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Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Report Card-----"Steve Jobs".

I was truly surprised by how little I knew about Steve Jobs before I saw this movie.
Afterwards, I checked out Wikipedia to get a sense of how accurate it was.
Turns out, it was pretty accurate.
This is a fascinating story about a complete megalomaniac.

On to the scoring:

Is it interesting?

I'll use the word again. Fascinating.

Compelling even?

Most of the time.

Is it controversial?

He seems to have been a lot of different things to a lot of people. Some give him very little credit for his contributions to
Apple's success. Some give him a lot. It's difficult to tell where the truth lies. This adds to the overall interest.

Is it a story worth telling?


Is it good storytelling?

Great storytelling. It's a great story.

Is it well written?

Nobody writes better dialogue than Aaron Sorkin. And his fingerprints are all over this one.

Is it well cast? Well played?

Yes on all counts.

Well shot?


Did the director put such a personal stamp on it so that no one else could have made it?

It's Sorkin's movie

How long does it take to establish the film's locale?

It's never an issue.

Is it too long? Too short?

At 2 hours, it just zips by.

Is it believable? Do you care about the characters?


Is it predictable? Does it surprise you?

It was all news to me.

Do you think about it after you've seen it?


Is it funny?

When it's called for.

Would it have been worth the thirteen bucks it would have cost to see it in the movies?

If you're so inclined.

Is it impressive?


Overall grade: A+.

This is a truly great movie.

Happy Thanksgiving!


My books ,"Show Runner" and it's sequel, "Show Runner Two", can be found at the Amazon Kindle Store.
Along with the newer ones, "The Man Is Dead", and "Report Cards".
They are all compilations of blog entries that have since been removed from the blog.
So this is the only way you can find them.
You can search by typing in my name, Cindy Williams, Laverne and Shirley, The Odd Couple, or Happy Days.
Check them out.
You don't need a Kindle machine to download them.
Just get the free app from Kindle, and they can be downloaded to an IPhone, IPad, or Blackberry.
The paperbacks, "Mark Rothman's Essays" and my new novel, "I'm Not Garbo" are not
e-books. But they are available for people without Kindle.
I have many readings and signings lined up for those, and the thing about Kindle is you can't sign one. If you'd like one of the paperbacks, personally autographed, contact me at

And now, we've got my reading of my "Laverne and Shirley Movie" screenplay on YouTube.



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Hi. I am, according to my Wikipedia entry,(which I did not create) a noted television writer, playwright, screenwriter, and occasional actor. You can Google me or go to the IMDB to get my credits, and you can come here to get my opinions on things, which I'll try to express eloquently. Hopefully I'll succeed. You can also e-mail me at Perhaps my biggest claim to fame is being responsible, for about six months in 1975, while Head Writer for the "Happy Days" TV series, for Americans saying to each other "Sit on it."