Cavite State University
A Movie Review: Pirates of Silicon Valley
Directed by: Martyn Burke
Rizalyn S. Pascua
August 20, 2014
PIRATES OF SILICON VALLEY
Computers are what give colors to our lives right now. Without it, we are nothing but dust in the wind. Have you ever wondered where it came from or who are the persons behind the gadgets you are using right now? Also wondered, how did they get into it? There are many questions that answered by this movie.
The first scene shows that Steve Jobs (Noah Wyle) was completely different from Steve Wozniak (Joey Slotnick), the narrator and comrade of Jobs. It also shows what motivated them to be what they are now. Later on, as the movie gets crucial, Steve Wozniak compared Bill Gates to the Evil Big Brother who ran everything based on the 1984 book, “Fire in the Valley” by Paul Freiberger and Michael Swaine, which shows the rebellion of the downtrodden masses with that of EBG’s leadership. Also because of that, they met Captain Crunch, a native in Berkeley. Crunch discovered that the little whistle you could find on the box of Cap’n Crunch cereal had the same tones of AT&T’s long distance equipment, which can beat the system and could be use to make long-distance phone calls all over the world for free through the use of their invention “Blue box”. They even tested it out by calling the pope. Since then, they began discovering new devices that can ease their lives. Their first try to build a computer was too unfortunate that it caught fire and all they can do is to laugh and laugh. It was published on a newspaper by Mercury News, a news-casting network at those times. The next following scenes showed how Bill Gates and Paul Allen (Josh Hopkins) got the MITS Altair machine, one of the rare machines ever invented. There is a part where Steve Jobs underwent an Anger...
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