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Watch this: Aaron Sorkin on capturing Steve Jobs' personality in film

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At D10, Walt Mossberg interviews Aaron Sorkin, who reflects on the challenges of adapting Steve Jobs' biography into a movie, and on how new media is changing the audience.

Aaron Sorkin Screenplay
Aaron Sorkin Screenplay

In an interview at this year's D10 conference, Aaron Sorkin spoke with Walt Mossberg about his upcoming movie based on Walter Isaacson's biography of Steve Jobs. Known for both his television work on The West Wing and Sports Night and films like The Social Network and Charlie Wilson's War, Sorkin reflects on the difficulties of portraying such a dynamic and esteemed character as Jobs in film. He also speaks about how challenging it can be to capture the attention of digitally distracted audiences, noting that "the stuff that I write doesn't work very well as background music."