Friday, April 22, 2011

50 Computer Interfaces from the Movies

Access Main Computer File is a great site I came across while surfing the interwebs. They showcase images of computer GUI (Graphic User Interfaces) from Hollywood Movies.

With some of them, it's obvious what films they came from—Brazil, Starship Troopers, Blade Runner, The Fifth Element—while others have sources far more elusive. But taking them all in, you can get a sense of what production designers thought tomorrow's computers would look like, as well as the limitations they had in creating them.

So how many of these interfaces do you recognize?

Nothing But Trouble, 1991


A Scanner Darkly, 2006


Strangeland, 1998


Sydney White, 2007


Avalon, 2001


Lara Croft: Tomb Raider, 2001


Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home, 1986


Blues Brothers, 1980


Clueless, 1995


TRON: Legacy, 2010


TRON, 1982


Grosse Pointe Blank, 1997


Cube Zero, 2004


Timecop, 1994


Old Dogs, 2009


Sleepless in Seattle, 1993


G.I. Jane, 1997


Disclosure, 1994


Batman Forever, 1995


Machete, 2010


The Art of War, 2000


Freejack, 1992


Bicentennial Man, 1999


Going the Distance, 2010


The A-Team, 2010


Undercover Brother, 2002


The Bounty Hunter, 2010


The Bourne Identity, 2002


Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps, 2010


Source Code, 2011


Stranded, 2001


Oceans 11, 2001


Alien, 1979


Wild Hogs, 2007


Code 46, 2003


THX 1138, 1971


Sunshine, 2007


Dune, 1984


Moon, 2009


Short Circuit, 1986


Ballistic: Ecks vs. Sever, 2002


Julie & Julia, 2009


Dark Star, 1974


Single White Female, 1992


Batman Returns, 1992


Fortress, 1993


I, Robot, 2004


2 Fast 2 Furious, 2003


Judge Dredd, 1995


Hardwired, 2009