in the upcoming book “Becoming Steve Jobs.” The book will be available later this month, but portions have already been leaked.
And in October, the long-awaited Steve Jobs biopic film “Steve Jobs” will land in theaters starring Michael Fassbender as the late Apple CEO and Seth Rogen as Wozniak.
It’s definitely interesting to see so many different portrayals of Jobs. But like many visionaries before him, Jobs’ life and legacy isn’t simple to define or categorize.
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