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I'll be down for a one last hooray podcast when the time comes around. I'm more sad things are coming to an end, but then all good things and all... Go out with a collective party bang, I say. Failing that...end on a song! Get to work on that song! Tom. smile


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Booo! Hiss!


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I can't say I've heard of any of them. I also seem to have an Akira Kurosawa sized hole - not having heard of that guy at all.


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Statistics based on The IMDB Top 250 list as taken on 10/1/2018

Directors with the most entries:

#1. Alfred Hitchcock (8 entries)

Psycho (1960)
Rear Window (1954)
North by Northwest (1959)
Vertigo (1958)
Rebecca (1940)
Dial M for Murder (1954)
Strangers on a Train (1951)
Notorious (1946)

#2. Christopher Nolan (joint second with 7 entries)

The Dark Knight (2008)
Inception (2010)
Interstellar (2014)
Memento (2000)
The Prestige (2006)
The Dark Knight Rises (2012)
Batman Begins (2005)

#2. Steven Spielberg (joint second with 7 entries)

Schindler's List (1993)
Saving Private Ryan (1998)
Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)
Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989)
Jurassic Park (1993)
Jaws (1975)
Catch Me If You Can (2002)

#2. Martin Scorsese (joint second with 7 entries)

Goodfellas (1990)
The Departed (2006)
Taxi Driver (1976)
Raging Bull (1980)
Casino (1995)
The Wolf of Wall Street (2013)
Shutter Island (2010)

#2. Stanley Kubrick (joint second with 7 entries)

Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964)
The Shining (1980)
Paths of Glory (1957)
A Clockwork Orange (1971)
Full Metal Jacket (1987)
2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)
Barry Lyndon (1975)

#3. Akira Kurosawa (joint third with 6 entries)

Shichinin no samurai (1954)
Rashômon (1950)
Yôjinbô (1961)
Ikiru (1952)
Ran (1985)
Kumonosu-jô (1957)

#3. Hayao Miyazaki (joint third with 6 entries)

Sen to Chihiro no kamikakushi (2001)
Mononoke-hime (1997)
Tonari no Totoro (1988)
Hauru no ugoku shiro (2004)
Kaze no tani no Naushika (1984)
Tenkû no shiro Rapyuta (1986)

Actors with most entries:

#1. Harrison Ford, Robert De Niro (joint first with 8 entries)

#2. James Stewart,  Morgan Freeman (joint second with 7 entries)

#3. Alec Guinness, Brad Pitt, Michael Caine (joint third with 6 entries)

Top Grossing Movies (adjusted for inflation according to Wikipedia):

#1. Titanic (1997) $305m

#2. Avatar (2009) $270m

#3. Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015) & Spectre  (2015) $253m

Years with most entries (from 1921 to 2017):

#1. 1995 (9 entries)

#2. 1957 (7 entries)

#3. [a bunch are joint third with 6 entries - see chart]


Years with no entries (from 1921 to 2017):

1970, 1956, 1951, 1947, 1945, 1943, 1938, 1937, 1935, 1933, 1932, 1930, 1929, 1924, 1923, 1922

Total runtime of all 250 movies:

In days      = 22.3

In hours     = 534.6

In Minutes  = 32068

Movie with the longest runtime:

Gone With The Wind (1939) 238 minutes

Movie with the shortest runtime:

The General (1926) 67 minutes

Most frequent runtime:

142 minutes

Average runtime:

128 minutes

Runtime vs Date of release:

(not much you can make from that other than I wanted see if there was any correlation between runtimes and date of release - seems movies are getting longer, but not by much, and, more consistently are around the 142 minute mark)

Movie with the longest title:

Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964)

Movie with the shortest title:

M (1931)

Statistics based on the collation of all spreadsheet participants data

Movies everyone has seen:

The Dark Knight (2008)
The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)
The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)
Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980)
The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002)
The Matrix (1999)
Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977)
Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi (1983)
Toy Story (1995)
Toy Story 3 (2010)
Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989)
Up (2009)
Batman Begins (2005)

Movies no-one has seen:

Drishyam (2015)
The Handmainden (2016)
Come And See (1985)
Andrei Rublev (1966)
Sunrise (1927)
The Secret In Their Eyes (2009)
My Father and My Son (2005)
A Separation (2011)
Prisoners (2013)
Wild tales (2014)
Tokyo Story (1996)

Movies only one of us has seen (for the lolz):

