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Steve Jobs: The Lost Interview (2012)




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In 1995, during the making of his TV series Triumph of the Nerds about the birth of the PC, Bob Cringely did a memorable hour-long interview with Steve Jobs. It was 10 years since Jobs had left Apple following a bruising struggle with John Sculley, the CEO he had brought into the company. At the time of the interview Jobs was running NeXT, the niche computer company he had founded after leaving Apple. During the interview, Jobs was at his charismatic best - witty, outspoken, visionary. In the end, only a part of the interview was used in the series and the rest was thought lost. But recently a VHS copy was found in the series director's garage. Now, cleaned up with modern technology, and put into context by Cringely, the entire interview will be screened in Landmark Theatres. -- (C) Official Sitemore
Rating: Unrated
Genre: Documentary, Special Interest
Directed By: , , , ,
Written By: Bob Cringely, Robert X. Cringely
In Theaters:
On DVD: Oct 22, 2012
Box Office: $0.1M
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Critic Reviews for Steve Jobs: The Lost Interview

All Critics (6) | Top Critics (4)

The most fascinating aspect of listening to him talk comes not from what he says about what he did, but how he talks about it.

Full Review… | May 25, 2012
Washington Post
Top Critic

It's just a static shot, the same angle, one guy talking. But what a guy.

Full Review… | May 17, 2012
Arizona Republic
Top Critic

Ultimately the docu shows Jobs, as always, ahead of his time.

Full Review… | November 18, 2011
Top Critic

It's a tribute to the singular popularity of Steve Jobs that he's probably the only talking head people would pay to watch for more than an hour.

Full Review… | November 14, 2011
Chicago Sun-Times
Top Critic

It's not really fair to judge this raw footage as a movie; a general audience might need more background information, more context - but for us geeks, this is enough.

Full Review… | June 8, 2012
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

If you get excited at the use of phrases like "graphical user interface," The Lost Interview will likely feel like a fantastic slab of previously unseen geek porn.

Full Review… | November 15, 2011

Audience Reviews for Steve Jobs: The Lost Interview


Steve Jobs: One Last Thing is a pretty good affair in terms of a short documentary as it tells the story of the man behind Apple. What we have here is a short that chronicles the life of Steve Jobs and his rise to be one of the most influential people in the tech industry. Although not a groundbreaking documentary by any means, as the short gives us info that those familiar with Job' story already know, but to those who want to know about Jobs, but don't really know his story, One Last Thing is well worth seeing. The film at times may be light on content, but it does paint a vague portrait of Steve Jobs and gives you enough insight into the man and his legacy. For its short run time of 60 minutes, One Last Thing is a pretty good effort and manages to be entertaining, but at times it could have been better as well. However, the film is well worth seeing if you're interested in the subject and it works quite well for what it tries to accomplish. Apple computers are one of the most financially successful companies and Steve Jobs created something unique and this short gives an insight into his story. Although not truly in depth, the documentary manages to give you enough facts to know more about jobs and his contribution to the tech industry. For what it is, it manages to tell an impressive and interesting story about the man who changed the way we do things, and if you're looking to know about Steve Jobs, this is quite entertaining for what it is, but at the same time a more thorough documentary about Steve Jobs would be great. But for now, this one does the trick.

Alex roy

Super Reviewer


Here and there you get a few insights into the mind of an American legend, as well as some moments of depth, #thelostinterview is worth watching, but not quite the essential Jobs film that we need.

For this film, it was odd to just found a missing interview of Steve Jobs, and make that a documentary film. I think it is weird to make documentary films out of interviews unless that movie talks about that certain thing, but if it's just a regular interview with the interviewer asking questions to Steve Jobs and he answered, it doesn't really work and felt like it should've been free. But with that said, it is a great interview movie. The ways in detail that Steve Jobs say, makes you interested in this guy. There might be some parts where I wasn't that interested, but Steve Jobs still does kept me interested in what he say till the end. The interviewer does ask some interesting questions, and Steve Jobs gives some interesting answers. You can tell that he's been through a lot, whether you feel sorry for him or not. Great interview, just as interesting as his other interviews.

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