Friday, May 04, 2012, 01:42 am
'Steve Jobs: The Lost Interview' coming back to Landmark theaters May 11A 70-minute documentary featuring interview footage with late Apple co-founder Steve Jobs that was originally thought to have been lost is set to begin a run at Landmark Theatres locations in 19 cities on May 11.
MacNN reports that "Steve Jobs: The Lost Interview" will return to Landmark theaters beginning next week. Magnolia Pictures also plans to release the documentary on DVD and to other theaters this summer.
The film had a limited theatrical release last November.
The footage is from a 1995 interview with journalist Robert Cringely for his "Triumph of the Nerds" PBS miniseries. The master tapes were lost during shipping, but a VHS copy of the interview was recovered in London last October. The tapes were digitized and restored in preparation for screening.
The film features Jobs' thoughts on fellow technology executives Bill Gates and former Apple CEO John Sculley. The interview first gained notoriety because of a quote by Jobs that dismissed Microsoft as having "no taste" and making "really third-rate products."
Jobs also waxed philosophical about product design during the interview. "Designing a product is keeping 5,000 things in your brain, these concepts, and fitting them all together in kind of continuing to push to fit them together in new and different ways to get what you want," he said. "And every day you discover something new, that is a new problem or a new opportunity, to fit these things together a little differently."
1995 is viewed as the tail end of Jobs' so-called "wilderness years" away from Apple. A separate set of rediscovered audio interviews with Jobs during the same period have been depicted as showing the critical growth that he underwent while working at NeXT and Pixar.
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