That interview segment became a classic. In it, Jobs, who knew and trusted Cringely as a former associate, was especially candid -- and humorous -- in his comments. Unfortunately, only ten minutes of the Jobs interview were actually used in the Nerds series, and they've been deemed by many as the best on camera footage ever recorded with Jobs.
Jobs, the inventive genius whose career path took several unexpected turns, in recent years was at the helm of Apple, introducing new life-changing products. He retired from the company shortly before his death on October 5, 2011, at age 56.
Jobs was a visionary who changed the way society interacts with and uses computers, music, movies, telephones, and other devices. He was one of the most fascinating and influential people in recent history. And, he had a lot to say.
Cringely's original interview with Jobs had been much longer than that famous ten minute clip used in Nerds, but the remaining 59 minutes of it were, everyone believed, lost forever when the master tapes disappeared while they were being shipped.
The Lost Is Found
Well, a copy of the long-missing footage has been found, discovered recently in London. It was an unedited copy of the entire Jobs interview. It has been restored in its unedited, uncut entirety. Now entitled Steve Jobs: The Lost Interview, it will be screened in select Landmark Theaters in 19 cities across the United States, beginning on November 16, 2011.
Screening at Landmark Theaters exclusively, the film will have a week-long engagement in Palo Alto, with two-day bookings in San Francisco, Berkeley, Los Angeles, Seattle, San Diego, Denver, Dallas, Houston, Minneapolis, Milwaukee, Chicago, Indianapolis, Philadelphia, Baltimore, Washington D.C., Atlanta, New York and Boston.
The interview is offers fascinating insights into the mind of the man who changed the way in which we live and communicate, and of his perspectives on the evolution of technology and its impact on the world. Written by Robert Cringely and directed by Paul Sen, the documentary runs for 70 minutes. For theaters, screening times and more information about the interview, visit the Steve Jobs Interview Website.
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- Title: Steve Jobs: The Lost Interview
- Director: Paul Sen
- Running Time: 70 mins.
- Release Date: November 16, 2011 (limited)
- Official Website