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General Magic (2018)

TV-PG | | Documentary | 12 July 2019 (USA)
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The ideas that dominate the tech industry and our day to day lives were born at a secretive Silicon Valley start-up named 'General Magic', which spun out of Apple in 1990 to create the first handheld personal communicator (or "smartphone").
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Tony Fadell ... Himself
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Marc Porat ... Himself
John Sculley ... Himself
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The ideas that dominate the tech industry and our day to day lives were born at a secretive Silicon Valley start-up called 'General Magic', which spun out of Apple in 1990 to create the first handheld personal communicator (or "smartphone"). The film combines rare archival footage with powerful honesty from the "Magicians" today, reflecting on the most influential Silicon Valley Company no one has ever heard of. Featuring legendary members of the original Macintosh team, along with the creators of the iPod, iPhone, Android and eBay. Written by SHOWTIME

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Inside every pocket there's a little piece of Magic

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current website | SHOWTIME

Country:

USA

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English

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12 July 2019 (USA) See more »

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Spellbound Productions See more »
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Written by Christoffer Franzén
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Thought I was losing my mind....
10 July 2019 | by HazyWaveSee all my reviews

Until I came here and saw the other reviews. Despite the interesting subject matter it's completely unwatchable without subtitles or completely changing your audio levels to try and compensate for the horrible mix. The music is obnoxiously loud. At one point I couldn't understand a word being spoken by the interviewees because of how loud David Byrne's vocals were.


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