MacCentral reader Bem Staj reported that on last week’s Ebert & Roeper At The Movies, the hosts went to the Sundance Film Festival and spoke to actor Don Cheadle (“Out of Sight,” “Traffic,” The Family Man”), who said: “I don’t know who said it […] that ‘When everyone has a pen, art will truly belong to the people.’ And now, with the advent of all this digital technology, you know, you’ve got Final Cut Pro, you can put it on a Mac, and get ProTools, you can really make a movie at your house, you know, for less than 25 grand, and that’s incredible.”
And, naturally, since it’s Friday, we’ve got lots more Mac sightings from the small and big screen.
On a recent “America Funniest Home Videos,” there was a special wedding video edition. The entire set was composed of several dozen iMacs playing full-screen video and graphics, Staj said.
CNN’s Tech Guy has been touting the G4 PowerBook, notes Joshua Hatch.
Scott McNulty saw a commercial for the IRS’s E-File service that includes a scene of people dancing with joy because they can file their taxes over the Net. And they’re dancing in front of two huge Apple Pro Keyboards, he added.
Macs are common on the Nickelodeon Jr. shows, “Blues Clues” and “Dora the Explorer.” According to Laura Harder, on the former, Steve has a Mac that they play on, and, on the latter, Dora the Explorer is a simulated computer game on a Mac.
“Both of these shows are also made on Macs,” Harder added.
One of the main high school characters in the acclaimed movie, “Traffic,” uses a PowerBook G3, reports Joe Edgell.
Tomorrow: Mac sightings from abroad.
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