Twenty c-andles for IMDB.com

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Candles by Cade Buchanan (flickr)

Candles by Cade Buchanan (flickr)

It’s been 20 years since IMDB.com was launched … well 20 years and 1 day … and a lot has changed!

VCRs have been replaced by DVD players, which will soon be replaced by downloads direct to your television. And drive-in theatres have almost completely disappeared, in their place people are turning their homes into personal theatres with large screens and cinema chairs!

If you don’t know, IMDB stands for Internet Movie DataBase. It originated from two lists – one about actresses’ eyes and another rating movies.

Two decades later it has become one of the most popular sources of information about movies, television shows and video games.

The plot thickened in 1998 when Amazon purchased IMDB outright. This allowed Amazon to market their DVDs to people searching for videos … a fantastic marketing opportunity and one that has no doubt seen many DVDs purchased along the way!

We thought we’d celebrate IMDB’s first 20 years by searching for 20 movies about advertising, PR and media through IMDB. Here’s the list:

  1. Bewitched (1964)
  2. Who’s the boss? (1984)
  3. Broadcast News (1987)
  4. Murphy Brown (1988)
  5. Crazy People (1990)
  6. Absolutely Fabulous (1992)
  7. Wayne’s World (1992)
  8. Boomerang (1992)
  9. Picture Perfect (1997)
  10. Wag the Dog (1997)
  11. Sliding Doors (1998)
  12. The West Wing (1999)
  13. What Women Want (2000)
  14. America’s Sweethearts (2001)
  15. Absolute Power (2003)
  16. In Good Company (2004)
  17. Thank you for not smoking (2005)
  18. Mad Men (2007)
  19. Sex and the city (2008)
  20. The Social Network (2010)

Happy birthday IMDB!

Cheers,

the c word

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