Optimise Backgrounds for films/Better connectivity with TMDB
TMDB has tons of entries with backgrounds but they seldom transfer across to here, even when they've been added with the creation of the entry of the film. Also, just out of curiousity, how long does it take to transfer from TMDB to here? I put a few entries up on Thurs and they haven't come across yet.
We add backdrops manually for films based on the film’s popularity. An automated process doesn’t really work for this—we prefer to make aesthetic decisions about which backdrops work best in the space available.
If you have specific requests for great-looking images we’ve missed, please post them in comments here and we’ll see what we can do.
Samuel Ellmer commented
Hoping to chime in on the recommendations in hopes that one of my lists gets the backdrop it deserves... Long Shot (https://letterboxd.com/film/long-shot-2017/) - thanks!
Derek Estes commented
Here are a few of my favorites that don’t currently have background photos: The Parent Trap 1961, Emanuelle in America, Gold diggers of 1933, The Duel 1971, Fat City, Beyond The Valley of the Dolls, Bob Le Flambeur, 42nd Street, The Fourth Man, The Women, The Naked Spur, California Split, Nightmare Alley, Lucifer Rising, Murder By Contract, Hatchet for the Honeymoon, Mothra, It’s A Gift