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Wasn't this film made for a minuscule budget and then it made back LOTS of times the initial monetary outlay? I seem to remember it being the most profitable film of all time for awhile. Helenabucket (talk) 04:14, 21 December 2009 (UTC)
This article is redundant with the B-film article and the Z grade film article. I suggest merging this article into the two different articles, as the subject is practically the same. I'm just an IP address, otherwise I would do it myself. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 126.96.36.199 (talk) 00:25, 9 January 2013 (UTC)
- I DAB'd your link above (away from the Z (film)) to what I believe your intent was. Please further explain just what it is you wish to occur in the merge. GenQuest "Talk to Me" 09:16, 17 January 2013 (UTC)
- The discussion should be in one place, and since this is the article that is proposed to be merged it is better to discuss it here. Betty Logan (talk) 10:27, 11 February 2013 (UTC)
- Oppose What the IP means is that we should break up the Low-budget films article, and split its sections between Z movie and B movie. Even though there is some obvious overlap I am against it: Z movies and B movies are characterized by quality, certain tropes, production methods and distribution: A Z-movie is almost certainly low budget, but low budget movies aren't necessarily Z-movies, or at least not always referred to with that terminology. Obviously there is an overlap, but the low budget article is essentially about "no-budget" films such as The Blair Witch Project and El Mariachi, and films with very small budgets gaining blockbuster level grosses (i.e. Rocky)—Rocky certainly wasn't a B-movie, it was more in the vein of an independent film that found a mainstream audience i.e. Plan 9 From Outer Space is famous because it's a crap movie that exemplifies the Z-movie genre, while The Blair Witch is famous because it was financed by credit cards and became a blockbuster. Essentially, the Z and B movie articles are about particular types of movies, whereas Low-budget films is about films with notably small budgets, that could be B-movies, Z-movies, independent films, foreign films etc. The key problem with the merge is where would we cover films like The Blair Witch and Rocky? I have a problem with covering them in either the Z or B movie articles when they are never described as such. I think "low budget films" is a notable topic that is not really synonymous with either Z and B movies, so I would prefer to retain all three articles. Betty Logan (talk) 10:09, 11 February 2013 (UTC)
- I would also oppose performing a merge. I think Betty broke it down very well, and I concur with her assessment. There will be redundancy with these kinds of topics because they overlap in some ways. Erik (talk | contribs) 14:54, 11 February 2013 (UTC)
- Agree with Betty's reasoning in opposing the merge. With no agreement in over a month, I'll remove the tags lest they become those ssort of forgotten ones that stick around for years.oknazevad (talk) 05:27, 15 March 2013 (UTC)
Orphaned references in Low-budget film
I check pages listed in Category:Pages with incorrect ref formatting to try to fix reference errors. One of the things I do is look for content for orphaned references in wikilinked articles. I have found content for some of Low-budget film's orphans, the problem is that I found more than one version. I can't determine which (if any) is correct for this article, so I am asking for a sentient editor to look it over and copy the correct ref content into this article.
Reference named "BOM":
- From Paranormal Activity: "Paranormal Activity". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved 2011-11-23.
- From Epic film: Box Office Mojo. "All Time Box Office Adjusted for Ticket Price Inflation". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved 2007-07-12.
- From Saw (film): "Saw (2004)". Box Office Mojo. Amazon.com. Retrieved August 16, 2011.
I apologize if any of the above are effectively identical; I am just a simple computer program, so I can't determine whether minor differences are significant or not. AnomieBOT⚡ 00:12, 24 October 2013 (UTC)