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Mon, Jan 14, 2019 9:23 PM

Searching Memorable Quotes

Are we no longer able to search IMDb for Memorable Quotes?

If the answer is no, then does anyone know if there's a handy way to search just IMDb's Memorable Quotes pages via Google or another service? I specifically want to know how many quotations IMDb lists for the word "bozo".

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2 y ago

Here you go -> https://www.imdb.com/search/title-text?quotes=bozo

On any IMDb page, chose "Advanced Search" on the menu next to the search bar. This will take you to https://www.imdb.com/search/ where there's a "Quotes" option in the "Search Within a Topic" menu.

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2 y ago

Hi J.,

IMDb restructured its Advanced Search page a few months ago. From the Advanced Search page you can do the following:


This is how you do a search for Memorable Quotes from titles:

1. From any IMDb page, select Advanced Search from the drop down menu next to the search text box at the top of the page. This will bring you to the Advanced Search page (https://www.imdb.com/search/).

2. From the Advanced Search page select Quotes from the drop down menu under
Search Within a Topic: Movies, TV and Video Games.

3. Enter the quote in the search box.

4. Click the blue Search button.

In your case, these are the results for the search term bozo:

Titles with Quotes Matching "bozo"
(Sorted by Match Descending)

https://www.imdb.com/search/title-text?quotes=bozo

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We have also opened a ticket to get this better documented. 

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2 y ago

Thank you both!

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2 y ago

A phrase-based search in google:
site:www.imdb.com/title/*/quotes "bozo people"

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Interesting! But what is the most powerful or efficient search: IMDb or Google?
I would favor IMDb, to be sure the result is as exhaustive as possible, and a slightly more adapted result layout.

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The inner search should always be better on any site due to absence of trash results. That's why the inner must be used when searching by one word. But when it is not intended to search for phrases... you know ))

And the trash may be filtered out, just think for a concrete situation.

PS:
Moreover, on IMDb the results have specific output that is very comfortable. So, the search in google may help only when the output is ve-e-ery large.

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2 y ago

Thank you all for your input, and especially Dan, whose write up we "borrowed" for our update :-)

https://help.imdb.com/article/imdb/general-information/you-have-so-much-information-where-should-i-s...#

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Lina,

I'm happy to help. You've clearly improved on my rough draft.