Film Map for Scrutineers

A1 Sized Map for Film Lovers

 

Created in 1995 as an M.A. project to re-categorise film genres. A guide to broaden film viewing, and explore themes as diverse as flared trousers and certain awesome flights of steps…

Film Map for ScrutineersFilm Map for Scrutineers

The Scrutineer offers this guide for a discerning audience. The Scrutineer doesn’t purport to be an academic or critic. The Scrutineer has an offbeat approach which can always, ultimately, be justified…

Ever perused a Movie site, staring blankly at 100’s of titles, brain whirring, too much choice? Never again with the Film Map for Scrutineers ~ whatever your mood, it guides you to the films you need to see. From Star Wars to Badlands, Toy Story to Le Samourai, Towering Inferno to Vertigo, the worlds greatest films are listed, inter-linked, categorized, juxtaposed and double-billed to offer you hours of entertainment!

Two different ways to choose your film viewing: Follow one of nine lines that take you to the films that suit your mood or go to one of thirty-two stations that group films under unpredictable headings. Colour-coded titles under the headings suggest alternatives to those films that fall on the mood route line… Five minutes spent with the Film Map for Scrutineers will save you hours of indecision!


The Scrutineer’s Film Map in The Independent on Saturday newspaper…

Film Map for ScrutineersThe Independent newspaper loved it so much, they paid the Scrutineer to show a mini-sized map on the back page of their Saturday Reviewy bit. And readers loved it so much they sent cheques to the Scrutineer den every day for weeks and weeks asking for a copy of the big A1 version…

The Times in 1908: ‘Many people love a map for a map’s sake. A good map gives them a peculiar kind of pleasure and makes their imagination glow. Before a journey the study of a map suggests all kinds of delights. The road down a mountain valley is almost seen by the mind, with a rock wall on the one side and a foaming torrent on the other … Thus we of the wheels think before beginning our tours … For it is a plan of the earth laid out on paper, a diminutive reality, though miles are but inches. And the motorist who has a soul will dote on his maps, cherish them, and thus keep fresh in mind past pleasures and the hope of future delights.’