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Director and screenwriter of the new film about Steve Jobs explained how to create a biopic

In early September, held a private screening of the new biopic about Steve Jobs. Critics praised the film, calling it one of the main contenders for the award “Oscar”.

The Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak was also delighted with what he saw. “I saw not mounted to the end of the material, and still the sensation was such as if I can see are not actors, but real people including the jobs,” said Wozniak.

The filmmakers — Director Danny Boyle, screenwriter Aaron Sorkin and actors Kate Winslet and Seth Rogen — open discussion of the film, told how it was created. Resource Cinemotionlab have prepared a brief synopsis of the conversation.

1. Sorkin was inspired by the biography written by Walter Isaacson, but tried to avoid the typical biopic of the rising structure from “cradle to grave” because the audience is already used to it. The writer wanted to emphasize the depth through a broader view of jobs, but rather to give his portrait, not a photograph.

2. Sorkin said that he feels “a playwright who claims the title of the screenwriter”, and noted that he started to write with the things always start: from scratch, not knowing anything at all: “You always begin with that Bang, and ideas don’t come”.

3. Finally, he jumped at the idea to structure the film as follows: it must be three [one-act] scenes that will occur in real time in a very confined space” — it was suitable to his ambition to write a play.

4. He turned to Sony and producer Scott Rudin with the question of whether such a radical way, even experimentally, to approach the structure of the story and how far he is allowed to go, before they decide to stop and return to a more appropriate option. Sorkin was surprised when they wholeheartedly endorsed his approach and told him to follow.

5. Sorkin about a year studied the material and another year writing the script. Turned out a 200-page version based on dialogues and focused on the history of the production of three Apple products. Sorkin warned that he didn’t care how these were invented iconic products, rather he used them as an excuse, a natural conflict in the background to three times to look at the personality of Steve jobs.

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6. Then the project was joined by Danny Boyle: it seemed to him that this film would be a natural match for “Social networking”. In the film’s characters almost always remained seated and occasionally got up at critical moments of the story. But in the biopic jobs this design was turned — protagonists almost always on my feet and moving.

7. Boyle noted that the camera work in the film — especially the scene with the Steadicam was used not only to catch the sequence of events, but to dramatize the action in a specific way. The Director took into account that in the script Sorkin visual scene again (everything happens in a closed environment and focused on the release of Apple products), so made it so that the cameras recorded the different emotional mood three scenes-acts. The first act was able to focus on the “energy of youth” and tell “creation myth”. The second act was more elegant and deliberate, a sample of “the arch of the narrative” about how jobs and Apple developed. The third act was to underline the fact that Apple become a model of simplicity as the ultimate sophistication.

8. When Sorkin asked about the share of fiction, which may be in the new film, like any biopic, he replied that “between journalism and art is a big difference”. He remembered how he worked with Mike Nichols on “the War Charlie Wilson”. He said to him: “Art should not tell what really happened.”

9. Sorkin reiterated that its main scenario, the intention was to emphasize the “five contradictions in the biography of Steve… and dramatize them in one place in a short period of time… it’s not photography, it’s beautiful portrait. The fact that a particular conversation was not important to me. Important was the truth that I didn’t want to change… I tried to write with precision.”

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10. When Sorkin was asked about the creative process, he joked: “a Random person from the side would seem that at an early stage in all my work consisted in lying on the couch and watching EPSN. But the way I worked.”

11. And said: “actually you have to pass through the kitchen before starting to write. I don’t like to “finger-paint”: all these “let’s start and see how it will turn out”. I want to gather as much information as possible. To know the intentions and obstacles — I bow to that method of work. Someone wants something, something is happening that way. Each scene is supposed to work. First you stretch a clothesline, and then “hang” on her film.”

12. Sorkin about how he writes: “Beside me there is none as I write. I myself play all the, say, materialsyou everything I write. Sometimes become so excited when things work out that I forget to write and then find yourself two blocks from his office”.

Perhaps novice screenwriters, that fact will inspire: Sorkin admitted that “a good day when I can write well, it is much less than unsuccessful. Typically, the working day ends with nothing, don’t know what to do tomorrow. Typically, you do feel stuck, that not only you will not be able to write all this that did not succeed to invent anything more”.

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