Thursday, January 16, 2014 [Tweets]

Movie Code Blog

Rob Marvin on Source Code in TV and Films (via Slashdot):

Source code pops up on screens and in the background of television and movie scenes all the time, but one programmer finally paused a movie to figure out whether the code was accurate.

British programmer and writer John Graham-Cumming started a blog called Source Code in TV and Films on Jan. 3 after noticing that code used to reboot the futuristic space station in “Elysium” was actually taken from an instruction manual for Intel x86 processors.

For example, StarGate SG1:

In StarGate SG1: The Ark of Truth there is JavaScript source code taken from the web site of a Canadian bank.

Jurassic Park:

In Jurassic Park there is unknown but real looking source code (possibly for an SGI UNIX machine)

Strike Back:

In the TV series Strike Back (series 1, episode 5) the scrolling source code is WordPress JavaScript.


In the film Terminator, the HUD shows a listing of 6502 assembly language which appears to have been taken from an Apple II.


This code appears to be an example from the Addison Wesley book The iPhone Developer’s Cookbook by Erica Sadun.


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