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NAME ^

IMDB::Persons - Perl extension for retrieving movies persons from IMDB.com

SYNOPSIS ^

        use IMDB::Persons;

        #
        # Retrieve a person information by IMDB code
        #
        my $person = new IMDB::Persons(crit => '0000129');

        or 

        #
        # Retrieve a person information by name
        #
        my $person = new IMDB::Persons(crit => 'Tom Cruise');

        or 

        #
        # Process already stored HTML page from IMDB
        #
        my $person = new IMDB::Persons(file => 'imdb.html');

        if($person->status) {
                print "Name: ".$person->name."\n";
                print "Birth Date: ".$person->date_of_birth."\n";
        } else {
                print "Something wrong: ".$person->error."!\n";
        }

DESCRIPTION ^

IMDB::Persons allows to retrieve an information about IMDB persons (actors, actresses, directors etc): full name, photo, date and place of birth, mini bio and filmography.

Object Private Methods ^

_init()

Initialize a new object.

_search_person()

Implements a logic to search IMDB persons by their names.

Object Public Methods ^

name()

Retrieve a person full name

        my $person_name = $person->name();
mini_bio()

Returns a mini bio for specified IMDB person

        my $mini_bio = $person->mini_bio();
date_of_birth()

Returns a date of birth of IMDB person in format 'day' 'month caption' 'year':

        my $d_birth = $person->date_of_birth();
place_of_birth()

Returns a name of place of the birth

        my $place = $person->place_of_birth();
photo()

Return a path to the person's photo

        my $photo = $person->photo();
filmography()

Returns a person's filmography as a hash of arrays with following structure:

        my $fg = $person->filmography();

        __DATA__
        $fg = {
                'Section' => [
                        {       title   => 'movie title', 
                                role    => 'person role', 
                                year    => 'year of movie production',
                                code    => 'IMDB code of movie',        
                        }
                ];
        }

The section can be In Development, Actor, Self, Thanks, Archive Footage, Producer etc.

genres()

Retrieve a list of movie genres for specified person:

        my $genres = $persons->genres;
plot_keywords()

Retrieve a list of keywords for movies where specified person plays:

        my $keywords = $persons->plot_keywords;

EXPORTS ^

No Matches.=head1 BUGS

Please, send me any found bugs by email: stepanov.michael@gmail.com.

SEE ALSO ^

IMDB::Film IMDB::BaseClass WWW::Yahoo::Movies HTML::TokeParser

AUTHOR ^

Mikhail Stepanov AKA nite_man (stepanov.michael@gmail.com)

COPYRIGHT ^

Copyright (c) 2004 - 2007, Mikhail Stepanov. This module is free software. It may be used, redistributed and/or modified under the same terms as Perl itself.

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