imdante wrote:IMDB DOES index just about every movie. they DO have all of the scripts. they also have user submitted quotes.
i challenge any of you guys to think of a quote (a real quote) type into the quote search and be amazed that it finds the movie and quote you were looking for.
First of all, there is no way that imdb has "just about every movie." There is far too much out there for imdb to have it all; they themselves note that it is a growing project that relies mostly on VOLUNTEERS to provide information. There are plenty of films, tv shows, etc. out there that are not documented on imdb, and there is definitely room for error in the information they do have. I'm not saying that imdb isn't reliable, but they themselves acknowledge the possibility of error.
I really doubt that they have the scripts of ANY movie, let alone all of them. There are probably copyright problems. I've also checked around the site and found nothing about imdb having the scripts, nor any way to read the scripts should they have them.
This statistics page shows the information they currently have. They note how many projects they have plot summaries for, how many have trivia, how many have tag lines, etc. Note that I say "projects" instead of "movies" because imdb also deals with television shows, etc. They also give us the number of projects for which they have quotes. At the time of my writing this, the number is 44,823 with quotes. This is far less than the 379,871 movies released theatrically, let alone the 1,039,447 total titles.
The statistics page doesn't even list "scripts" as something they have. I'm sorry, but I really doubt imdb has any scripts.