Talk:Low-budget film

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American Graffiti?[edit]

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 (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 discussions to Merge this article into two other articles is taking place HERE and and also Here.
Please do not post more in this section (it will be missed). GenQuest "Talk to Me"

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[edit]

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":

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)