🔗 ’Searching’ is the rare movie about the internet that actually gets the internet

This looks really interesting:

Searching feels fluent in that language in large part due to Chaganty’s insistence on using (mostly) real programs and sites. “I think for the most part, I’ve never seen technology portrayed accurately in movies,” he said, citing the fake websites, made-up UIs, and nonsensical display settings often used in other films.

“As an audience member, you’re willing to accept that, but there’s a click that happens, like, That’s not real,” he continued. “And to us, step one of this movie was setting it on an internet and on a computer that everybody recognizes.”

That meant not only showing familiar tools (FaceTime, Google Sheets) and spaces (Facebook, Instagram) but using them in familiar ways. Margot’s Facebook page is littered with connections to kids she’s barely friends with, while her Tumblr allows her to get more personal. Her relationships can be traced across Instagram and Venmo

Here’s the trailer:

Rian van der Merwe Elezea // The B-Sides