By Serena Brahney | Senior Producer, Larry King Now
It's a scientific fact that I wish I lived in a world in which everyone spoke like Aaron Sorkin characters – the rapid clip of his unsustainably eloquent, cultural reference-heavy banter really does it for me. So color me squarely unsurprised that Aaron (we're not actually on a first-name basis, but.) is nominated for Best Screenplay at this year's Golden Globes for penning 'Steve Jobs,' about the eponymous late Apple founder.
'Jobs' is rife with the kind of quick pacing, hyper-articulate characters and intellectual indefatigability for which Sorkin – who also wrote 'The Social Network,' as well as TV series 'The Newsroom' and 'The West Wing' – is known, with the addition of a sizable dose of tech vernacular. If that sounds challenging, it can be, but I'd argue that's what's beautiful about Sorkin's work. He asks his audience to keep up.
Director Danny Boyle builds a world teeming with energy around Sorkin's script (which Boyle says clocked in at 185 pages), and the film's stars – Michael Fassbender as Jobs; Kate Winslet as Joanna Hoffman; Jeff Daniels as
Will McAvoy John Sculley; Michael Stuhlbarg as Andy Hertzfeld; and Seth Rogen as a nuanced, touching Steve Wozniak – uniformly deliver the hell out of their dialogue. Eschewing the straight chronology of most biopics, ‘Steve Jobs’ focuses instead on three days in Jobs’s life – product launches in 1984, 1988, and 1998 – to tell the story of the man who became our generation’s most iconic tech visionary.
Steve Jobs “was an uncompromising man and we approach him in an uncompromising fashion,” Boyle told Larry on a recent episode of Larry King Now. Check out what the Oscar-winning director had to say about Sorkin here:
Boyle, by the way, is as delightful as he is talented. You can watch the rest of the interview – about 'Steve Jobs,' Boyle's path to becoming a director, and the highly-anticipated sequel to 'Trainspotting' – below.
And don't forget to tune into the 2016 Golden Globes, hosted by Ricky Gervais (!) this Sunday, January 10th at 8p EST/5p PST on NBC. Twenty bucks says that if Sorkin wins, he uses at least one five-syllable word in his acceptance speech.
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