A Brief Look at Texting and the Internet in Film


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  • Alex S
    Alex S Il y a 20 heures

    What?! No "You've Got Mail"? One of the first movies to show instant messaging through AOL?

  • Tobias Wilhelm
    Tobias Wilhelm Il y a mois

    Andrew fucking kramer. lol.

  • Devon
    Devon Il y a mois

    Sherlock the show is literally amazing at this texting thing!! One of my favorite TV shows.

  • Minerguy
    Minerguy Il y a mois

    *I'm being hacked on the web?!?!*

  • ForeverCellist
    ForeverCellist Il y a mois

    I remember first watching Sherlock and being blown away by the text on the screen. I had never seen it before, at least in a way that stuck out to me (I was born in 97 and grew up with early 2000s preteen/teen movies, I'm sure it came up somewhere in there).

  • Nate Miller
    Nate Miller Il y a mois

    I love the social network, I also loved that intro.

  • Abhimanyu Kohli
    Abhimanyu Kohli Il y a 2 mois

    Thanks a lot!

  • Marz Barz
    Marz Barz Il y a 2 mois

    dope shit

  • kritika Dhawan
    kritika Dhawan Il y a 2 mois

    Which film is that at 1.21 minutes?

  • ADVITIYA Shetty
    ADVITIYA Shetty Il y a 3 mois

    i find the style in Sherlock sophisticated and elegant. Its simple and it works. I also liked the way text was placed on objects in the Splinter cell games.

  • Inukshuk Entertainment
    Inukshuk Entertainment Il y a 3 mois

    I can't stand the onscreen texting, I don't know why. It just bothers me a lot.

  • Lina Choi
    Lina Choi Il y a 3 mois

    And... Movie "Searching" nailed it!

  • John Smith
    John Smith Il y a 3 mois

    This is just lazy.

  • Andrew E. Cunningham
    Andrew E. Cunningham Il y a 3 mois +1

    The only problem with text on screen is it reminds you you watching a movie. I like watching a movie and forgot I was even doing that. I want to be in the story, but when text on screen appears I remember I was watching a film.

  • JP B
    JP B Il y a 3 mois

    Anyone know where I can find a hi-res version of his desktop wallpaper at the start?

  • Alexander Su
    Alexander Su Il y a 4 mois

    I know this is old and the channel and discontinued, but I still love these videos. Watching this the other day I thought of Yuumei's webcomic Fisheye Placebo, which has depictions of computers and hacking that I really enjoy, and it really draws from the sort of Japanese animation that you talked about: www.yuumeiart.com/fisheye-placebo/

  • Phantom Crusader
    Phantom Crusader Il y a 4 mois

    The way they depict the text messages on house of card is soo cool!

  • Jacob Taylor
    Jacob Taylor Il y a 5 mois

    Sooo much bblankchink encumbersome

  • Richard D
    Richard D Il y a 5 mois

    What's the film at 1:24?

  • asmita.
    asmita. Il y a 5 mois

    which movie is 1:28 ?

  • I Am Groot
    I Am Groot Il y a 5 mois

    A N D R E W K R A M E R

  • iwtommo
    iwtommo Il y a 6 mois

    I completely forgot about al's 9 grand quest. Brilliant filmmaking

  • acrophobe
    acrophobe Il y a 6 mois

    This video needs far more Johnny Mnemonic and Lawnmower Man

  • Matt Smillie
    Matt Smillie Il y a 7 mois

    omg tron music

  • Hecate Mist
    Hecate Mist Il y a 7 mois

    I first noticed texts onscreen in Sherlock as well! (I may have _seen_ texts onscreen before, but I only _noticed_ them in Sherlock)

  • urmintrude
    urmintrude Il y a 8 mois

    It always looks like shit when they do that

  • rae d
    rae d Il y a 8 mois

    one more recent show that i think does this pretty well is Skam, it kind of switches between onscreen texting which looks exactly like how you would text on an iphone

  • michał botor
    michał botor Il y a 8 mois

    frank underwood. i will miss you buddy.. ;(

  • michał botor
    michał botor Il y a 8 mois

    yes, yes!, exactly! like when characters are slowly reading letters out loud. augh!!!

