The Pirates of Silicon Valley (1999)


psv“Bill, you’re gonna have to come up with a better pickup line because asking her her SAT score is NOT going to do it!” – Ballmer

Number of Times Seen –  2 (on cable in 2000 and 16 Oct 2013)

Brief Synopsis – The story of how Steve Jobs and Bill Gates changed the world of computers

My Take on it – Its very interesting to have re-watched this movie now after having originally seen it in 2000.  So much has changed in the world of computers since then and most people now know so much more about Steve Jobs, Bill Gates, Apple and Microsoft that they did back then.

The choice of Anthony Michael Hall and Noah Wyle as the two computer “giants” is pure genius.  They both definitely have striking resemblances to the real people and in the year of this movie’s release, Wyle was a stand-in for Jobs at at least one if not more functions and those in attendance didn’t even realize.

The question that always remains with movies like this is: How much of the movie is truth and how much is fiction.  The story is entertaining enough but it’s hard to know where the line is drawn between fact and fiction.

The painful truth is we will never know what really happened, but the story is enjoyable as is.

Bottom Line – Interesting history lesson, shows what possibly really happened and how Jobs and Gates rose to power feeding off each other and anyone else that they could.  Recommended

Rating – Globe Worthy

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