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Cult film needs a reviewer for GAN[edit]

If anyone is up to performing a GA review, Cult film needs a reviewer knowledgeable about film-related topics. Normally, I wouldn't bother the WikiProject with requests like this, but it's been almost three months since I listed it. The article is admittedly a bit long and complex, but it shouldn't take too much effort. I'm familiar with the Good Article Criteria and have attempted to write it accordingly. There shouldn't really be any major hurdles. NinjaRobotPirate (talk) 03:56, 9 November 2014 (UTC)

There's also a host of film articles awaiting GA reviews at WP:GAN#FILM. From Gravity to Pulp Fiction to, erm, The Inbetweeners 2... Lugnuts Dick Laurent is dead 07:48, 12 November 2014 (UTC)

Glen Campbell: I'll Be Me[edit]

Could I have some help in fleshing out Glen Campbell: I'll Be Me? I haven't seen the film and don't know much about film writing overall, so I'd appreciate if someone with better chops could flesh it out more. Ten Pound Hammer(What did I screw up now?) 01:44, 11 November 2014 (UTC)

Nikos Nikolaidis[edit]

People have helped out on your previous requests. Teach a man to fish, etc and you can do this yourself. You state you "don't have the time to actively maintain a registered Wikipedia acount", but have enough time to post the requests... Lugnuts Dick Laurent is dead 18:39, 25 November 2014 (UTC)

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Can anyone reading this please kindly upload the following poster images of Morning Patrol, The Loser Takes It All, Sweet Gang, and Singapore Sling as well as this photo from the Italian Wikipedia when having the time into their respective entries? Thanks! 85.250.155.74 (talk) 11:16, 14 November 2014 (UTC)

If you register an account you would be able to do it yourself. Lugnuts Dick Laurent is dead 10:59, 16 November 2014 (UTC)
Thank you for your suggestion but I don't have the time to actively maintain a registered Wikipedia acount. I'll leave the request here and hopefully someone will find the time to upload these photos (PS: I have marked a section here, visible only via edit mode, where I beleive the photo from the Italian Wiki should go). This is 85.250.155.74 here. 85.250.135.134 (talk) 11:07, 16 November 2014 (UTC)
Posters uploaded. WhisperToMe (talk) 13:20, 18 November 2014 (UTC)
Many thanks! Now the only thing left is the photo from the Italian Wiki. This is 85.250.155.74 here. 89.139.184.183 (talk) 13:55, 18 November 2014 (UTC)
I have marked a section of the plot section (visible in edit mode only) where I want the picture. It reads: "[[Image:|thumb|As Singapore Sling’'s confinement wears on he regains his strength and takes a more active role in the games]]." Many film articles (see, e.g., Persona) use such frames for mere illustration, but if you believe it doesn't pass fair use then I guess no significant harm is done. Many thanks again for your invaluable assistance! 89.139.184.183 (talk) 15:39, 18 November 2014 (UTC)
I have removed this mark for the time being until we'll see whether or not adding another picture is possible with regards to fair use regulations. 89.139.184.183 (talk) 17:50, 18 November 2014 (UTC)
I think two non-free pictures may be acceptable, if you can get a proper rationale for the second. You can check if the community accepts the provisional rationale for the Italian Wikipedia screenshot. WhisperToMe (talk) 05:31, 19 November 2014 (UTC)
Well, I'll be happy to see what people here have to say about the rationale I've posted above. Please share your thoughts. 89.139.184.183 (talk) 09:42, 19 November 2014 (UTC)

This is 85.250.155.74 here once again. People reading this with some time on their hands might be interested in the article requests I recently made regarding the four remaining Nikolaidis features. 109.186.254.192 (talk) 17:15, 25 November 2014 (UTC) My current IP is: 85.250.146.10 (talk) 17:38, 25 November 2014 (UTC).