  • Elizabeth Mudenyo
    Elizabeth Mudenyo Il y a 9 mois


  • TheGirlInSneakers
    TheGirlInSneakers Il y a 9 mois

    what movie is 1:34?

  • Martin Rérolle
    Martin Rérolle Il y a 9 mois

    I was hoping that Nelly Furtado texting in Excel would come into this

  • elsn
    elsn Il y a 9 mois

    anyone know the name of the outro song?

  • jake souley
    jake souley Il y a 10 mois

    Does anyone know the name of the painting at the start?

    Adam Yusof MOHAMMED REDZA Il y a 10 mois

    Appreciate that daft punk tron music

  • Bhiner1029
    Bhiner1029 Il y a 10 mois

    Nice Tron music

  • Terius Zúñiga
    Terius Zúñiga Il y a 10 mois

    younused the great soundtrack from the social network, and Tron, from Daft Punk

  • Rye Hots
    Rye Hots Il y a 11 mois

    I really like this "on screen" texting but couldn't put into thoughts why. thanks for this video ! (that i am finally watching in 2018)

  • Benjamin Glow
    Benjamin Glow Il y a 11 mois

    2:47 - Daft Punk TRON: Legacy soundtrack put to good use, finally.

  • Tom Morris
    Tom Morris Il y a 11 mois

    Are there any films where a 1-to-1 online chat is portrayed as a confessions box in a church? Perhaps have the other side's profile picture actually stuck to the priest's window?

  • meinHeld
    meinHeld Il y a 11 mois

    What a quite stylish videos. Kudos. No, Endangered Species chocolate.

  • matt bolinger
    matt bolinger Il y a an

    You gotta watch the Adventure Time episode 'Imaginary Resources'! Best use of characters interacting in the internet I've ever seen.

  • Charlie Dawson
    Charlie Dawson Il y a an

    I visualise being on the internet as long endless rows of single stretched desks as far as the eye can see either direction, in a massive, shadowy, dark room. You sit across from the person you are sitting across from the person you are communicating with, but a large strip of a grill protrudes across the desk, as far as you can see. It is the perfect hirghr to cover the face of the person you are talking to.

  • Jakub Magnowski
    Jakub Magnowski Il y a an

    Polish movie, „Suicide Room” handled that perfectly. I recommend checking it out.

  • Skordil Wabramop
    Skordil Wabramop Il y a an

    Related to this idea, I would love to see a video exploring the merits of dating a movie vs. intentionally trying to avoid that.

  • sethraptor
    sethraptor Il y a an

    but it's not diegetic?

  • Slizzpop
    Slizzpop Il y a an

    I hear that daft punk Tron Legacy soundtrack

  • Petitio Principii
    Petitio Principii Il y a an

    I don't like the text pop-ups and most graphical stuff. It's a breaker of the "suspension of disbelief". Plain subtitles are better than fancier ones, moving ones, and I think that hearing the actor who's reading mentally reading it, or perhaps the voice of who's typing, reading it. The fancier, more graphical stuff, is perhaps more acceptable in comedy, though. Just like they could add comic strip thought bubbles and things like that.

  • Daniel Muniz
    Daniel Muniz Il y a an

    my good sir, you got my like with the Andrew Kramer joke.

  • Valerian
    Valerian Il y a an

    *TRON's End of Line plays*
    Me: Breathe harder

  • Melt Pels
    Melt Pels Il y a an

    Hey! I might be a little bit late to your video but that might also not be a bad thing.
    There is a really interesting episode of Modern Family where they use the internet to solve a mystery.
    Without giving too much away, the mother of the family stalks her daughter to figure out where she is and wether or not she's getting secretly married.
    The episode is very intuitive and immersive, maybe you can check it out and let us know what you think of this solution. Some sort of revision.
    The episode is called 'Connection Lost' and is the sixteenth episode of the sixth season.
    Let me know!

