The 59th London Film Festival closes with the European premiere of 'Steve Jobs'. Rough Cut (No reporter narration).
ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) STORY: The 59th London Film Festival closed on Sunday (October 18) with the European premiere of 'Steve Jobs'. Michael Fassbender plays the lead role in the film which is based on the best-selling biography of Mr. Jobs by Walter Isaacson. "He was a visionary you know. First and foremost he was very passionate, very driven and you know if you think about it he had a vision from the mid 70's to the late 70's that took him nearly 20 years to realize with the iMac in terms of computers and then what he did with Pixar and that takes an amazing amount of energy so I'm very inspired by him," said Fassbender. Oscar winning actress Kate Winslet plays Jobs's colleague Joanna Hoffman, a member of the original Mac team and the NeXT team. She told Reuters that she was lucky to have met Joanna Hoffman ahead of playing the role. "She was able to share with me, you know, quite personal stories about her friendship with Steve, which was quite unique I think in that regard," Winslet said. The movie spans a period of 14 years between 1984 and 1998, focusing on three major launches - the Macintosh in 1984, the NeXT Cube in 1988 and the iMac in 1998. 'Steve Jobs' is directed by Danny Boyle whose films Slumdog Millionaire and 127 Hours have previously closed the festival. It has received criticism that its portrayal of Mr. Jobs is overly negative despite the fact it is also being touted as a possible Oscar contender.