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No Craigslist, But MySpace in Alexis Bledel Movie Post Grad

Confusing Technology Doesn't Pass in Post Grad

I just saw the college graduation comedy Post Grad starring Alexis Bledel and like Buzz, I thought the movie was also quirky and cute, but I had a few quibbles with the technology.

First, there must have been some sort of MySpace deal for placement, because it opens with Bledel's character Ryden posting a video blog getting live video comments on a very fancy-looking MySpace UI. I haven't been on the 'Space for a while now, but I'm pretty sure this is not the latest redesign. Speaking of UIs, though Ryden uses an Apple laptop in the movie, it's not the OS X interface either, but another fake Hollywood OS. What's wrong with existing UIs?

That's not even my biggest tech problem with this movie — to see what it is, just

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My greatest objection by far was Ryden's job hunt — she searches out leads in the newspaper! Not Craigslist? Not monster.com or the other millions of job-hunting websites that a bright college grad would certainly know about? The movie's website itself even opens up with a face Craigslist page. Definitely a huge "what were they thinking" moment, but it's an otherwise fun movie.

Photo courtesy of Fox Searchlight

dikke-kus dikke-kus 8 years
I have noticed movies sometimes blur out the apple icon, and the systems they use are often sort of made up. As far as the movie goes yes that is a major oops. It's strange they didn't have some sort of consultant on set or during the production to keep up with technology. I'm too old to have used my space and I refuse face hooked, but still if I was making the movie I wouldn't hesitate to ask whats the latest.
Complexitii Complexitii 8 years
These sound pretty annoying. Luckily I can't really stand Alexis Bledel so I wont end up enduring any of it.
leslievanhouten leslievanhouten 8 years
I think it has to do with copyright and not wanting to advertise the OS, similar to using fake labels on food products on the Food Network. Most everything on a computer screen on TV or movies is added in during post production anyway, and they want to make everything BIG and CLEAR.
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