  • Robert Jones
    Robert Jones Il y a an

    ...It's the money...

  • Robert Jones
    Robert Jones Il y a an

    what is the movie at 2:31?

  • B. Pro
    B. Pro Il y a an

    Andrew Kramer here

  • Gabriel Schleifer
    Gabriel Schleifer Il y a an

    The on-screen text reminds me of Peanuts when they'd be writing letters and the words would appear over their heads.

  • Hannah Aldridge
    Hannah Aldridge Il y a an

    1:29-1:38 Anyone know the film that this clip is taken from?

  • Clemens Hochstädter

    I personally really liked the way they depicted chatrooms in 'Who am I'


    I first saw it from Sherlock and Skam

  • mac demarcela
    mac demarcela Il y a an

    I know it's just a teen show, but Skam (norwegian series) has one of the best uses of on-screen texting I've seen in a while! You should check it.

  • Harduf L
    Harduf L Il y a an

    i don't like it. it ruins the realistic feel
    better show the phone so it stays realistic

  • sundrythis
    sundrythis Il y a an

    lily chou-chou is perfect in every way

  • Ewing Springer Of Klips

    0:02 -- that ASAP Rocky album tho

  • Jack Rowing
    Jack Rowing Il y a an

    Bourne Identity had a good internet scene with the notepad, if u can call it that

  • Lucy
    Lucy Il y a an


  • Nika Zardiashvili
    Nika Zardiashvili Il y a an +1

    Hey, Tony, there's probably no way you'll ever see this, but if you like desktop filming, anime's use of text and Satoshi Kon (which I know you do) check out an anime music video made from Kon's Perfect Blue, it's called "Fade to Blue." You may like it.

  • Jess McMurray
    Jess McMurray Il y a an

    By far the best and most pioneering example of texting in film is Kelly Rowland's 'Dilemma' in which she inexplicably texts Nelly using Excel on her phone, and is furious that he doesn't reply. Cracks me up every time.

  • Jack Parker
    Jack Parker Il y a an

    3:14 holy shit that's literally where I live

  • Moogli
    Moogli Il y a an

    I can't stand a punctuated google search

  • Benjamin Long
    Benjamin Long Il y a an

    I was afraid you wouldn't mention the Fifth Estate. Say what you will about that film, but everyone agrees that the way that they projected code and texts and stuff onto the characters faces as they read them was brilliant.

  • Lars _Thirtyfour
    Lars _Thirtyfour Il y a an +1

    i love the social network soundtrack in this

  • Capt. Obvious
    Capt. Obvious Il y a an

    This has been my favorite video so far, I really liked that it talked about a currently unresolved issue. I thought it gave the mind more to chew on.

  • Mushroom Zero Art -

    Daft punk in the background

  • Gokul K
    Gokul K Il y a an

    I think you could have mentioned about the German film 'Who Am I' for their portrayal of internet chatrooms. It is brilliant. And this is some great stuff you are making. And gotta tell you.. we don't mind some ads, if it helps you bring out more videos like this. You deserve to get something out of this man.

  • Damjan Plamenac
    Damjan Plamenac Il y a an

    Let's just agree that shooting internet and texting in film is not very cinematic.

  • ahmad dimasyqi
    ahmad dimasyqi Il y a an

    i think they did great when shown the Net interaction in the "who am i?"

  • Kyle MacDonald
    Kyle MacDonald Il y a an

    Funny that the first scene, from the Social Network, ends with Eisenberg (as Zuckerberg) typing "Turing", then it cuts to Cumberbatch, who played Turing.

  • Nick
    Nick Il y a an

    Am i the only one that thinks the Sherlock design looks like shit?

