Entitled “1944,” the almost 9-minute full version was Apple’s in-house takeoff on “1984,” the iconic first Macintosh TV ad that caused a sensation during that year’s Super Bowl. Set as a World War II tale of good vs. IBM, it is a broadcast-quality production (said to have cost $50,000) that was designed to fire up Apple’s international sales force at a 1984 meeting in Hawaii. A copy of “1944” was provided to me by one-time Apple employee Craig Elliott, now CEO of Pertino Networks, a cloud-computing startup located two blocks from Apple in Cupertino.
Elliott, who worked at Apple from 1985 to 1996, says he has “never seen (the film) anywhere else” and that there has been “no additional circulation” as far as he knows. I couldn’t find it online, either - the year 1984 was pre-World Wide Web, of course — which doesn’t mean it isn’t out there. Two snippets from “1944,” without any dialogue, do appear in another Jobs video - a photo-montage tribute to him made by Apple employees to mark his 30th birthday. After Jobs died last October, Elliott posted that birthday video to his Facebook page, from where it went viral before being knocked off the ‘Net by Sony Music Entertainment because it used a Bob Dylan song.
Ahhhhhhhhhh omg yes yes yes! I was wondering where the clip at the very end of this video came from!
are you sure? because I’m like 95% sure that’s John Sculley. But let’s be honest here, who are we really looking at in this photo? That’s right, Steve. Because he could be standing next to Brad Pitt, on fire (literally), and we’d still be looking at Steve. :p <3 thank you love!
This video was made for Steve Jobs for his 30th birthday, which I have posted before, and originally it featured “My Back Pages” by Bob Dylan. Of course, Sony couldn’t allow that, so that video has been blocked. In order to get around that, the uploader removed the sound and reuploaded the video. Which is good, because it’s the rare footage and photos that really count.
(but, and I never said this, if you want the original, let me know on Twitter: ihatecrayons ;D)
This blog is a place for me to post anything and everything I feel like about Steve Jobs, when the mood strikes. Which lately has been quite a lot. I've been fangirling over him since I was 14, and he's always been not only a crush of mine, but a huge inspiration.
I feel like there is a huge lack of fangirling over him on the internet, and I am here to kickstart it.
All fangirling on this blog is not meant to be disrespectful, but rather a celebration of his good looks and incredible charm at various points in his tragically too-short life.
This tumblr run by ihatecrayons and NOT AFFILIATED WITH STEVE JOBS, APPLE, PIXAR, OR ANYONE HE'S EVER MET. I AM JUST INSANE, OKAY?