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I do not know if IMDb managers ever considered that this site is continuously used by scholars from all over the world. Every time I am doing a research and need to confirm data, here in my country of origin, Panamá, IMDb is the first site I think of. And I add reviews to contribute to the appreciation of some directors (Mexican Roberto Gavaldón, for example) or films, for the benefit of all interested users. Now instead of useful tools I have to watch the East Dane adds everytime I open a site that once was related to Cardiff University... It has lost much of that serious, scholar, attractive (at least, for me) side. For example, I cannot check how many films cult character actress Lupe Carriles made with Luis Buñuel; the "design" is more important than content, and I cannot help thinking that lost features respond to many users' deplorable spurn of the written word. I cannot even see my reviews in alphabetical order, or in any other alternative I could use in the past. I am an Aquarian, and as such I am strongly attracted to astrology, but is an actor's zodiacal sign more important than being able to find out how many films he/she made with a colleague? Although I always support renovations, improvements, or new designs that make anything attractive but not fashionable, I am very sad for the loss of a few very good things IMDb had for the benefit of those who used it and enhanced it for research and the "getting of wisdom", as H.H. Richardson would say. Edgar.
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Edgar Soberón Torchia

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Edgar: Without expressing any opinion about the removal of features from IMDb, I do want to let you know that the "collaborations" feature still works similarly to how it did before it was recently redesigned.

If you go to http://www.imdb.com/search/common, you will see a section for "Two People in the Same Title". If you enter one name in the first box and then select the appropriate person from the drop down menu, then do the same for other box, you will wind up with a search result such as http://www.imdb.com/search/title?roles=nm0000320,nm0140460&title_type=feature,tv_episode,video,t... where you will find a list of the 6 films that both Lupe Carriles and Luis Buñuel worked on.

Alternatively, if you go to the page of one of these people (such as http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000320/), click "Explore More" in the Quick Links box on the right hand rail. The box will expand, and under the Related Items heading, you will find a "Credited With" link. Clicking that will take you to the Collaborations page with (in this case) Luis Buñuel already entered in one of the boxes.

I hope this helps.
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Thank you very much.