  • Bob Webster
    Bob Webster Il y a an

    the internet is just a network of networks, what one might try to capture are various methods for interactions with various devices, or likely more importantly, the information we derive from those devices. since this channel covers film, which is structurally 2 dimensions of colour, some (1 per audio channel) dimensions of audio, through time. with this to work with, the question boils down to this scheme: "how to intuitively represent x in y" where y is the above description of the medium of film and x is some structure. it really just applied geometry

  • Ethar Yasser
    Ethar Yasser Il y a an

    I only clicked on that video because I saw john.

  • Cobbsta
    Cobbsta Il y a an

    I loath texting on screen, it looks so cheap...

  • gaucho
    gaucho Il y a an

    Great work! How do you avoid copyright stikes ? fair use ?

  • Awesomesauce
    Awesomesauce Il y a an +2

    Does anyone know what the song is at the end of the video? It's so cool and funky. I love it. 4:50

  • Ehtisham
    Ehtisham Il y a an

    Actually sherlock have solved deprecating Internet visually effectively in season 4

  • Sarah Ji-Mei Lofgren

    You just won so many kudos from me for the Tron soundtrack. Awesome video!

  • emmikins
    emmikins Il y a an

    the netflix show girlboss has an episode where they portray a message board in a really interesting way. it's episode 10 i think, and the whole episode is brilliant in this way.

  • datchameleon
    datchameleon Il y a an

    I want to take a minute to thank you for using End Of Line - Daft Punk in the background, from surely one of the best film soundtracks ever.

  • Conner Mikesell
    Conner Mikesell Il y a an

    I hear that daft punk ;)

  • Deku Galaxy
    Deku Galaxy Il y a an

    Lovely video! Can I ask what is the name of the painting you have as your background?

  • Lola Gomez
    Lola Gomez Il y a an

    Sherlock's editing as a whole is so great and a really good insight into how Sherlock's mind works so the audience deducts as he does.

  • Brig G
    Brig G Il y a an

    in my opinion, nerve (2016) did a superb job of this with their visuals involving the internet, texting etc. it really made such a difference to the level of immersion i felt whilst watching it.

  • Sammy
    Sammy Il y a an

    The 'scary' movie Unfriended is entirely shown through desktop it was actually pretty cool

  • JediAnn Solo
    JediAnn Solo Il y a an

    I love how they did tweets in the movie "Chef". It was practical and whimsical at the same time.

  • DaughterOfCelluloid

    Great video! I personally like the dated chat bubbles, especially if they mimic a design common at the time the film is set. For example, it can help establish the time period without having to state it; say a film set in the early 2000s using Nokia chat screens.

  • TheRoboteer
    TheRoboteer Il y a an

    The Social Network and Tron Legacy OSTs in the background. Such good soundtracks.

  • limetten grün
    limetten grün Il y a an

    In the film "Who Am I" , they found a very cool way to represent the chatrooms and the atmosphere in the dark web. It's like they're in a subway, some wearing masks, others don't...

  • Raven
    Raven Il y a an

    Thumbed up for video copilot!

  • Suomalainen sotilas

    Thanks Tony. We have been making movies in school and today we watched the movies we made in class. We were divided in small groups. When a group showed us their movie it wasn't good . They didn't make it as japanese movies or as Sherlock would , nor screen record but filmed with their camera (or phone)on to a phone while texting. It felt very weird and looked bad since we couldn't see the messages . I guess it's too late now but I know atleast that I shouldn't make the exact mistakes as because I learned a lot from your video. :)

  • galactic marshmallow

    Summer Wars made no sense.

  • ZeldaGoddess
    ZeldaGoddess Il y a an

    how innovative

  • Althea Smith
    Althea Smith Il y a an

    My personal favorite example of Internet on film was actually in the movie Nerve. It wasn't even a movie I thought I would like, but the Internet was integral to the plot, and the way they showed wasn't boring. It was actually very similar to the on screen texting.