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by Critical Commons Manager

Except for a cinematic concession to voice synthesis, this scene from The Net is relatively content to portray the minutiae of keyboard based communication among software geeks. Throughout The Net, a female hacker played by Sandra Bullock deals with crude advances via phone and computer. Apart from anxieties about stolen identity and electronic surveillance, the narrative taps into threats posed to women online and in physical space.

A software analyst connects with a virtual community of geeks via instant messaging in The Net

Hollywood's vision of chat rooms and the people who inhabited them circa 1995

from The Net (1995)
Creator: Irwin Winkler
Distributor: Columbia Pictures
Posted by Critical Commons Manager
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