Jobs Report http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/22239/all en Steve Jobs, the movie: Aaron Sorkin dishes http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/macro/steve-jobs-the-movie-aaron-sorkin-dishes <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subhead"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> So what's it like to write a movie about the man, the legend, the Jobs? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomas Mucha </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>If there&#39;s one certainty on planet earth in 2012, it&#39;s that many, many people are obsessed with a man named Steve Jobs.</p> <p>You may have heard of him.</p> <p>He was the founder of Apple Computer who went on to reinvent the company into a digital powerhouse, along the way revolutionizing personal computing, tablet computing, music, mobile phones, animated movies, marketing, digital publishing and various other cool things that most of us can&#39;t now live without.</p> <p>You may have also heard there&#39;s a <a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/hollyworld/aaron-sorkin-will-write-screenplay-about-steve-jobs">Hollywood movie in the works</a> about this fascinating, complicated and very problematic man.</p> <p>As part of that project, famed screenwriter Aaron Sorkin is in the early stages of whittling down Walter Isaacson&#39;s best-selling tome &quot;Steve Jobs.&quot;</p> <p>Apple fans &mdash; and plenty of others interested in the intersection of business, technology, art and society that Jobs personified &mdash; are of course eagerly awaiting the upcoming film on his life.</p> <p>So Sorkin &mdash; who penned <em>A Few Good Men</em>, <em>Moneyball</em>, <em>The Social Network</em>, <em>The West Wing</em>, and many other blockbusters &mdash; has given the Apple masses what they crave: details, details, details.</p> <p>Here are some of the juiciest bits,<a href="http://www.appleinsider.com/articles/12/05/30/aaron_sorkin_at_d10_steve_jobs_film_will_be_a_painting_not_a_photograph.html" target="_blank"> according to Apple Insider</a>, not to mention the <a href="http://thecelebritycafe.com/feature/2012/05/aaron-sorkin-says-writing-about-steve-jobs-little-writing-about-beatles" target="_blank">50,000 other stories</a> about this that are now whirring through the Jobs-hungry web:</p> <blockquote><p>&quot;One of the hesitations I had was that this was a little like writing about The Beatles,&rdquo; Sorkin said. &ldquo;There are so many people out there that know him and revere him; I saw a minefield of disappointment. I hope people don&#39;t say &#39;You really missed the big thing.&#39; But that&#39;s bound to happen. All I can say at this early stage is that you should think of this as a painting, not a photograph.&rdquo;</p> </blockquote> <p>So forget the &quot;cradle-to-grave&quot; approach that worked so well for Isaacson, folks.</p> <p>What will the movie be about, then?</p> <blockquote><p>&quot;I&#39;m probably going to instead identify the point of friction that appeals to me and write about that.&quot; Sorkin also said Jobs was &quot;an extremely complicated guy, that I know for sure.&quot;</p> </blockquote> <p>Sorkin was particularly insightful on the genius of Jobs:</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/macro/steve-jobs-the-movie-aaron-sorkin-dishes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Jobs Report Entertainment Culture & Lifestyle Technology Macro Thu, 31 May 2012 17:27:00 +0000 Thomas Mucha 5706372 at http://www.globalpost.com What Wall Street's top economists predict for tomorrow's jobs report http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/business/120802/wall-street-economy-jobs-report Economists are closely watching tomorrow's jobs report, with expectations for a 100K print when the July report is finally released tomorrow at 8:30 a.m.<p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/business/120802/wall-street-economy-jobs-report" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Jobs Report Americas Business United States Thu, 02 Aug 2012 19:53:00 +0000 Eric Platt, Business Insider 5714741 at http://www.globalpost.com Is the latest employment report too good to be true? Jack Welch cries foul, sparks Twitterstorm http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/united-states/121005/the-latest-employment-report-too-good-be-true-ja <p>With the release of a favorable em,ployment report, many are rejoicing, but the sentiment is not shared by all.&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/united-states/121005/the-latest-employment-report-too-good-be-true-ja" target="_blank">read more</a></p> 2012 US Election Jobs Report Politics Elections Politics United States Fri, 05 Oct 2012 16:51:00 +0000 Katrine Dermody 5721693 at http://www.globalpost.com