It seems that one of the central rules of the 15-minute project is that nothing is ever shameful. So I will try not to lose sleep over this next thing.
If time had allowed, I wanted to create a complete solver for the Kevin Bacon game. You know, that thing where you pick two actors and try to work out the films that connect them. Well, this doesn’t do that. I had some code in a console application that I thought did it (it’s just a simple breadth-first search, right?), but it quickly got itself in an infinite loop and died. So I got rid of that, having already spent more than the 15-minutes I allotted myself, and you’re left with this.
If you extract everything and then find and run WindowsClient.exe, you should be able to enter an actor or actress’s name and click on the toolbar icon next to it. Double clicking their name gets their films, double-clicking a film gets its cast, and double-clicking members of the cast gets their films. And so on. It’s all driven by some dreadful screen-scraping of IMDB, and doesn’t cope at all well when your search matches multiple actors (or none at all).
I’m sorry. This is a form of therapy.