erik lundegaard


Thursday January 14, 2021

More IMDb Disconnect

When Michael Apted died last week, most headlines referenced two of his acclaimed movies/projects: “Coal Miner's Daughter” from 1980, and the “Up” series, which began in 1964 and continued into 2019. It's what people who care about cinema think of when they think of Apted. It's what I would've thought of.

Meanwhile, over at IMDb, now owned and operated by Amazon, this is what its algorithms say Apted is known for:

“Rome” is a good, truncated HBO series. “The World is Not Enough” is lesser, lesser Bond. Haven't seen the others.

I remember a time when IMDb felt like it was a place for people who cared about cinema.

Posted at 01:06 PM on Thursday January 14, 2021 in category Technology