An ongoing daily series of scenes for a Steve Jobs biopic.
It’s a narrative experiment. It’s not going to follow a neat dramatic arc. It’s going to be a little episodic and random. Much like the subject matter.
This is the final scene.
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“BOSCUTTI’S STEVE JOBS” SCENE 140
2011 – JOBS FAMILY HOME – PALO ALTO – MORNING
It’s October 5. It’s a Wednesday, It’s 3pm. Jobs is lying back in bed surrounded by his family. Looking out at his wife, Laurene. His children Lisa, Reed, Erin, Eve. His biological sister, MONA, 54. His adoptive sister, PATTY, 54. Eve is wiping back tears.
Sunlight flows into the room. Jobs has been battling a rare form of pancreatic cancer since 2004. It has left his body withered, emaciated.
Job’s breathing become shorter as if climbing a steep path. His lungs weaken. He pushes further.
A silver amulet gleams on the bedside table. Sorrow leaves him as he realizes that to love others is all. That love is what sets you free.
He look at his sister Patty, then for a long time at his children, then at his wife, and then over their shoulders past them.
It is time to let go. Time to move into the light. His final words leave him.
Oh wow, oh wow, oh wow …
Fade to white.