Thursday, January 16, 2014

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.

Terminator:

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

Numb3rs:

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

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