Saturday, May 5, 2012

Coming to a Theater Near You-- Steve Jobs: The Lost Interview

In 1995, during the making of his TV series Triumph of the Nerds about the birth of the PC, Bob Cringely did an 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.

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 Theaters.

Magnolia Pictures, the distributor of the film is owned by Mark Cuban. It does some quirky stuff, some of it good, some of it bad. This interview will obviously come down to how the interview is edited. If the trailer is any example, the movie/interview will be disappointing.

(htBryan T Ripp)


  1. There's nothing disappointing about this interview at all. I saw this back during the limited Landmark theatre release last year. It was excellent as one would expect from Steve Jobs.

    There's a lot of awesome stories and insight from Apple's once and future king.

  2. I can't find the video!Please update it!!