When you see people coding in films, such as in Iron Man or The Social Network, where does this code come from? Is it at all accurate?
I have a very limited knowledge of code, but when I see people coding in films I always wonder if they try to make an effort for it to look legit, or just hope that nobody will notice that the code has been stolen from a 'Canadian bank website'.
The BBC has a small feature on the subject today which includes clips and polls if your interested in this kind of thing!
It's a staple of the modern movie. The hacker hero taps away at scrolling code to crack a network, hijack a helicopter or synthesise a mutant. But the code that appears on screen is often 'copied' from an unrelated source. Now expert movie buffs have identified the original source of the movie code. Watch our expert John reveal the pretty surprising results.