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Middle East[edit]

I would argue that, as a region, the Middle East should be broken out from Asia; for one thing, with Egyptian cinema as prominent as it is, it makes no sense to include it in Asia (Egypt's not); equally, it makes little sense to separate Egyptian out from the rest of its regional counterparts (and the same will be true at the point at which Morocco, Tunisia, or Libya get their own article). In the same way, Egyptian film has relatively little in common with African cinemas, and is much logically grouped with counterparts in Lebanon, Iran, the Gulf, etc. A strong case can be made that Middle Eastern films are distinct from Asian ones, in the same way, that the region is treated as a distinct political entity. To be tied strictly to geography seems pedantic. In the meantime, it seems odd to have Egypt under "Asia", and so I'm moving it Africa. Robertissimo 07:50, 22 December 2006 (UTC)

That was really stupid on my part to move Egypt under Asia. Thanks for your help. — WiseKwai 08:03, 22 December 2006 (UTC)
Well on the otherside Egypt is also a part of Africa ...?! In terms of genres, Indian cinema is as far from Iranian cinema as it is from chinese cinema. Also Turkish cinema, Egyptian cinema and Israeli cinema differ significantly.Sangak 10:47, 25 December 2006 (UTC)

Alphabetical order[edit]

I agree with the recent change to alphabetical order, inspite of some inconveniences (like Middle East away from Asia), as it really follows NPOV lines. I had in mind to do it myself for a while, but someone else did it now. Let's leave it so, please. Hoverfish Talk 23:48, 3 February 2007 (UTC)

Image in header?[edit]

Do we really need the “world” image in the header of this template? I find it unattractive, it has no purpose in relation to the template’s content, and I can’t remember having seen such an image on any other country list templates, so it’s not because it’s customary. –Fred Bradstadt 17:11, 12 July 2007 (UTC)

Also, it's so small you can hardly see what it is. It would be cool to have a little symbol, like this one or this one, but with a globe icon. Cop 663 01:45, 13 July 2007 (UTC)
This is a great discussion to be having. The clapperboards are useful images, but would also be too small if used in this context. If someone were to put the globe inside a clapperboard and then use that image in the header, the globe would be about the size of someone's eye pupil - too small. I tend to agree with the gist of Fred B.'s questions, that the image isn't really needed. — WiseKwai 10:24, 13 July 2007 (UTC)

See also Template talk:Filmsbycountry --Fred Bradstadt 10:11, 13 July 2007 (UTC)

Yes, I'd rather have nothing than the present image (ditto the other template). Cop 663 11:19, 13 July 2007 (UTC)
Alternatively, use a blank clapperboard image, or something like Film.PNG. Gram123 16:02, 13 July 2007 (UTC)