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Cinematic style of Abbas Kiarostami[edit]

Article (edit | edit beta | history) · Article talk (edit | history) · WatchWatch article reassessment page • GAN review not found
Result: no consensus. C679 14:19, 24 January 2014 (UTC)

Recent changes [1] have removed all of the images from this article. As it's an article on a cinematographer and film director, I consider the inclusion of images to be an essential aspect of reaching GA – although I admit that this isn't my field.

The images were removed by user:Werieth on the grounds that "files lacks critical commentary and fail WP:NFC" See also WP:NFCR#File:10ontenshot.jpg_in_10_on_Ten.2C_in_reference_to_Cinematic_style_of_Abbas_Kiarostami (and for that matter, WP:Administrators'_noticeboard/Edit_warring#User:Werieth_reported_by_User:Andy_Dingley_.28Result:_Blocked.29). Other editors may disagree with this (it looks to me as if they're discussed adequately, indeed rather more than most NFC images). Andy Dingley (talk) 23:11, 3 December 2013 (UTC)

The filmography methods talks about using easily-conceptualized terms like dashboard cams, etc. that don't need non-free imagery to see. Not every director has visual element to their style that need to be shown via imagery (eg we can talk easily about John Woo films and his love to include doves in them, without actually showing a scene with a dove in it). There are some directors with very distinctive visual styles, ala Stanley Kubrick or Wes Anderson, where the visual elements are difficult to describe without imagery, but this is not true of all directors. I would argue that not including a free image of Abbas is a problem, but easily fixed. --MASEM (t) 23:24, 3 December 2013 (UTC)
  • Keep - Per WP:GACN, "Most GAs contain at least one image, but (unlike featured articles) they are not required to contain images." -- Khazar2 (talk) 01:20, 4 December 2013 (UTC)