Help me start a Roger Corman-focused wiki
February 20, 2013 7:26 PM Subscribe
How can I dump data from Wikipedia and IMDb to make a new movie-related wiki, specifically for Roger Corman movies?
posted by filthy light thief to Computers & Internet (3 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
I'd like to make a Roger Corman-focused wiki, as he has produced and directed over 400 movies, reusing props, sets, and footage, as well as mentoring a number of directors and actors who are now well renowned. Mapping those re-uses and first appearances seems like something that is better suited for its own wiki, rather than add that information into Wikipedia in some more better charted manner.
Given the scope of the database/wiki, I thought it would be quicker to copy IMDb and Wikipedia information instead of crafting this new wiki by hand, to create the rough bones of something that I would then drastically rework. As there are plenty of Wikipedia clones and sites that liberally reuse IMDb information, I figure there's some easy way to copy that material for my own non-commercial adaptation, but I have no idea where to look for ways to do that.
As a bonus question, I'd like input on what Wiki platforms would be best suited for this endeavor. Thanks!