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.
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.
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!”
Match the MacGuffin to the movie. Like Hangman for films.
Acceptable variations include “Get the hell out of there!” and “Get him/her/them out of there!”
A montage of this year’s films.
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!
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.
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.
A blog devoted to film title sequences.
Great collection of fictional locations—Summerisle, Overlook Hotel—and companies—Wayland Yutani, Tyrell Corporation, Hudsucker Industries...
"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.