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message 1: by Joy H., Group Founder (last edited Sep 30, 2010 06:54AM) (new)

Joy H. (joyofglensfalls) | 16697 comments Have you noticed? IMBd has changed its format!
For example, see their new "Gone with the Wind" webpage:
With this new format, the first thing you see is a thumbnail description. Good idea! That's what I like about the Netflix site, where you immediately get a thumbnail description. (Perhaps IMDb got the idea from Netflix!)

To see the old IMDb format, you must scroll all the way down to the bottom of the page to: "Explore more about this title". There you will see "combined credits" (under the "Credits" heading). You will see the "external reviews" under the "Opinion" heading.

After I get accustomed to this new IMDb format, I think I'll like it. However, I think we'll need to scroll more than we did before, in order to find the info we want.

BTW, below is a link showing the old format (the combined details):

What do you think of the new IMDb format?

message 2: by Werner (new)

Werner I think it's at least as good as the old one, and having a thumbnail description at the top has to be a plus. But then, I don't visit this site very often, so my opinion is much less well-informed than those of many members of our group would be!

message 3: by Joy H., Group Founder (last edited Sep 30, 2010 06:43AM) (new)

Joy H. (joyofglensfalls) | 16697 comments Thanks for your comments, Werner.
Some of my favorite sections of the IMDb website are the "Trivia"* and the listings of "External Reviews" by the critics

Very often, I go to IMDb (in the "Writers" section) to find out if the movie is based on a book.

Of course, I often check out names of the performers and the roles they play.

Sometimes the "Quotes" are fun to read as well.

*Below is an example of the Trivia for "Gone with the Wind":
"When Gary Cooper turned down the role for Rhett Butler, he was passionately against it. He is quoted saying both, 'Gone with the Wind (1939) is going to be the biggest flop in Hollywood history,' and, 'I'm just glad it'll be Clark Gable who's falling on his face and not Gary Cooper.'"

message 4: by Joy H., Group Founder (last edited Sep 30, 2010 06:52AM) (new)

Joy H. (joyofglensfalls) | 16697 comments PS-One of the things I liked about the old format was the convenience of having all the links in the left margin when you first accessed the website. That was certainly more efficient than this new format. However, as we know, everything is a trade-off. We give up one good thing in order to have another.

BTW, below is a link showing the old format (the combined details):

message 5: by Jackie (new)

Jackie (thelastwolf) | 4050 comments Joy, I like the new format. Every week I get an alert about the movies coming to theater and to DVD and have to go to imdb for info to see if I'm interested. Consequently, the new format makes it easier for me to have the thumbnail info right there. The old format would have me click for more info.

And the other reason I like it is there's more info. Remember I was complaining about not being able to find film locations? That information is now listed in 'Details'.
Now if I can just get info on music used in the films, I'd have everything all in one place!

message 6: by Joy H., Group Founder (last edited Sep 30, 2010 08:11AM) (new)

Joy H. (joyofglensfalls) | 16697 comments Yes, Jackie, I see those details which include film locations. That's great! They must have heard you. :)

Weren't you wondering about the film locations for "Temple Grandin"? Here they are:
Looks as if it was all filmed in Texas.

message 7: by Jackie (new)

Jackie (thelastwolf) | 4050 comments Thanks, I really love this feature.

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