Hackers/Tech Movies

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Posted 21 November 2010 - 09:24 PM

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Posted 21 November 2010 - 09:32 PM

Ummm, no.
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Posted 21 November 2010 - 09:54 PM

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Fight Club (social engineering)


Political social engineering and security based social engineering have almost nothing in common except the name. In fact I would argue that Fight Club is more about embracing Anarcho-Primitivism which has more to do with a destruction of our dependence on technology and the society it supports. YOU LOSE.
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Posted 22 November 2010 - 01:54 AM

View Postlordofduct, on 21 November 2010 - 03:29 PM, said:

I'm surprised Blade Runner hasn't been said. Hunting robots that are trying to hack their termination date.

"Strange Days" is also pretty cool. Recording dreams and selling it on the black market.

If Fear and Loathing (ugh, only Gilliam film I can't stand) and Fight Club fit in here, then these certainly do (which I don't think they do... how is fear and loathing a 'social engineering' movie? It's more of the escapades of a sad pathetic drug addict who wrote a hyperbolic take on his own life.).

Cube - good B movie weird movie. I wouldn't call it hacking, but certainly an interesting computer mayhem, screwy weird movie. The sequels all suck.

Existenz was said, bringing it up again because it's so bad you must see it. That and Cronenburg in general makes hilariously awesome movies. Definitely see Scanners, Naked Lunch, The Fly, and anything by him if you're into sci-fi in general.


There's a ton more out there, very seldom are your techy movies blockbusters though. Bladerunner and Matrix really only being the ones fitting in there.

Yea I really don't see how Fear and Loathing or Fight Club fit in, though I like both movies, they really don't fit

View PostShane Hudson, on 21 November 2010 - 04:35 AM, said:

The Girl * films!

I have only seen The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo, but read all three books.. loved them!

Subtitles......means I have to watch them somewhere other then work, since multitasking is paramount, and I can not just stare at a screen and read :-( But I will get around to those.
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Posted 22 November 2010 - 07:59 AM

View Postalias120, on 21 November 2010 - 03:32 AM, said:

Takedown is alright.


Not really a true version of events. Infact it was way off the mark

Not strictly films however there are some good documentaries on hacking such as:

  • Freedom Downtime
  • Hackers Wanted
  • Discovery Channel - The History of Hacking
  • Revolution OS (History of Linux)

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Posted 22 November 2010 - 08:29 AM

View PostDark_Nexus, on 21 November 2010 - 10:54 PM, said:

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Fight Club (social engineering)

I would argue that Fight Club is more about embracing Anarcho-Primitivism which has more to do with a destruction of our dependence on technology and the society it supports. YOU LOSE.

Dear Mister Nexus :
The blew up a store front of Apple Computers.

& in the book the narrator mentioned running DOS commands to pass the time.

YOU LOSE!

View Postearlgrey, on 22 November 2010 - 08:59 AM, said:

Not strictly films however there are some good documentaries on hacking such as:

  • Freedom Downtime
  • Revolution OS (History of Linux)

Oops, I forgot about these two! Nice addition.
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Posted 22 November 2010 - 09:02 AM

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Subtitles......means I have to watch them somewhere other then work, since multitasking is paramount, and I can not just stare at a screen and read :-( But I will get around to those.

There are English voice overs.

@SixOfEleven Yeah i also liked the net.

Another good techy movie is A.I
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Posted 22 November 2010 - 09:17 AM

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Dear Mister Nexus :
The blew up a store front of Apple Computers.


Exactly. A destruction of technology in favor of anarcho-primitivism.

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& in the book the narrator mentioned running DOS commands to pass the time.

book != movie

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YOU LOSE!

HA!
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Posted 22 November 2010 - 09:26 AM

i have found most people don't 'get' fight club. especially the homoerotic undercurrent that runs thru the whole movie (and more so in the book, but like you said, not the same)

also, hackers/tech movies tend to be horrible, because that kind of stuff just isn't cinematic. sucks.
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Posted 22 November 2010 - 09:30 AM

Titanic. He totally social engineered that chick into banging him in the back of her fiance's car on the boat.
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Posted 22 November 2010 - 09:31 AM

View Postsupersloth, on 22 November 2010 - 10:26 AM, said:

i have found most people don't 'get' fight club. especially the homoerotic undercurrent that runs thru the whole movie (and more so in the book, but like you said, not the same)

One of my favorite parts of the book was how they were using Marla's mothers fat for the soap. When you keep your momma's fat in someone else's fridge, you have to acknowledge the risks.
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Posted 22 November 2010 - 09:37 AM

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also, hackers/tech movies tend to be horrible, because that kind of stuff just isn't cinematic. sucks.


But when the make it cinematic it's awesome to watch them fly through hacking GUI's. Would be way cooler if you had to fly through your file system to get to shit instead of just clicking around.
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Posted 22 November 2010 - 09:59 AM

it's true. i always enjoy when the girl is fucking around on the computer at the end of jurassic park. "it's a unix box!" /proceeds to show some squares with no actual meaning
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Posted 22 November 2010 - 10:02 AM

HAHAHAHAHAHA

Oh man I forgot about that!
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Posted 22 November 2010 - 10:09 AM

View Postsupersloth, on 22 November 2010 - 08:26 AM, said:

i have found most people don't 'get' fight club. especially the homoerotic undercurrent that runs thru the whole movie (and more so in the book, but like you said, not the same)

also, hackers/tech movies tend to be horrible, because that kind of stuff just isn't cinematic. sucks.


Don't mistake a lack of interest for an inability to 'get' it.

Everyone I know who liked the movie, pretty much understood it. The only people I know who didn't 'get' it are also the kind of people who wouldn't care less about the movie in the first place.

I like the South Park episode about the movie "Inception" and the point it had. Over complicating a matter doesn't necessarily make a good movie, and any lack of desire to dig through the movie to understand it isn't a reflection of anyone's intelligence or comprehension. It's merely a sign of how much they give a shit about some story or not.

I don't 'get' the Kardasheans (sp?), I have a basic understanding of people's interest in the grotesque. But really I don't 'get' the show at all. Main reason... I'll never watch, and if forced to sit through it I'd probably pass out or wile the time away on some other thing in my head.

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