[Ffmpeg-devel] [OT] literary hideosities
Fri Apr 21 09:51:49 CEST 2006
Colin Ward <lists at codehq.org> writes:
> Christian Iversen wrote:
>>>> "Hackers" was much, much worse than wargames. They actually got many
>>>> things right in that movie, completely unlike "Hackers" :)
>>> "Hackers", like "Sneakers" a few years before it, were actually fairly
>>> accurate as long as the characters sat around and talked about technical
>>> stuff (because the film people hired the right tech advisors for these
>>> films). However, as soon as they needed to actually show anything
>>> technical on screen, that's when Hollywood kicked in and believability
>>> went way down.
>> I agree - but I don't think this is very abundant in War
>> Games. Maybe I just need to watch it again, I might have forgotten
> It's funny that this thread should pop up on this list because
> literally five minutes before reading it I had *exactly* the same
> conversation with my workmate! Slightly different outcome though.
> I always thought that War Games was quite believable. And the
> other movie that I found believable was Antitrust. I am surprised
> that it hasn't been mentioned in this thread - it's great if you
> are a Microsoft hater!
Yes, Antitrust was pretty decent. Most of the computer screens
visible are showing a normal Gnome desktop.
BTW, I once saw a film or TV show episode featuring a computer virus
or other evil piece of code. In one shot, a computer screen was
clearly showing part of an automake file. Maybe they were making a
mru at inprovide.com
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