Thursday, February 23, 2006

Film Search for the OCD Movie-Goer

Hey baby, you must've been
something before electricity
Do you want to watch a comedy where the protagonist is a latino actor playing a lawyer with short hair and magical powers? What if he had a strong but gentle sense of humor? What if the plot involved scenes on ice caps and small town america?

You do? That's fantastic! Well, here's the movie search engine for you. You can specify a very large range of attributes for character attributes, scenarios, plots, styles, and it will find what you want.

I am utterly charmed by this web page and the obsessiveness that went into building the database and its query engines. Conceivably, its target audience might be struggling with Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder or Asperger's Syndrome — but who among us would cast the first stone, after seeing Monk imitate fragments of our lives?

I can honestly say that I've never thought of looking for a movie based on "family, struggling with: grandpa". I try it, and shazaam, there's Wes Anderson's The Royal Tenenbaums. Can't argue with that.


Blogger Connie said...

Oh. My. God! A movie database for the rest of us!!! This is outrageously amazing.

Clearly this person needs more to do. Amazon needs better search filtering options. Give this person that job, damnit!!!

Friday, 24 February, 2006  

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