Sunday, September 6, 2015

Steve Jobs is a Hit at Telluride Film Festival!

Just as my gut instinct told me months ago, Michael Fassbender has greatly impressed critics and audience at its first film festival bow last night at Telluride. Although director Danny Boyle said the film was still a "work in progress", meaning there were still final edits to be made, the audience loved the film, and especially Michael's performance.

Here are some highlight tweets after the Telluride screening, and articles praising Michael and the film. The festival ends on Monday and shortly afterwards, they will announce the winning film for the 42nd Telluride Film Festival!  Tweets captured from Steve Jobs thread at Awards Watch.

David Poland ‏@DavidPoland 27s28 seconds ago
Ladies and gentlemen, we have our first Oscar frontrunners… Steve Jobs and Michael Fassbender.

david ehrlich ‏@davidehrlich 31s32 seconds ago
STEVE JOBS: The Social Network meets Birdman for Sorkin's most electric portrait of a Great Man. Fassbender is unreal, Boyle is weak link.

Gregory Ellwood ‏@TheGregoryE 45s46 seconds ago
Steve Jobs - lots and lots of Sorkin. Last 10 min Boyle. Great perfs. #telluride

Kristopher Tapley ‏@kristapley 14s15 seconds ago
Sensational editing, interesting camera choices and by the way: Fassbender CRUSHES it.

erickohn ‏@erickohn 30s31 seconds ago
STEVE JOBS: Danny Boyle's BIRDMAN, intermittently hobbled by a very Sorkin-y Sorkin script, but moves well. Fassbender and Rogen are aces.

Kristopher Tapley ‏@kristapley 3s3 seconds ago
Score is also fantastic and not what you might expect. Part of what dictates the pace, really.

Jason Park ‏@jasonpark07 43s43 seconds ago
Steve Jobs is a fascinating experience with Sorkin blood drenched throughout. Fassbender forever. #Telluride #TFF42

Armen Karaoghlanian ‏@armenlovesmary 51s52 seconds ago
STEVE JOBS will win Best Picture.

Sasha Stone
Like Aaron Sorkin's best writing Steve Jobs will require multiple viewings to get it all. Alive. Inventive. An opera.

Patrick Devitt ‏@patrickcdevitt 8m8 minutes ago
#SteveJobs: Flies by in a blink of an eye. Boyle's best by a significant margin. Fassbender doesn't disappoint as Jobs. #Telluride

Tomris Laffly ‏@TomiLaffly 6m6 minutes ago
Steve Jobs: virtuosic filmmaking all around. Gets a bit worked up by itself at times, but Sorkin's script is simply breathtaking. #Telluride

Tomris Laffly ‏@TomiLaffly 4m4 minutes ago
Cast is superb. Fassbender captures depths of Jobs' dark side & humanity w/ fluidity. Daniel Pemberton's score=LOVE! #SteveJobs #Telluride  

Articles -

Variety's Justin Chang gave a mixed review of the film, but praised Michael: And something similar could surely be said of Steve Jobs himself, whose profound disinterest in soliciting anyone’s affection is what ultimately lends Boyle and Sorkin’s film its underlying integrity, despite the outrageous factual, dramatic and aesthetic liberties they’ve taken with the material. In this unabashedly fictionalized context, Fassbender overcomes the obvious casting hurdle (he looks nothing like Jobs, whose Arab-American lineage is briefly referenced) and delivers a performance as enthralling and fully sustained as any on his estimable resume. That the actor is onscreen at every minute makes it all the better that it’s impossible to take your eyes off him, or your ears: This is an actor who knows exactly how to toss off Sorkin’s dialogue, emphasizing rhythm and inflection over volume, while embodying confidence and authority in his every atom. It’s a performance that sets the tone for equally fine work all around:

Select articles:

BBC - Michael Fassbender Tipped for Oscar After Steve Jobs Premiere

Gold Derby - Steve Jobs Launches Michael Fassbender Into Oscar Race

The Wrap - Michael Fassbender is Stunning in Breathtaking, Relentless Biopic

Awards Daily/Sasha Stone - Steve Jobs: Gods and Monsters

Playlist - Review (B+/A-)

When you think about it, 95% of these immediate articles and tweets were created on devices that Steve Jobs created. Fascinating!


Martha said...

It's always exciting to read such positive reviews. I am gonna really love seeing this movie. A few of my favorite things Fassbender and Apple. But reading these things being said about Michael's performance is awesome. Of course we already knew he would be good but I think these are the nicest things I have ever read said about Michael.

Can't wait for October!

Kruschelkasten said...

It will be interesting to watch that film without any knowledge about Jobs and Apple and judge from this point of view.
Because I can't understand the fascination with those computer gadgets and consequently never heard about Steve Jobs before he died. I admit that it might be a gap in my knowledge, but one I can live with...