Thursday, February 4, 2010
1960s Movie Hackers
Two movies from the 1960s feature in the list, Hot Millions and The Italian Job. Hot Millions features Peter Ustinov as Marcus Pendleton, a con-man just out of prison, who impersonates a computer programmer and gets a job in a large organisation where he begins to send claim checks to himself in various guises at addresses all over Europe. The Italian Job is a heist movie concerning a group of English thieves who steal $4 million worth of gold arriving in Turin, Italy. They recruit Professor Simon Peach, portrayed by comedian Benny Hill, a computer expert who takes control of the Turin traffic control system to create a massive traffic jam.