Forty Years of Movie Hacking: Considering the Potential Implications of the Popular Media Representation of Computer Hackers from 1968 to 2008
An in-depth look at the portrayal of hackers on film.
A look at the depiction of computer hardware and peripherals in sci-fi movies over time.
Ostensibly about gaming (and written by Matt Colville who works in the games industry), this blog actually has a lot of interesting observations on sci-fi cinema. I like it.
I am giddy with excitement at the prospect of a new Shane Carruth film:
A man and woman are drawn together, entangled in the life cycle of an ageless organism.
This (free!) PDF looks like it could be a nice companion piece to Chris and Nathan’s recent book:
Human-computer interaction in science-fiction movies and television.
It’s a work in progress. You’ll notice a lot of placeholders where the images should be. That’s because the studios are demanding extortionate rates for screenshots.
Recreations of movie stills at filming locations around the world (like I did in Sydney for The Matrix). There’s something quite addictive about looking through these.
A terrific site dedicated to the love of film, all wrapped up in a wonderful responsive design.
The final amalgam of Star Wars Uncut is an absolute joy to behold. I enjoyed every single moment of this.
A blog that takes a detailed look at the art of the film poster.
I should just have a recurring event in my calendar set for every week that says “Go watch this again to regain your sense of perspective.”
A crowd-funded, creative commons licensed sci-fi film currently in production.
Have some fun by finding these four Harrison Ford quotes amongst the forty characters he has played:
- “I didn’t kill my wife!”
- “My family!”
- “I’m looking for my wife!”
Well, there goes my afternoon: here’s an endless supply of computer interfaces from films.
Match the MacGuffin to the movie. Like Hangman for films.
A production of the Brighton Speculative Fiction group. It was simply wonderful.
Acceptable variations include “Get the hell out of there!” and “Get him/her/them out of there!”
The Assassination Of Yogi Bear By The Coward Boo-Boo.
A montage of this year’s films.
Hillman Curtis's new film about David Byrne and Brian Eno will be premiering at Southby. Should be fun.
This is the way to do an adaptable liquid layout. Media queries are your friend. Oh, and the content's good too.
A portfolio of imaginary interfaces as seen in the movies.
I'll take any excuse to watch the opening of Touch of Evil — I don't think it'll ever be topped.
Some web geeks recommend some movies. I am one of the web geeks.
This is wonderful, just wonderful; an in-depth piece on corridors in science fiction movies. Swoon!
There is something utterly hypnotic and disturbing about these three-frame looping animations.
A wonderful set of folk-art movie posters from mobile cinemas in Ghana.
Prepare to lose yourself in this collection of movie titles from the 1920s to the present day.
Un film du Garrett Murray.
Background material for Watchmen.
Here's a depressing counterpoint to my feel-good story about Iron Man: someone else who's picture was used in the film (in good faith) decided to sic the lawyers on Jon Favreau.
The Napoleon Dynamite problem at Netflix: basement hackers and amateur mathematicians are competing to improve the program that Netflix uses to recommend DVDs â€” and to win $1 million in the process.
The new trailer for Watchmen is out. It's still looking good. Fingers crossed.
The classic Kurt Vonnegut short story Harrison Bergeron has been turned into a film. I hope it doesn't suck.
I hope this doesn't pan out: "The dark heroes of Warner Brothers’ “Watchmen,” set for release next March, have a new problem on their hands: A federal judge has ruled that they may belong to 20th Century Fox."
There appears to be a form of synesthesia where people "hear" motion. Watch this video (repeatedly) to test your own sensory perception.
In the spirit of my Matrix recreations from Sydney, here's a photo set recreating shots from AmÃ©lie.
Watch the best car chase of all time mashed up with a map of San Francisco to create geo-broadcasting. The added context gives an already perfect sequence added zing.
A blog devoted to film title sequences.
The story of Professor Myers' foiled attempt to see the creationist propaganda movie, Expelled.
A Q&A with Ridley Scott on the eve of releasing Blade Runner: The Final Cut.
This looks like being the year's best Brighton-based ninja stoner movie.
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Leslie is on the telly! How freakin' cool is this?
This nicely understated teaser site isn't going to dispel any of the mystery around the Cloverfield project.
Jim premiered this film at An Event Apart in Chicago. The whole room was in stitches.
Great collection of fictional locations—Summerisle, Overlook Hotel—and companies—Wayland Yutani, Tyrell Corporation, Hudsucker Industries...
The next Spellbound-style documentary is all about Donkey Kong. "A middle school science teacher and a hot sauce mogul battle for the Guinness world record on the arcade classic, Donkey Kong."
Here's an antidote to all those "100 best movie" countdowns that infest Saturday night television. Here's 100 movies with 100 numbers.
The Amateur Gourmet compares Remy's trials and tribulations in Ratatouille to the quintessential story of Jewish assimilation in the 20th Century.
Beautiful visualisations of flight data.
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Check out the beautiful use of Rockwell in this typographical interpretation of a scene from Pulp Fiction.
What a great idea for a birthday celebration: a one-off screening of Raiders Of The Lost Ark at the Phoenix Cinema in East Finchley. The signing up process is powered by Event Wax.
Ryan and Andy are now officially Internet Famous.
What if the Force isn't a plot device... what if the Force is the plot?
A wonderful short film. I don't know whether to laugh or cry.
The funniest thing I've seen in ages.
Spot the anachronism from the forthcoming movie, Good Night And Good Luck.
The unstoppable rise of Trajan.
Viral marketing gone so, so wrong. Thanks Cindy.
"On a police stake-out, the action will only ever take place when food is being consumed and scalding hot coffees are perched precariously on the dashboard..."
It sounds like Robert Rodriguez is capable of bringing Frank Miller's graphic novels to life.