Why Is IMDb SO Focussed on Hollywood Films To The Neglect Of Foreign Films???
Personally, I feel as an avid film fanatic that Hollywood films are just inferior in artistic merit to films from just about anywhere else in the world. That's just my personal opinion. I don't expect to, nor want to change anyone else's opinion about Hollywood films. I don't want to disparage anyone else for loving Hollywood films either. However, all that I can tell you is that for a while now I have been ONLY viewing foreign films.
However, IMDb is woefully inadequate in terms of someone like me who primarily wants to view films produced in Continental Europe (France, Italy, Sweden, Germany, Russia, etc).
All your listings for upcoming new films are ONLY for Hollywood films. Your list for Top Award Winning Films only include Oscar winning, that is, Hollywood produced films. You Top 250 Films list is about 99% Hollywood produced films, which is not surprising since you don't give your subscribers very good access to good foreign films so that they could make comparisons of Hollywood versus foreign films, thereby giving foreign films at least a shot of even getting on your Top 250 Films list.
The killing thing about it is that your database already does have A LOT of foreign film title pages, and A LOT of foreign director pages, but the only way to access these pages is by searching for a particular foreign film title, or by searching for a particular foreign director name.
It is obvious that IMDb has a close business relationship with Amazon, since so many of your film title pages, both for Hollywood and for foreign films link to Amazon Instant Video and Amazon DVD sales. And That's Just OK With Me Because I Love Shopping On Amazon For All Kinds Of Things!!!
The point is that since you have So Many foreign film title pages already in your database and So Many foreign director pages already in your database, and since So Many of these foreign film title pages link to Amazon already, you really need to a better job of allowing your subscribers to get structured access to the MANY foreign film pages that are already sitting their in your database and that link to Amazon.
How about a separate listing of all the Cannes Film Festival winners and all the Bodi Award winners that are already in your database? How about a separate listing, by country, of all the foreign director pages that are already in your database? How about a separate listing, by country, of all the foreign film titles that are already in your database? How about a separate listing for at least SOME upcoming new foreign films?
Seeing that Amazon already has SO MANY of the foreign films that are in your database available on Instant Video and/or DVD already, your business partner Amazon would probably financially benefit from and therefore appreciate such an improved subscriber access to your foreign film database also.
You REALLY need to think about what I'm saying here, because I bet that there are a lot of foreign film lovers among your subscribers that, at some level, feel the same way that I do. Moreover, a structured improvement in accessing foreign films on your site would probably create a lot more new foreign film lovers among your subscriber population as well.
Thank You For Listening To My Whining !!!