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A Brief, Tumblr History of Computer Displays In The Movies

"Access Main Computer File" presents “A visual study of computer GUI in cinema," proving no matter how dazzling and futuristic the movie computer...

John Ryan
John Ryan on April 13, 2011.

Tumblr site Access Main Computer File presents “A visual study of computer GUI in cinema,” proving no matter how dazzling and futuristic the movie computer displays, taken out of context, representations of raw data always seem dated and meaningless. Since cinematic computer screens in movies always tend to be at least little off from their real-world counterparts, this tumblr series offers a jumbled, alternate history of digital technology. See if you can guess the film sources.

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