We were left quite impressed and intrigued after having watched the first trailer of Aaron Sorkin s forthcoming Steve Jobs movie. It has a very different feel to it, especially when you compare it to the Ashton Kutcher starrer Jobs. Now, Michael Stuhlbarg who plays early Apple engineer Andy Hertzfeld gives an insight into the unique experience while shooting the film. Also Read - Toy Story poster autographed by Steve Jobs goes on auction this week, could fetch over Rs 17 lakhsAlso Read - Apple's design chief Jony Ive leaving to set up his own firm
Speaking to Collider, Stuhlbarg says, The Steve Jobs rehearsal process was unlike anything I ve ever done to this point and probably unlike anything I ll ever do again. The movie s concept is quite unique in how it is based on three major launches, including original Mac, the NeXT Computer, and the iMac. A whole bunch of flashbacks between these major launches is what makes the rest of the movie. Also Read - How patent filing has transformed the smartphone industry
This unique concept also had the actors preparing for it in quite a different way. Stuhlbarg reiterates that is unlike anything he experienced, saying,
Aaron Sorkin wrote it very much like a three-act play, and each act was a launch of a new product. So we rehearsed each act for two weeks and then we shot for two weeks; then we rehearsed for two weeks and shot for two weeks; then we rehearsed for two weeks and then we shot for two weeks.
Stuhlbarg also gives a glimpse at his own character. He says,
I play Andy Hertzfeldt, who was one of the original members of the Macintosh team. Worked for Apple for a number of years in preparation for the Mac launch, who was a brilliant engineer in his own right, and he went through ups and downs in his relationship with Mr. Jobs that you could just tell there was a great love for him and a great respect for him, and he s also a brilliant man in his own right. He had a great knowledge of what it was he was doing mechanically whereas Mr. Jobs genius lied oftentimes in putting people together or pulling the best out of people, so it s a very interesting relationship that they had.
You can check out Stuhlbarg s interview embedded below.
Danny Boyle directed Steve Jobs will premiere at the 53rd annual New York Film Festival on October 3, before getting a wider release on October 9. The movie stars Michael Fassbender as Steve Jobs, and also includes Seth Rogen, Kate Winslet, and Jeff Daniels.