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Guerrilla filmmaking[edit]

Resolved: Edits were reverted and user blocked. NinjaRobotPirate (talk) 11:45, 15 November 2014 (UTC)

Someone will more patience than me needs to look at Guerrilla filmmaking. There's been a massive expansion to the article recently. I don't want to be overly critical of other editors' work, but... I think it needs a bit of cleanup. From the use of guillemets, I suspect the author is a native Francophone. The same editor has been adding links to that article from the leads of many other film articles. These additions are unsourced, and I don't really think it's appropriate to label films as such without a citation. Most of them aren't too controversial (Pi, El Mariachi, etc), but I'm still not entirely sure that these films should be labeled as guerrilla films in the opening sentence as if it is the defining characteristic. I dunno. I left a message at User talk:Tertulius#Guerrilla filmmaking asking for consensus before further changes are made to more articles, so hopefully we'll see a discussion here soon. NinjaRobotPirate (talk) 20:29, 14 November 2014 (UTC)

As for the article itself I'm not sure, but definitely one shouldn't make unsourced editions, and per WP:LEAD certainly intro sections should only be a summary of the article body -- so if it isn't in the body you should remove the additions from the lede. — Cirt (talk) 20:31, 14 November 2014 (UTC)
I saw a few of these on my watchlist and didn't think much of them TBH. Good spot and WP:V to the rescue. Lugnuts Dick Laurent is dead 11:22, 15 November 2014 (UTC)
I hope this does get not messy. JJ98 (Talk) 03:35, 16 November 2014 (UTC)
Note: Most of the edits by Tertulius (talk · contribs) to Guerrilla filmmaking involved violations of WP:RS including using IMDB to source quotes from WP:BLPs. Also: Based on a look at contribs and Articles created, it seems likely the user is here to promote Ricardo Costa (filmmaker). — Cirt (talk) 03:40, 16 November 2014 (UTC)
Speaking of which, there's an SPA currently edit warring to include information about a director in no budget film. If someone else could look at the addition, that would be good. I rejected the edit as too promotional and not really related to the article, but I got reverted. I started a talk page discussion, but I doubt there will be a discussion. Amusingly, the SPA thinks "worldwide acclaim" is not promotional. NinjaRobotPirate (talk) 11:40, 17 November 2014 (UTC)
I agree with NinjaRobotPirate that the edits by NeoSurya (talk · contribs) seem to violation WP:PROMO and WP:ADVERT. — Cirt (talk) 17:36, 17 November 2014 (UTC)

Horror Films[edit]

I think there should be a article titled "HIGHEST GROSSING HORROR FILMS WORLDWIDE", I can do it, but it would be put in this category ?(WIKI PROJECT: FILM), ill get the correct sources, and if you want I can do it. Editor49 (talk) 13:56, 15 November 2014 (UTC)

Sounds like a good idea to me. There's List of highest-grossing films and List of highest-grossing animated films, to name just two. Starting an article for List of highest-grossing horror films would work, providing it's all sourced, of course. Maybe draft it in your sandbox first. Good luck! Lugnuts Dick Laurent is dead 10:54, 16 November 2014 (UTC)
I'm already on it!, and I'm kind of new at this, but I'm a good editor at HTML, but I'm horrible at citing sources the correct way, I have the sources, but I do to know hoe to cite them. Editor49 (talk) 14:26, 16 November 2014 (UTC)
Editor49, you can use the {{cite news}} and {{cite web}} templates. Both of these should cover the majority of sources. You can copy and paste each template's most commonly used parameters. For example, for news, you can put {{cite news | last = | first = | date = | title = | url = | work = | accessdate = }} at the top of your sandbox page so you can copy it and paste it where you want to use it and fill it out. Let us know if you have any questions! :) Erik (talk | contrib) (ping me) 14:53, 16 November 2014 (UTC)

Olive Kitteridge (TV miniseries)[edit]

There is a situation with one editor who is repeatedly adding a parenthetical to the lead calling this mini-series a film, without discussion. Thread started at Talk:Olive Kitteridge (TV miniseries)#Lead. - Gothicfilm (talk) 08:06, 16 November 2014 (UTC)

Post at Teahouse that members of this project may be able to help with[edit]

