Saturday, April 22, 2006

IMDb Listings

People who write their own IMDb bios are idiots; people who pay or ask others to write their IMDb bios are even bigger idiots.

Here's the thing, the IMDb was started out as a simple database for movies (hence, the "Db" part). With it, you could look up all your favorite films, actors, directors, and what nots. The bios, back in the day, were usually written by professionals of some sort, or die hard fans that could almost pass as legitimate biographers.

Then it happened... the IMDb goes "mainstream" (whatever the fuck that is) and starts a "Pro" version that basically turned the whole damned website into a pimp for wannabe actors, writers, and filmmakers, who otherwise couldn't get their name placed in a sex offender registry if they tried.

The result? Every mook that's happened to have been in 3 seconds of a fourth-rate film or television show has their "resume" (a.k.a. bullshit credits) listed in the IMDb... why? Well, because the IMDb lets them. It's how they make their money.

Way to go. Pollute a great website with your self-promoting crap. Yeah, you know who I'm talking to.


Anonymous said...

yeah, i was perusing convicted peds and crossreferenced alot of them on IMDB. Maybe they should change the name to IPDB (Internet Pedophile Data Base).

Posted by Johnny O™ on March 25, 2007 - Sunday - 3:53 PM

Anonymous said...

its basically turned into Myspace for "industry" wannabees.

just like every band who has 23,000 friends and a myspace presence.

whatever makes you feel better about yourself i guess.

bottom line: if you are listed on some dumb movie no one has ever heard of then it doesn't matter anyway.

besides, anyone who knows anything knows that NOONE gets hired from a resume in this business, and that's

all IMDB has become a film resume page.

Posted by Johnny O™ on March 25, 2007 - Sunday - 4:19 PM

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