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Re: Programmer movies

Posted 12 October 2013 - 05:54 PM

View PostBenignDesign, on 11 October 2013 - 03:43 PM, said:

Office Space.

Love this film :bigsmile:

Tom said:

"Well-well look. I already told you: I deal with the god damn customers so the engineers don't have to. I have people skills; I am good at dealing with people. Can't you understand that? What the hell is wrong with you people?"


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"And I said, I don't care if they lay me off either, because I told, I told Bill that if they move my desk one more time, then, then I'm, I'm quitting, I'm going to quit. And, and I told Don too, because they've moved my desk four times already this year, and I used to be over by the window, and I could see the squirrels, and they were married, but then, they switched from the Swingline to the Boston stapler, but I kept my Swingline stapler because it didn't bind up as much, and I kept the staples for the Swingline stapler and it's not okay because if they take my stapler then I'll set the building on fire... "

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Re: Programmer movies

Posted 13 October 2013 - 12:19 AM

May I just mention that not all Computer related videos have to be of the typical "Hollywood production" class.
You could still entertain yourself with a nice educational documentary upon bounteous subjects.
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Re: Programmer movies

Posted 13 October 2013 - 12:59 AM

View PostLogical94, on 13 October 2013 - 02:19 AM, said:

May I just mention that not all Computer related videos have to be of the typical "Hollywood production" class.
You could still entertain yourself with a nice educational documentary upon bounteous subjects.

Bounteous subjects.. blah..blah..blah.

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*eye roll*
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Re: Programmer movies

Posted 13 October 2013 - 02:26 AM

Trekkies? :P
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Re: Programmer movies

Posted 23 October 2013 - 09:30 PM

Thought of a few more...

1. Grandma's Boy - Hilarious, movie about video game development.
2. Colossus: The Forbin Project - Really old, and pretty slow, but still interesting.
3. Short Circuit - Not about programming really, but robots and artificial intelligence.
4. Also, Star Trek as baavgai has said. :)/>

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Re: Programmer movies

Posted 24 October 2013 - 05:48 AM

View Postmegabit, on 24 October 2013 - 12:30 AM, said:

4. Also, Star Trek as baavgai has said. :)


Actually, I was talking about the documentary more than the show. A classic depiction of nerdom / fandom. If you haven't seen it, you should.
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Re: Programmer movies

Posted 24 October 2013 - 09:10 PM

View Postbaavgai, on 24 October 2013 - 05:48 AM, said:

View Postmegabit, on 24 October 2013 - 12:30 AM, said:

4. Also, Star Trek as baavgai has said. :)/>/>/>


Actually, I was talking about the documentary more than the show. A classic depiction of nerdom / fandom. If you haven't seen it, you should.


Oh ok! Have not seen it, will definitely check it out. :)/>/>

Also, while I'm here:

The Last Starfighter (1984) - Have not seen this one yet, but its on my list.
The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters (2007) - Pretty funny documentary about Donkey Kong champions!
Gamer (2009) - Not very good IMO, but modern and has some alright action.

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Re: Programmer movies

Posted 25 October 2013 - 04:09 AM

Not really a programmer movie but I thought Primer (2004) was decent enough.
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Re: Programmer movies

Posted 25 October 2013 - 05:30 AM

View Postmegabit, on 24 October 2013 - 12:30 AM, said:

1. Grandma's Boy - Hilarious, movie about video game development.

Not really. The lead character supposedly develops his own game, yet has no source code for it when asked. The actual game developer is only shown testing a crappy version of a new game, & everyone else are game testers.

The movie is funny, but really has little to do with any game development.
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Re: Programmer movies

Posted 25 October 2013 - 05:36 AM

View Postmegabit, on 25 October 2013 - 05:10 AM, said:

The Last Starfighter (1984) - Have not seen this one yet, but its on my list.


Damn, haven't heard of that one in a long time. I remember watching it but can't remember many details beyond it involving space, lasers and a star fighter that is the final one.

I do remember that I enjoyed it, so I would definitely recommend it :D/>
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Re: Programmer movies

Posted 25 October 2013 - 12:14 PM

I am surprised no one listed C.H.O.M.P.S.
Robot Animals Rock.

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Re: Programmer movies

Posted 26 October 2013 - 09:31 PM

View Postmodi123_1, on 11 October 2013 - 08:39 AM, said:

Off the top of my head:

Hackers
The Matrix (I, II, III)
Antritrust
Sneakers
Real Genius
Tron
Tron Legacy
The Thirteenth Floor
existenz
swordfish
Virtuosity
Lawnmower Man
23
The Net
Code 2600
Untraceable
The Lone Gunman series.
Weird Science
Wargames 2

edit: added more:
The Manhattan Project
The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension
Re-Animator
Revenge of the Nerds
Ghost in the Shell
Akira



Whoa! Good list.
I am going to check these out.


Also, "Takedown" is interesting but it definitely isn't what really happened with Kevin Mitnick.
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Re: Programmer movies

Posted 27 October 2013 - 06:42 AM

The Recruit.

Same lines as Swordfish kinda.
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