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Movie request and search issue
Topic by: ruzich
Posted: August 18, 2003 - 3:08 PM PDT
Last Reply: August 28, 2003 - 8:22 PM PDT

author topic: Movie request and search issue
ruzich
post #1  on August 18, 2003 - 3:08 PM PDT  
Did you all get the Chris Rock movie 'Head of State'? I never saw it on the coming soon or new release lists, but it came out last week.

Which brings me to my next point, there seems to be some sort of problem with the search feature. When I type "Chris Rock" into the search box, I get a list of 5 Chris Rock titles. When I click on View All Results, I get a somewhat longer list, all of which are his HBO show, SNL discs, or stand-up specials. No feature films show up on the list.

But, when I go to a movie I know he was in (for example, Lethal Weapon 4), and click on the more... link to see the entire cast, there he is. I click on his name and I get the full list of all the movies he's been in.

Is this expected behavior? I haven't had the opportunity to test this on any other actors, so I don't know if it's something peculiar to one name or something that happens all the time.

Any thoughts?
DLeonard
post #2  on August 18, 2003 - 5:06 PM PDT  
When you enter "Chris Rock" you are 1st shown the titles that contain "Chris Rock" like "The Best of SNL with Chris Rock". Look below those titles and you will see the actor list and when you hit that link you will get a list of films with him listed as a cast member.
Gradalis
post #3  on August 18, 2003 - 5:27 PM PDT  
to embellish Dleonard's accurate response...
Thankfully, the search results are acting exactly the way that they should. The Chris Rock search (including "View All Results") gives you all of the results where his name appears in the title (although you'll notice that Bigger & Blacker does not include his name, there is a second "invisible" title in our database that adds his name).

If you return to the "Top 5 Movie Title Matches" page, you'll notice a "Top 5 Actor Matches" link at the bottom. This will take you to the full listing of his film appearances (at least those that are available on DVD).

resourcefully,
Jonathan Marlow
GC Content Acquisitions
dpowers
post #4  on August 18, 2003 - 5:31 PM PDT  
yes GC has head of state... i was just hunting for it myself.

^_^ i wrote a little filemaker routine that generates greencine searches from movies in my home database! i can click a button in FM to see the GC listing, it's nice, it even chops off trailing the's and la's such. thanks to whomever wrote the search interface over there for doing it with URIs.

will the gussied search engine be able to rearrange words, or ignore things like "the" and "of" and such troublesome things?
Gradalis
post #5  on August 19, 2003 - 10:20 AM PDT  
will the gussied search engine be able to...
I am told things. Things that I believe. Some things I do not believe. I am reluctant to speculate. I can only honestly answer, "Maybe."
ruzich
post #6  on August 20, 2003 - 9:22 AM PDT  
Aaah...thanks for the info!
rarcher
post #7  on August 27, 2003 - 8:31 AM PDT  
this may seem strange
but it would be nice to be able to search for soundtrack composer
JBellows
post #8  on August 27, 2003 - 10:53 AM PDT  
How about a search that also tells you to which remove the film and its stars are from Kevin Bacon? Ya know: 'Head of State, Chris Rock, also in Such and Such with So and So who was in Whatever with Kevin Bacon.' Are we talkin' now? Yeah?
dojothemouse
post #9  on August 28, 2003 - 12:23 PM PDT  
> On August 27, 2003 - 10:53 AM PDT JBellows wrote:
> ---------------------------------
> How about a search that also tells you to which remove the film and its stars are from Kevin Bacon? Ya know: 'Head of State, Chris Rock, also in Such and Such with So and So who was in Whatever with Kevin Bacon.' Are we talkin' now? Yeah?
> ---------------------------------

Ah, but the oracle is so fast:
http://www.cs.virginia.edu/oracle/


The Oracle says: Chris Rock has a Bacon number of 2.

Chris Rock was in Nurse Betty (2000) with Pruitt Taylor Vince
Pruitt Taylor Vince was in Trapped (2002) with Kevin Bacon


msilenus
post #10  on August 28, 2003 - 1:04 PM PDT  
9 times out of 10 you will get a match with Kevin Bacon with that movie Trapped. Was every frigging character actor that lived in that?-MS



> On August 28, 2003 - 12:23 PM PDT dojothemouse wrote:
> ---------------------------------
> > On August 27, 2003 - 10:53 AM PDT JBellows wrote:
> > ---------------------------------
> > How about a search that also tells you to which remove the film and its stars are from Kevin Bacon? Ya know: 'Head of State, Chris Rock, also in Such and Such with So and So who was in Whatever with Kevin Bacon.' Are we talkin' now? Yeah?
> > ---------------------------------
>
> Ah, but the oracle is so fast:
> http://www.cs.virginia.edu/oracle/
>
>
> The Oracle says: Chris Rock has a Bacon number of 2.
>
> Chris Rock was in Nurse Betty (2000) with Pruitt Taylor Vince
> Pruitt Taylor Vince was in Trapped (2002) with Kevin Bacon
>
>
>
> ---------------------------------

dpowers
post #11  on August 28, 2003 - 3:52 PM PDT  
> this may seem strange
> but it would be nice to be able to search for soundtrack composer

you can use the the IMDb for that but it doesn't tell you whether there's a DVD, true enough.
SRhodes
post #12  on August 28, 2003 - 4:19 PM PDT  

> you can use the the IMDb for that but it doesn't tell you >whether there's a DVD, true enough.


Actually, in the upper right corner there is info on DVD availability (though I don't think it will indicate if there is an out of print version).

dpowers
post #13  on August 28, 2003 - 5:03 PM PDT  
and it's only if amazon carries it somewhere, i think.
rarcher
post #14  on August 28, 2003 - 8:22 PM PDT  
> On August 28, 2003 - 3:52 PM PDT dpowers wrote:
> ---------------------------------
> > this may seem strange
> > but it would be nice to be able to search for soundtrack composer
>
> you can use the the IMDb for that but it doesn't tell you whether there's a DVD, true enough.

i know how to use imdb
but for example, if i want to study how morricone matched music to film
then i have to go somewhere else
and one by one copy the list from there into here
you can search by actor, director, just add in composer
it's not that hard

the date sort thing is nice too for if you want to watch someone's work chronologically - sure, you can do it without the sort, but it takes longer - and sort features aren't hard to program in

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