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How to make computer programming more exciting

by Critical Commons Manager

The Hollywood imaginary goes through some extreme acrobatics to make computer programming appear to be anything but the drudgery that it often is. In the opening title sequence of Take Down, the story of "the world's greatest hacker" Kevin Mitnick, this is carried to extremes, with quick-cut montages of computer screens, sex clubs and criminal investigations, while a sullen Mitnick played by Skeet Ulrich stares at the screen with sociopathic intensity.

Takedown makes computer programming look sexy, exciting and transgressive

The opening title sequence of Takedown recycles Hollywood tropes that try to make hacking appear glamorous and cinematic

from (2000)
Creator: Joe Chappelle
Posted by Critical Commons Manager