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    Originally posted by TheCotMan
    This is a place-holder thread. This thread should be deleted when something official is posted here.
    This year on Friday night we will be screening a documentary, Hacker's are people too, which will end before the director/producer needs to participate in Hacker Jeopardy. Then we will move on to some Blu-Ray goodness of "Appleseed Ex-Machina" for the latest in cg anime from Japan.

    Saturday evening we will go retro with "three days of the condor", where you can see an early Robert Redford deal with spies, telephones, and intrigue. For those who have seen 'safehouse' you'll recognize a scene for scene rip off homage to "Condor" Then we'll close with as of yet TBD movie...

    .. suggestions?
    The Dark Tangent: Use PGP for email Key ID: 0x8B0B476D
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    Re: Movie Night with Dark Tangent forum added...

    Originally posted by Dark Tangent View Post
    This year on Friday night we will be screening a documentary, Hacker's are people too, which will end before the director/producer needs to participate in Hacker Jeopardy. Then we will move on to some Blu-Ray goodness of "Appleseed Ex-Machina" for the latest in cg anime from Japan.

    Saturday evening we will go retro with "three days of the condor", where you can see an early Robert Redford deal with spies, telephones, and intrigue. For those who have seen 'safehouse' you'll recognize a scene for scene rip off homage to "Condor" Then we'll close with as of yet TBD movie...
    Drat! Foiled again!
    You used your super powers to post to my closed thread instead of starting your own.
    (William Shatner Acting Voice)I... feel... so.... ab-used.... ;-)

    Split reply from place-holder to new thread, opened it for general posting/replies, and deleted the place-holder.
    I also moved the posts about Hackers are People too" to this forum with redirects from the original locations that expire in 2 months, leaving the original threads here.

    .. suggestions?
    I'm a fan of a 1-2 punch with a showing of 23 - Nothing is as it seems, followed by The KGB, the Computer and Me, but I think these might be a bit too historic for many of the attendees.

    WarGames is also in the same set, where age is a consideration.

    Startup dot com wasn't really that good the first time I saw it, and I doubt is has improved.

    There is an independent film that has been mentioned on the forums before, and I have not seen it. If someone managed to find "Owned" (First mentioned on the Forums by Deviant Ollam and here too) which is a film by by Jennifer Read, that might draw a crowd. Deviant says it appeared at HOPE too, so maybe it could appear at Defcon too.

    Descritption 1 , Description 2.


    Others, which are probably too new:
    Can You Hack It? (2008)
    Wargames: The Dead Code (2008) (V)
    Last edited by TheCotMan; June 12th, 2008, 14:13.

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      Re: Movie Night with Dark Tangent forum added...

      Originally posted by TheCotMan View Post
      There is an independent film that has been mentioned on the forums before, and I have not seen it. If someone managed to find "Owned" (First mentioned on the Forums by Deviant Ollam and here too) which is a film by by Jennifer Read, that might draw a crowd. Deviant says it appeared at HOPE too, so maybe it could appear at Defcon too.

      Descritption 1 , Description 2.
      Hah... i was about to post about the film again, seeing this thread with some activity, but i am pleased to see that you mentioned it here.

      Heh, it's been so long that I'm probably remembering the film badly at this point... thinking it cooler than it actually is. I do specifically remember some scenes from DefCon that were pretty terrific, however.

      So yes, again... my usual plea goes out to the community. If anyone has 0wned (a proper copy... not some RealMedia encoded VHS rip) i'd be super thrilled to get it from you. I'm so eager to finally find this film that you can have 15 minutes alone with the Traveling Terabyte of your choosing... no cameras, even.
      "I'll admit I had an OiNK account and frequented it quite often… What made OiNK a great place was that it was like the world's greatest record store… iTunes kind of feels like Sam Goody to me. I don't feel cool when I go there. I'm tired of seeing John Mayer's face pop up. I feel like I'm being hustled when I visit there, and I don't think their product is that great. DRM, low bit rate, etc... OiNK it existed because it filled a void of what people want."
      - Trent Reznor

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        Re: Movie Night with Dark Tangent forum added...

        Originally posted by Dark Tangent View Post
        .. suggestions?
        Sneakers

        "\x74\x68\x65\x70\x72\x65\x7a\x39\x38";

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          Re: Movie Night with Dark Tangent forum added...

          Wow Cot, remember watching "Primer" a few years ago?

          Real Genius is a great movie...we should watch that!

          1057

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            Re: Movie Night with Dark Tangent forum added...

            Originally posted by LosT View Post
            Wow Cot, remember watching "Primer" a few years ago?

            Real Genius is a great movie...we should watch that!

