In this week’s Talk Show John Gruber describes the original IMDb interface as only available via email, where you entered the name of a film or actor in the subject and received a reply a few seconds later with the results. One of the other guests on the show has made browser extensions to clean up the IMDb site.
Searching around I found someone has already written a small Python script you can install and use to query IMDb from your command-line.
Which is great, but most people aren’t down with installing and using command line tools, so I thought I’d make my own web based command-line interface (CLI). After a couple of hours tinkering with the unofficial IMDb API and perfecting the look and feel of my replica CLI, I pushed it up to GitHub.
Give it a try, it’s way faster than going to IMDb.