If you watched the 2002 movie 40 Days and 40 Nights, you will know that the character Josh Hartnett plays is a web designer. Yes, a web designer in a Dot Com company. That has led me to the question, “What other major movies have characters portraying web designers?”
Hollywood has always gotten the flak for portaying techies inaccurately. Whether its the rag tag teen hacker team in Hackers or the cracking scene in Swordfish, the studios seem to fail in giving justice to the techie character, at least from a technical standpoint.
So in 40 Days and 40 Nights, we see Matt (Josh Hartnett’s character) holding printed mockups in their office in several scenes and laying out a webpage. One thing I remember from the movie is the the site they were designing was utterly colorful and to “print oriented”. (A definite misrepresentation of the industry, if you ask me.)
So we go back to my question, has there been another Hollywood movie that portayed some of its characteres a web designer or web developer? (It will just be gravy if the movie depicts them as a standards-compliant designer. 😀 )