Monday, October 17, 2005

Hollywood History

IMDb is celebrating its 15-year anniversary and has a special site up for the occasion. There's the usual 'Top Picks' (in the last 15 years) lists by the editors with an aggregated 'Top Staff Picks' list(on the left-hand side of the main page). That list surprisingly has Fight Club at the top and Schindler's List only at #11! A lot of fun reading and a number of interesting tidbits in their yearly history of films 1990-2005.

10 Comments:

At 1:18 PM, Anonymous Prakash said...

*** Minor Spoiler alert ***

'Fight Club' is good, but #1? Hmmm... I think the trick ending increased its rating quite a bit, but 'Brazil' has a similar ending and was released 10-15 years before 'F C'. So I don't see what the big deal is.

I think these Top X lists can be debated forever. But there are a few movies I haven't seen. So, good list to refer.

 
At 1:28 PM, Anonymous Gopi said...

Another example of subjectivity, perhaps :) I agree that in this instance, this rating has been "subject" to extremes.

 
At 1:50 PM, Anonymous ram said...

i love IMDB's trivia section for films...it has some nice, sometimes outrageously funny, tidbits on movies...

 
At 2:10 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks for the link and info, will try to see some more good movies leftout!. I recently watched a movie "corrina corrina" I liked it, if you guys havn't try it.

 
At 3:54 PM, Blogger Balaji said...

prakash, yep. that was more the reason for the link. with the history over the years and the multiple top 15 lists, there r some nice entries for to-see lists there :)

i think 'fight club' has become sort of a cult classic. as time passes, more people attribute subtexts and inner meanings to the film and its keeps getting more popular.

and i understand subjectivity. but was surprised to find 'schindler's list' as #1 on so few lists thats all. i think it was #1 on just 1.

 
At 7:45 PM, Blogger tt_giant said...

Thanks for the link Balaji!.

btw, i am linking your blog. hope its ok!.

 
At 8:05 PM, Blogger Kaps said...

off topic comment....today's is JO's birthday

 
At 8:19 PM, Blogger Balaji said...

kaps, comment post pannapram thaan i remembered it was already 18th there :)

 
At 11:53 PM, Anonymous Maverick said...

http://www.imdb.com/features/15thanniversary/staff

A Michel.H has 2 Hindi movies in her top picks - Lagaan & Fiza.

But the one that made me faint off was finding 'Kabhi Khushi Kabhi Gham' at #3 in one of the lists :-)

 
At 12:47 PM, Blogger Balaji said...

ttg, thanx :)

mav, yep noticed that. and the same person who had K3G had 'devdas' too i think! yikes! and there were some strange choices like 'rush hour', 'shanghai noon', etc. even among hollywood flicks. goes to show how subjective tastes r :)

 

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