What Do 2000 Movies Look Like?

My movie collection has grown to over two thousand films, which still doesn’t include a lot of the bad 80’s movies I’ve seen.

Screenshot of movie collection from letterboxd.com

My movie collection has grown to over two thousand films, which still doesn’t include a lot of the bad 80’s movies I’ve seen.

In an effort to catalogue them all, I’ve turned to letterboxd, a service built by my friend Matthew Buchanan and his company, Cactuslab. Matt was kind enough to provide me with a Pro account to do so.

letterboxd can import a CSV file of movies, which are very easy to export from a Mac folder with a Terminal command:

ls > movies.csv

letterboxd has an excellent movie-matching service, although spelling errors and foreign films will occasionally confuse it; I had to spend a few minutes correcting a few titles before the import was completed. The site also boasts also a strong community of cinephiles, who recommend, critique, and anticipate films. I intend to keep my catalogue of movies updated there; in the coming months, I’ll also be detailing the construction of a media NAS to replace my aging drobo Pro

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