Isaacson’s Steve Jobs Biography Screen Adaption

Late yesterday, news broke that Aaron Sorkin is adapting Walter Isaacson‘s Steve Jobs biography into a screenplay for Sony Pictures. Now that has some potential!

His talent as a screenwriter won him an Oscar for The Social Network (2010). Given his style of storytelling, it’s bound to contain intrigue and dramatic dialogue. Before his acclaim for The Social Network, Sorkin was known for his work on Emmy-winning political drama TV series The West Wing (1999-2006) and the (unfortunately) short-lived Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip (2006).

This film about Apple’s visionary co-founder won’t be the first time a best-selling biography turned into an award-winning major motion picture. One recent example: The Blind Side (2009), based on the book by Michael Lewis.

Incidently, today is National Biographer’s Day! So, we at Half Price Books want to take a moment to tip our hats to the brilliant and bold writers who have documented some of the most inspirational life stories throughout history. And let’s not forget the the brave authors of memoirs and autobiographies for sharing their own (sometimes candid and heartbreaking) stories with the world.

Biographies are such a magnificent source of education, edification and perspective. We all have a story to tell. A life to record. If you were to write a biography, whose would it be? Perhaps your own. What would the title be?

To biographers and writers everywhere: Keep on writing! – Meredith

Meredith is Associate Creative Director at Half Price Books Corporate.
You can follow her on Twitter at @msquare21.

One thought on “Isaacson’s Steve Jobs Biography Screen Adaption

  1. I recently viewed the DVD of Jobs. It was an excellent rendition of the book. I thought Ashton Kutcher really portrayed the person with energy, humor, and heart. Having lived through the era of the development of the PC for the home I enjoyed the history related in the movie. I also worked in the field for three decades. Movie might not be as appealing to less committed computer fanatics!

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