Movie/Recommendations

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Here are some movies recommended for download or rental that might be of interest to the infoAnarchy community.

Let's try to keep the list somewhat relevant.

  • Hackers - a humorous movie featuring a group of hip, stylized hackers. Many quotes from the film have been adopted by real-life hackers who don't take themselves to seriously.
  • SLC Punk - a funny, yet serious movie about a young hardcore punk in Salt Lake City who, over time, starts to realize that his life of anarchy and rebellion might not be the best way to change the world.
  • Brazil - A vision of a dystopic future where bureaucracy has become everything, a simple typo can get you killed, and the only means of escape is to delude yourself into thinking you're living a life away from reality. By Terry Gilliam of Monty Python.
  • Blade Runner
  • The Net
  • Lawnmower Man - Not recommended.
  • Hippies From Hell - Documentary. "Hippies from Hell are a group of hackers, techies, artists, writers and puzzlers. In the eighties they published hacker magazine Hacktic and in 1993 they started the first Dutch Internet-provider, xs4all, thus opening the Internet for the general public". Freely, legally downloadble. Bandwidth donated by Waag Society.
  • 2001: A Space Odyssey, by Stanley Kubrick. A movie from 1968 about a space adventure in which the supercomputer HAL plays a key role. Can the supercomputer be trusted? Characterized by the open end, the philophical aspect, and beautiful art - both audio and visually.
  • Freedom Downtime - the 2600 documentary about the Free Kevin (Mitnick) movement, and the lamentable and inaccurate 'Takedown' (Good line in FD - Takedown, the book: Number of crimes documented - 2. Number of meals documented - 47) Get the poor quality .ram files from http://www.loudandoffensive.com/media.html. It's okay, 2600 don't mind you DLing this, but buy it if you can (DVD version due soon)...you need Real Player or Real Alternative to view the .ram files.
  • Lockpicking at H2K2 and H2K with Barry 'The Key' Wels - both films feature the now standard lockpicking forum from the last 2 HOPE conferences. H2K2 is especially worth checking out if you attend an American high school with those master combination locks on the lockers... =)
  • BBC's Adam Curtis: The Power of Nightmares - "The Power of Nightmares assesses whether the threat from a hidden and organised terrorist network is an illusion." Not only that, it also documents the rise of Christian and Islamitic fundamentalists. I saw it on a film festival, highly recommended -- dpi