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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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Marc Porat ... Himself
John Sculley ... Himself
Megan Smith ... Herself
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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

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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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Sound mix makes this unwatchable
10 July 2019 | by tandar-76883See all my reviews

Great subject but the background music is louder than the interviewees! You simply can not understand what's being said due to the poor sound mixing. I never knew a movie could be so uncomfortable to watch because of the background music.


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