The prop department will do whatever the techies
tell them. When people don't know what they're talking
about they're easily led. Unless it's a product placement
of course. If a product is visible enough then it's always likely
to be placed. That's why it's called the movie 'business'.
My James Cameron example was just pointing out that
there are some producers / directors who probably appreciate
that one OS might give some advantage over another
and they might just use that OS on machines within their films.
Having read the deja post that Brian Scanlan talks about
I realise that he might rather use anything other than
Linux in his movies. The Titanic sank in 1912 ( I think )
so the issue of which OS they would have used doesn't enter
I was just providing an example , nothing more than that.
----- Original Message -----
From: "David Murphy" <drjolt at redbrick.dcu.ie>
To: "Shane Dempsey" <sdempsey at tssg.wit.ie>
Sent: Tuesday, May 23, 2000 1:31 PM
Subject: Re: [ILUG] dot.what..[ot]
> Quoting <00cb01bfc4b1$bd94bc00$a5bf01c1 at high>
> by Shane Dempsey <sdempsey at tssg.wit.ie>:
>> > Hollywood execs. don't know or care about linux. Their CGI and
> > techies probably do and ultimately they decide what machines end up
> > in films as the execs. don't know enough to make the decision for
> > themselves.
>> I'm not a movie expert or anything, but I expect the prop department
> decide what computers end up on character's desks, and if it's not
> some generic PC, then I'd say it's been provided by a company as a
> placed product.
>> > This isn't uniform as people like James Cameron definitely know
> > about the benefits of using linux. A Beowulf cluster was used to do
> > most of the CGI on Titanic.
>> Well, perhaps you've heard him say different, but I imagine customers
> don't care if special effects companies render on Commodore 64s as
> long as the results look right. You might argue the special effects
> companies are aware of the benefits of a given OS...
>> > They also know that Linux plays the role of rebellion to Window's
> > empire. This makes it trendy.
>> I'm sure George Lucas is writing 'OS Wars' even as we type.
> When asked if it is true that he uses his wheelchair as a weapon he will
> "That's a malicious rumour. I'll run over anyone who repeats it."
> Stephen Hawking -
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