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  1. Movie Posters

    Hi, I know this has been mentioned before but I'd really like to make a point about the movie posters.

    I read about the website's preference for simplified, cleaner versions, keeping only the name of the film and dropping all the remaining information that composes a movie poster. I was wondering why people keep uploading such versions at TMDB and, searching through this board, I found out that the reason is that these versions work better at smaller sizes.

    It may be a good point but it still bothers me so much because those simplified versions feel like a scar…

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      2 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

      We generally prefer original, theatrical posters (or simplifications thereof) over DVD covers, but we are a small team and we don’t review every film entry regularly to check this is the case—sometimes such a file isn’t available. (If it is, we may have chosen a Criterion cover because it was more immediately recognizable for the film.)

      We feel that cleaner versions of posters work better at the small sizes we often exhibit them at. We respect your right to disagree, but we don’t plan to change this approach.

      It’s possible we’ll one day allow Pro members to choose their preferred poster, but that’s not high on our priority list at present.

    • Auto-post new content to FB & Twitter

      I would love to notify either my FB or my Twitter whenever I add a film to my watched list.

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        5 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

        FB auto-posting is supported natively (see Settings → Connections).

        Until we support Twitter natively, you can auto-post from your profile RSS feed by using IFTTT.com (search IFTTT.com’s site for Letterboxd → Twitter recipes).

      • Option to change colors of the site

        Love the site, but not a big fan of the white text on black background. Getting crazy eyes after reading for some minutes.
        Would love an option to change the colors of the site to for example black text on white background.
        Cheers!

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          • Implement the ability to sort a user's films by "most rewatched".

            The ability to sort a user's films by "most rewatched" would permit people to learn more about their friends's movie watching habits as well as their own.

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            • Homepage would tell you watched exactly a year ago.

              I think it would be really interesting if on the homepage somewhere, the site would tell you (if you use the diary function) exactly what movies you watched a year ago.

              I always find it so crazy when I look back a whole year ago and see what I watched on that day, and I typically think "oh my god, I watched THAT a year ago?" I don't know how many others would find that interesting, but I know I would.

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              • iOS app: Notifications and 3D support

                I know the app has just been released and maybe these suggestions have already been made or you're already working on them but push notifications for comments, likes and follows would be awesome and 3D Touch support to preview films such as the Netflix app has got and also quick actions for the app icon. Another interesting thing would be a way to watch the trailer videos on the app without having to go to the YouTube app. This latter suggestion would be just a plus as I have no problem with having to be directed to the YouTube app…

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                  planned  ·  2 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Filter diary page by watches/rewatches

                  I don't know if it's just me, but I wish I could just filter any diary page to show only first time watches, or only rewatches, the same way we do with ratings.

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                  • Friends' average rating

                    In addition to the Letterboxd's user average, have an average score of only your friends rating.

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                    • tag multiple movies at once

                      if I come up with a tag that I haven't used yet, I want to be able to add the tag, then select all the movies I want to tag with that. Currently I have to go into each movie individually to add a tag. :(

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                          • Find an alternative to TMDb

                            TMDb regularly gets in the way of my enjoyment of Letterboxd. My Watchlist is mostly made up of new releases. They’re added to my list when I see the trailer, which is usually in advance of their release. Nine times out of ten, TMDb doesn’t yet have the movie listed, which means I have to go through the somewhat laborious process of adding it myself, and then wait several hours for Letterboxd to be able to see it. (The same thing usually happens when I want to add a festival screening to my Film Diary.) Meanwhile, every piece of information…

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                              14 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                              Thanks Rob, really value this feedback. The key reason for choosing TMDb over IMDb was cost. The former is free, the latter charges a five-figure sum annually for use of its data by other apps. We haven’t ruled out switching, but as a bootstrapped project it wasn’t something we could take on from the outset.

                              As an aside, in the short term we plan to add a mechanism to allow instant import from TMDb by entering the ID of a new film. Until that happens feel free to drop a line to hello@letterboxd.com with any TMDb IDs you’d like imported and we’ll do them straight away. Not a perfect solution but hopefully might remove a little of the pain for you.

                            • Filter by multiple genres

                              When filtering by genres, allow the user to choose multiple genres. Allow the user to also choose whether to search for films that are, for example, Comedy AND Action, as well as Comedy OR Action, or even (Comedy AND Action) OR (Drama AND FilmNoir)

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                              • Allow sorting of filtered search results

                                For example, if I perform a search for "underrated", then filter by Lists, I would like to be able to order the results to have (say) the most popular results come at the top. This would be a very useful function.

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                                • Internationalise movie titles (in other languages)

                                  While it is already commendable that a search for the original movie title will show the correct movie, this can be expanded upon: Integrate all the various titles of movies in the different languages or countries.
                                  I personally have no problem using this english website, but for many movies, regardless of if I watched them on TV or in cinemas, I only know the title in my natural tongue. And often enough this translated title is not directly connected or even translated from the original title. I surmise this to be the case in other languages, too.
                                  To prevent the…

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                                  • Add MPAA Ratings!

                                    Perhaps there's a good reason for you NOT to include film ratings next to each film, but I feel like it's important enough information that it should be included at least somewhere. I have to exit the app to find out if the movie is rated R or not... a bit strange?

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                                    • Mubi Users Looking for New Home

                                      I'm speaking for a group of users who are dissatisfied with Mubi's new redesign and are looking for a new cinephile home. The general consensus is that Letterboxd would be the ideal place if only there was some functionality to allow for communication between members (ie.- ability to post on user profile pages). Do you guys have anything in the works to facilitate this? Thanks.

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                                        We don’t have specific plans for direct messaging right now, but our medium-term plan does include some group functionality that we’d like to talk more with the community about when the time comes.

                                      • Disallow reviews and ratings from being created until a film is released, be it at a festival, screening, theatrical, or otherwise.

                                        While you can't stop people who haven't seen a film from rating and reviewing it, films should be "locked" until its first screening, be it at a film festival or a premiere. e.g. a film that isn't released until June should not have any ratings or reviews prior to its release date unless an early screening can be verified.

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                                        • Hide rewatched films in diary view

                                          When I'm on my diary, and I look through all the films I've watched this year, I wish that there was a way of hiding all films that I've rewatched this year. This would allow me to view all the films that I've watched for the first time this year. Shouldn't be too hard to implement, and would make all the difference. That way, people wouldn't have to make lists like this:
                                          http://letterboxd.com/ptabro/list/dear-diary-jun-2013/

                                          Hope to see this feature soon.

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