The Burden of Truth

04 Jul 2012

Khoi Vinh:

Whatever shape that Sorkin’s [Steve Jobs] screenplay takes, its first duty will always be to itself — that is to say, it must function as entertainment first, and history second. That’s what movies do, and it’s exactly why we enjoy them.

We watch movies to be entertained. We read history books to learn about history. There are times when both can be found in a single source, but creating art is a difficult enough task enough without adding the burden of truth.