Munna Bhai M.B.B.S. (2003) [Suzie]
Paris, Texas (1984) [Suzie]
In the Mood for Love (2000) [Suzie]
The Best Years of Our Lives (1946) [Suzie]
La Haine (1995) [Suzie]
Touch of Evil (1958) [Sellew]
Diabolique (1955) [Suzie]
Memories of Murder (2003) [Suzie]
Persona (1966) [Suzie]
Rush (2013) [Regan]
The Wages of Fear (1953) [Suzie]
The Passion of Joan of Arc (1928) [Suzie]
Mary and Max (2009) [Suzie]
Rang De Basanti (2006) [Suzie]
Hacksaw Ridge (2016) [Graham]
Cool Hand Luke (1967) [Drew]
Children of Heaven (1997) [Laura]
3 Idiots (2009) [Suzie]
Witness for the Prosecution (1957)

Whether this is interesting to anyone but me... who knows, but, I am rather fond of making lists smile. Any accuracy mistakes found - I will correct. Any fun stats I/or you can think of - I will add.

P.S. Just remember, the list is just that, a list, and shouldn't be taken as gospel. I likes what I likes, regardless.


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Boter Cooks - Writhyn Eats - Regan watches tongue


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A spin off to 'Boter Cooks Something'...   Writhyn Eats Something?!


(30 replies, posted in Creations)

Okay. So I modeled the necronomicon for Crotchets desk.



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It feels rather odd that 'Three Billboards' is on the list considering it only came out today in the UK, but another one down. And, might I say, a rather good movie too!


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Tomahawk wrote:

A cool feature would be at the very bottom adding a formula to show how many minutes you've watched, too.

As in total.



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The Grand Budapest Hotel - check!


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The Intouchables is right.

@Boter Steph's moved. :}


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The last time I touched excel in any walk of my life - it was on a windows '95 computer. The less I have to deal with it the better. I wasn't prepared to even google "How do i..." Plus... I think Faldor is being modest. He solved a bunch of things I wasn't prepared to google whilst hungover in seconds.

@Boter - it's a list for my sanity really. It's open to edit so anyone can keep themselves on top of what they have seen. No ones keeping score. Well...no-ones gone for the ridiculous serious player option as of yet... but good luck to em! Lols tongue


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Boter wrote:

Hmm. I don't plan on *trying* to watch all of them but I'll add my name and fill out what I've done. Cool idea.

Edit: Froze the top row so it stays visible as you scroll down.

Ah. I didn't notice that but good call.


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I bow to your girl friends movie watching greatness.


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Writhyn is now on a watch list


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Faldor fixed it. Let us take a moment to appreciate the excel boffin.


(39 replies, posted in Off Topic)

I'm forever dilly-dallying searching for stuff to watch to the point that I spend more time searching than watching a movie that a list makes sense.

(I have done the IMDb Top 250 as a goal a few years ago but many I can't remember and the list is always in flux)

The list is more of a way to cut the time I spend humming and harring over what to watch.


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A rogue space caused the error. It's fixed now.


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For reference:

Movies sorted in order of shortest first -
http://www.imdb.com/search/title?groups … untime,asc

Movies sorted in order of longest first -
http://www.imdb.com/search/title?groups … ntime,desc


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Ever wondered how many of IMDb's Top 250 movies you've seen? Well now there is a spreadsheet to keep track.

The list is ever changing but is up to date as of 10/01/2018 (01/10/2018 for y'all American folks). The document is editable so feel free to add yourself to it. If you have spreadsheet questions or need help adding yourself - touch base with my spreadsheet slave, Faldor tongue.

To add levels of complication

For the casual players:

Try and complete the list in 2018 - strike off anything you have already seen.

For the serious players:

Try and complete the list in 2018 from scratch. That gives you 355 days to watch 250 movies.

Keep yourself up to date and, have fun!


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Let me raise you this. https://youtu.be/8kyQzYA8el4


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Teague wrote:

Those harmonies.

I can't sing. But I likes me some harmonies. I dropped this into chat a bit back with midi drums that were awful. Here is the raw

version https://ionceseenahedge.bandcamp.com/tr … lly-vocals


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The inside scoop - Faldor called me for using autotune so I'd thoutgh I'd prove the case not to be. (I forgotten to take off a plugin on the mix bus that I have for mixing in my headphones). So. Enjoy. This. Garbage.


The final thing after a few hours spent  running up to the new year.

https://ionceseenahedge.bandcamp.com/tr … y-new-year


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No matter the time zone - or the date - I wish you all the very best for the next year!

http://ionceseenahedge.bandcamp.com/tra … y-new-year


(8 replies, posted in Movie Stuff)

Not out in the UK for another month. *steam comes from ears*