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1. First, analyze all four reviewers and, for each reviewer, write at least one summary sentence describing what the review says about the acting in the film. In addition, for each reviewer, quote the reviewer at least one time to demonstrate the sentiment he or she expresses about the acting. Ann Hornaday- Summary statement: The author describes the movie as a fantastic new way to approach a biographical movie. She very much enjoyed the new take on Steve Jobs, not as we knew him but as how others perceived him as a person. She believes the new take, script and emotions make this a fantastic movie to get inside the mind of Steve Jobs. Quote from this reviewer to support the summary statement: Unburdened by the distraction of spot-on impersonation and conventional Great Man milestones, Fassbender and his fascinating, often off-putting character steer clear of the dreaded biopic shallows to explore murkier psychological depths.” Rex Reed- Summary statement: The author believes that this movie shows no emotional and sympathy for discussing the life of Steve Jobs. Although Michael Fassbender portrayed the man, he shared no qualities of the real Steve Jobs. The movie was cold, heartless and straight to the point. Quote from this reviewer to support the summary statement: “Steve Jobs and all of the characters around him fail to come to life in any absorbing fashion. They’re not real people; they’re all hashtags.” Benjamin Lee- Summary statement: Despite the award worthy performance of Fassbender as Jobs, the movie falls flat at giving anyone, anything to care about. Instead, they praise job and that they try re-enforce the idea that everything he did was important instead of letting it naturally develop in the movie. Quote from this reviewer to support the summary statement: “it’s disappointingly difficult to truly care about what’s taking place.” Anthony Lane - Summary statement: Lane describes the movie for what it is, a romantic sense of ingenuity about one of the most revolutionary minds of our time. He explains the plot, and as well as the man/monster Steve Jobs was portrayed as. He believes although the movie falls short of being perfect he does believe Kate Winslet is the real reason to see this movie. Quote from this reviewer to support the summary statement: “Steve Jobs” comes across as strangely old-fashioned in this romantic insistence on its hero.” The best reason to see it is Kate Winslet: she plays Joanna Hoffman, who was a wizard of Apple marketing and one of the few hardy souls who could stand up to Jobs.” 2. Then, construct a synthesis matrix on the four authors and their views on the acting in the film. The first item in Content for week in our class is a link to a document from North Carolina State University on using a synthesis matrix.

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