            1057
            Yeah, Primer is a film that grew on me with time.

            I liked Sneakers and Real Genius too, but dare I type it?

            Aren't these a little old too? ]:>

            Let's set the WayBack* machine for the distant year of 1985, around 23 years ago:
            Real Genius came out in 1985, when record stores still existed, and there were not only multiple typewriter manufacturers, but stores dedicated entirely to selling typewriters, the USSR still existed, The Amiga 1000 is released, PC-AT, based on the Intel 80286 chip has been available for about a year with 1.2 MB 5.25" floppy disk drives, the GNU manifesto is published by Dr. Dobb's Journal, CAT1 wiring is introduced, Intel introduces the 80386, at 16 MHz, the Nintendo Entertainment System becomes available.

            *WayBack: which as a word is in and of itself is a relic of the past

            Moving forward in time to only 16 years ago, we arrive at 1992:
            Sneakers opens in 1992, the USSR has fallen and Terminator 2: Judgement Day is also in the theaters this year (coincidence?), Linux is about 1 year old late this year, PGP was introduced less than a year ago, this year also sees Intel release the 486DX2, MIME standard is defined, VESA local bus is introduced,

            Anyone feel old yet?

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            • #7
              Re: Movie Night with Dark Tangent forum added...

              You know what Cot, I still watch Real Genius, Hackers, Tron and a bunch of other movies - they are often on in my lab in the background as I build Mystery Challenge devices ;)

              Cheesy? Yes. Old? Yes. Classics? Yes.

              Better than the shite that comes out these days... :)

              1057

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                Re: Movie Night with Dark Tangent forum added...

                Originally posted by LosT View Post
                You know what Cot, I still watch Real Genius, Hackers, Tron and a bunch of other movies - they are often on in my lab in the background as I build Mystery Challenge devices ;)

                Cheesy? Yes. Old? Yes. Classics? Yes.

                Better than the shite that comes out these days... :)

                1057
                Oh. You are looking for cheesy films, are you? What about The Last Starfighter?
                Uh oh. I see AlxRogan. Quick! hide me!

                Sure, I liked these films, and I'll watch them on occasion. My question is only about the age of the movies and the target audience.

                If we assume that around every 10 years, there is a film like WarGames, or Sneakers, then what such film exists from 2000 to 2008? Are there any?

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                  Re: Movie Night with Dark Tangent forum added...

                  Originally posted by TheCotMan View Post
                  If we assume that around every 10 years, there is a film like WarGames, or Sneakers, then what such film exists from 2000 to 2008? Are there any?
                  Well, going *back* ~10 years from WarGames is the excellent Gene Hackman film, The Conversation.
                  "\x74\x68\x65\x70\x72\x65\x7a\x39\x38";

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                    Re: Movie Night with Dark Tangent forum added...

                    Originally posted by TheCotMan View Post
                    Oh. You are looking for cheesy films, are you? What about The Last Starfighter?
                    Uh oh. I see AlxRogan. Quick! hide me!
                    If by cheesy, you mean inspirational, feel-good classics that tell kids that even growing up in a trailer park can't stop you from flying a CGI Gunstar and destroying 99.9% of the Kodan Armada (Xur escaped after all)...then I agree. :-P

                    Oh, and if you show LSF, you gotta do a showing of Buckaroo Banzai. You can borrow one of my 3 original VHS copies or the DVD re-issue (with the production stills of Jamie Lee Curtis as Buckaroo's Mom). Never got my hands on the Laserdisc version. :)
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                    • #11
                      Re: Movie Night with Dark Tangent forum added...

                      There is always The Conversation better known as the prequel for Enemy of the State.

                      Mind you there's always the cheesy 3000 Miles to Graceland, but epic for its over-the-top gunbattle on the casino floor of the Riviera.
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                      • #12
                        Re: Movie Night with Dark Tangent forum added...

                        I like "Safe House."
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                        • #13
                          Re: Movie Night with Dark Tangent forum added...

                          80's classic cheese with a spy twist - Cloak and Dagger
                          or
                          Gotcha!

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                            Re: Movie Night with Dark Tangent forum added...

                            Originally posted by genesiswave View Post
                            80's classic cheese with a spy twist - Cloak and Dagger
                            or
                            Gotcha!
                            I just recently watched Cloak and Dagger for the first time in many years. I filed it into the "not nearly as cool as I remember it as a kid" movie.
                            "\x74\x68\x65\x70\x72\x65\x7a\x39\x38";

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                              Re: Movie Night with Dark Tangent forum added...

                              We are looking at a documentary called "Second Skin" for the last slot of Movie night.

                              Here's the trailer link: http://www.secondskinfilm.com

                              Any feedback?

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