Gibney acknowledges that many Apple fanboys won't like the film — especially these harder-to-watch sequences — since it's pretty critical of Jobs overall. He hopes that people will look at it from a broader scope, and recognize the conflicting ideals that made Jobs who he was.
The yin and yang
Above all, Gibney described Jobs as a walking contradiction — a man with undefined values, yet a practicing Buddhist. A man who wanted to make the world a better place, yet who did so through making tech products.
To demonstrate these conflicting messages, Gibney said he purposefully used different editing techniques to drive this home: For example, he'd abruptly cut to a silent Japanese garden from a scene blasting a Bob Dylan song, and he used simple animated sequences during excepts with Jobs's spiritual mentor, Kobun Chino Otogawa.
But his biggest conflict — as told by Gibney — seemed to be Jobs's struggle in maintaining close friendships and relationships.
"He couldn't connect, yet he connected us all."
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