Thursday, September 22, 2005

Favourite Movies on Blogger

Recently I decided to have a closer look at my profile. Noticing that you can click on each item in sections like "Favorite Movies" I decided to do just that, and see how different titles stack up.

The first thing I noticed is that the number of listings is capped at 50. If there are more than 50 other blogger profiles that share an interest, they will not show up. In fact, sometimes even all 50 don't get displayed; a page might not have a "continue" link when it should. One can of course spoof the URL in order to see the remainder, but it is an odd bug.

For example, this is not the last page of entries, this is.

Anyway, looking at movies, the following have the maximum number of hits (can't say I'm too surprised): Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Local Hero, Solaris, Alphaville, Blade Runner, Wings of Desire, Touch of Evil.

In descending order, here are the rest:
Last Year at Marienbad: 41
The Last Wave: 28
La Jetée: 25
Meshes of the Afternoon: 11
Three Women: 8
16 Years of Alcohol: 2

And finally, there is one film which no-one else picked as a favourite. This is not too surprising, as I first saw it about 25 years ago at a repertory cinema and have never even had a chance to view it again. Knife in the Head is a compelling drama from Germany starring Bruno Ganz, well known for Wings of Desire [Der Himmel über Berlin] and in the news lately for his portrayal of Hitler in Downfall [Der Untergang].

I hope Knife in the Head eventually gets a DVD release. It is highly recommended!

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