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Watch: 4-Minute Supercut Of Computer Hacking In '80s Movies

Photo of Kevin Jagernauth By Kevin Jagernauth | The Playlist July 25, 2014 at 4:25PM

Some movies age better than others, but one thing that always make it a little more difficult for a film to stand the test of time is a narrative that leans heavily on computer wizardry. Making it look real and timeless (as much as you can anyway) is a real tricky balance, and more often than not, it's hard to pull off (please see "The Net"). But the '80s, in particular, saw a number of movies in which keystrokes were a central component of the plot, and decades on, the results range from quaint to hilarious.
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Some movies age better than others, but one thing that always make it a little more difficult for a film to stand the test of time is a narrative that leans heavily on computer wizardry. Making it look real and timeless (as much as you can anyway) is a real tricky balance, and more often than not, it's hard to pull off (please see "The Net"). But the '80s, in particular, saw a number of movies in which keystrokes were a central component of the plot, and decades on, the results range from quaint to hilarious.

Found Item Clothing have pulled together a four-minute supercut highlighting computer hacking from '80s movies. From "Real Genius" to "WarGames" to "Weird Science" and more, all the bulk monitors, primitive graphics and more are here for your enjoyment. You can try and guess all the movies mentioned or see the full list right here. Either way, watch it below. [Defamer]

This article is related to: WarGames, Weird Science


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