"Pirates of the Silicon Valley" Film Review by JPWrite

"Pirates of the Silicon Valley"
A review of the 1999 movie "Pirates of the Silicon Valley".
# 66444 | 1,800 words | 4 sources | MLA | 2006 | US
Published on Jun 13, 2006 in Film (Analysis, Criticism, Etc.) , Computer and Technology (General)


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Description:

This movie critiques and reviews the 1999 straight-to-video film "Pirates of Silicon Valley", starring Noah Wyle. The movie is about the competition between Apple founder Steve Jobs (played by Wyle) and IBM founder Bill Gates (played by Anthony Michael Hall). The author of this paper provides a very detailed summary of the plot line and then critiques the movie. He concludes that the movie "offers fairly accurate coverage of this dynamic period in the growth of the two companies", however he feels that the role of Jobs was over-emphasized, while Gates' role was minimized.

From the Paper:

"Because of the constraint of time, only 96 minutes, the full impact of the accomplishments of these two giants of the industry and the fast and turbulent times of their rise to the top of their respective companies and the computer industry couldn't be fully explored. The time frame being the period of the early 1970s through the middle to latter 1980s simply cannot be covered in a 96-minute film no matter how cleverly accomplished. The accuracy of the work however was amazingly true to the real world happenings between Apple and Microsoft."

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