A rather dull page of statistics...
Count of Films
Count of Films w/title screens
Count of Actors
Count of Actors w/pictures
Count of individual Credits
Count of Credits w/pictures
Count of TV Shows
Count of TV Shows w/title screens
Count of Episodes
Count of Episodes w/title screens
Count of TV Credits
Count of TV Credits w/pictures
Total Actor Hits
Total Film Hits
Since July 2007
My Favourite Films (in no particular order)
Assault on Precinct 13
Prince of Darkness
Once Upon a Time in
For a Few Dollars More
Duel at Diablo
The Wild Bunch
Butch Cassidy and the
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
The Jungle Book
One Hundred and
I've Heard the Mermaids
On Her Majesty's
The Draughtsman's Contract
Hedwig and the Angry
Carry On Cleo
Thunderbolt and Lightfoot
Cat People (1982)
The Dark Crystal
Daleks Invasion Earth
Plunkett & Macleane
Village of the Damned
The Time Machine
20,000 Leagues Under the
Ring of Bright Water
The Final Programme
Jason and the Argonauts
Dawn of the Dead
Monty Python's The
Life of Brian
Cross of Iron
and a bunch more...
And a bit of waffle, confessions of a film geek
I started list keeping on bits of A4 paper of films I'd seen in 1979 which by 1982 had turned
into a collection of ring binders of titles and actors and pictures cut from magazines.
In 1985 I bought a Sinclair Spectrum computer and had high hopes of getting all
the lists computerised even then...but Sir Clive...that bloody car...I'd also began
compiling the lists on a Unisys B20 and this ultimately formed the basis of the
present day database.
By 1991 the infant web had trundled along and with it the IMDb, which for all it's
faults, is still the bees knees.
In 1992 I created a Paradox database and a user interface and these data structures that are still with
me today in SQL form. Many thanks here to Leslie for slaving over a hot keyboard. Added scanned
pictures for the first time on Feb 25th, 1996.
October 2nd 1999 saw the first web pages generated from the Paradox database online
and on January 2nd, 2003 I registered Aveleyman.com.
In July of 2007 I killed the static web pages and converted the whole shebang to
Visual Studio and Microsoft SQL, RIP Borland Paradox (1992-2007), I salute you.
The data contained herein reflects a good deal of my own bias towards British and
American product and probably towards the 70s and 80s too ~ for that I apologize.
But I do try to include requests from you good folk out there on the web if the
title comes within my grasp.
The Academy would like to thank a few names:
Leslie, Laurent, Olwen, Amber and all at Eyeforfilm, Rusty, Jonathan and all at
Einsiders, Shaz, Chris, Lord Heath, Scott K., Scott P., Tom, Helen, Gail, Jean,
Charles, Tex, Harry Fielder, David, Don Glut and a host of others.
...and those no longer with us: Arthur Sullivan for being a major movie buff and me not really
realising it, and Garry Croudace for nothing at all to do with movies.
The State, Ritz and Thameside cinemas, Grays, Essex, England.
The National Film Theatre, London
Keele University and Savoy, Newcastle-under-Lyme
The ABC and Odeon chains notably in Romford.
The Empire Leicester Square - my fav cinema in the World
The Tuchinski cinema in Amsterdam for just being...different
The cinemas of London, particularly Odeon Haymarket, ABC Shaftesbury Avenue, Paris
Pullman, Academy, Warner West End, Lumiere, Prince Charles, Roxie and The Screen
on Baker Street
The cinemas of Chicago
The cinemas of Tokyo, Monte Carlo, Brussels, Havirov, Munich, Geneva, Zurich, Paris,
Park City, Salt Lake City and finally, Tallahassee.
and all the movie production companies in the World
and all the cinematographers in the World (without whom).
References and Bibliography and just plain fine books (but mistakes on this site
are my very
Monthly Film Bulletin (many issues)
Sight & Sound (many issues)
Film Dope (nowhere near enough issues)
All Movie Guide
Corel Movie Guide
Leonard Maltin's Movie Guide (many editions, although I have a fondness for the
1987 edition in particular)
Halliwell's Movie Guide ~ Leslie Halliwell/John Walker
Halliwell's Who's Who in the Movies
Halliwell's Television Guide
Quinlan's Film Directors ~ David Quinlan
Quinlan's Film Stars ~ David Quinlan
The Illustrated Directory of Film Character Actors ~ David Quinlan
The Illustrated Who's Who of Cinema ~ Ann Lloyd, Graham Fuller, Arnold Desser
That's All Folks : The Art of Warner Bros. Animation ~ Steve Schneider
The Encyclopedia of Film ~ James Monaco
The Guinness Book of Movie Facts & Feats
Screen World (many editions) ~ John Willis
Film Review (many Editions) Maurice F. Speed
The Film Yearbook ~ Al Clark
What a Carry On ~ Sally and Nina Hibbin
The Supporting Players of Television ~ Ward
The Complete Films of Bela Lugosi ~ Richard Bojarski
Dad's Army ~ Bill Pertwee
Actor's Television Credits ~ Robert Parish
The Vampire Cinema ~ David Pirie
(A particular favourite)
The Horror Film Handbook ~ Alan Frank
Science Fiction Cinema ~ Philip Strick
(another fav and the first reference book
I ever bought)
Encyclopedia of Television ~ Vincent Terrace
BFI Film and Television Handbook
Tom & Jerry ~ Patrick Brion (A gorgeous book)
September 30th, 2007