An editor just posted this question Wikipedia:Teahouse/Questions#What if there.27s no movie poster.3F at the Teahouse. I thought some of you may be able to provide an answer if you have the time. Thanks ahead of time for any help you can provide. MarnetteD|Talk 16:15, 16 November 2014 (UTC)

Article title[edit]

I just want to make absolutely certain that the year in the article title refers to the release date before I rename The Captain from Köpenick (1941 film). According to the article, it was finished in 1941, and there's a release date in the infobox of November of that year (what's up with that?), but it later goes on to say it wasn't actually shown until 1945. Clarityfiend (talk) 09:31, 17 November 2014 (UTC)

Yes, that is the date at which it is first viewable by the public. AFI is kind of vague about the release date. They list 1941 as the release date, but later in the entry say that it might not have been shown until 1946. The IMDb lists 1945, which is where the "release" info in our article seems to originate. I did a few Google searches, but I didn't find anything useful, and, in fact, turned up even fewer hits than listed in the AFI entry. The Google News Archive does have a few mentions, however. Since AFI officially lists 1941 as the release date, I might just leave it alone, as there's no real evidence for any specific release date. For what it's worth, TCM also lists 1941. It should be easy enough to update a few of the details appropriately so that we're no longer quoting IMDb trivia. I'll do that now. NinjaRobotPirate (talk) 10:47, 17 November 2014 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Saptaswa Basu[edit]

Please see Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Saptaswa Basu for deletion discussion related to a film director.

Thank you,

Cirt (talk) 17:46, 17 November 2014 (UTC)

Vandalism or useful?[edit]

Hiya, I'm having trouble with an IP who keeps adding odd Cast of Characters lists to VeggieTales articles, for example The Star of Christmas, where we find such content as "Mr. Nezzer as Ebenezer Nezzer", "Unnmaned England Girl as Herself", "England Woman with Tan Colored Dress as Herself". Now currently the IP adding to this list appears to be 50.77.15.126, but I feel like I've seen this sort of thing frequently at VeggieTales articles. I find it problematic because it looks like a lot of OR, plus it's written from an in-universe perspective, as Larry the Cucumber, for instance, isn't a real human being. I've been treating it as vandalism, but I thought I'd get some more feedback in case I'm nuts. At the article in question it appears the Cast of Characters content was first added by user Poolio in this edit, although they seem to write coherently, whereas the IPs typically don't write, or use talk pages. Thanks, Cyphoidbomb (talk) 20:40, 17 November 2014 (UTC)

Children vs Family film[edit]

At Wikipedia:Categories_for_discussion/Log/2014_November_17#Category:Children.27s_films there's a discussion going on debating whether it should be "Children's films", "Family films" or something else. Feel free to join the discussion. JDDJS (talk) 03:16, 19 November 2014 (UTC)

Plot sections and the WP:BLP policy; discussion about All-American Girl: The Mary Kay Letourneau Story[edit]

Opinions are needed on the following matter: Talk:All-American Girl: The Mary Kay Letourneau Story#Removed plot per WP:BLP. A WP:Permalink for the discussion is here. Flyer22 (talk) 07:53, 19 November 2014 (UTC)

The Fifth Element at FAC[edit]

The article for The Fifth Element, which is under the scope of this project, has been nominated for featured status for some time now. The only thing currently standing in the way of it being passed is that another user has requested it receive a reference check from someone who has experience with film referencing, so as to check whether the sources are reliable. If someone could give the article a reference check and then comment at the FAC nomination I would really appreciate it. Thanks. Freikorp (talk) 01:34, 20 November 2014 (UTC)

New task forces[edit]

Per WP:FILM, this is a general inquiry as to who is interested in helping to create and maintain task forces, for a few areas that are not currently covered by the {{WikiProject Film}} banner. Specifically, in classifying film articles I have noticed a need for project parameters that would cover silent films (General), documentary films (Genre), and Mexican films (National). All three categories have a large number of articles, which in most cases are not covered by any other task forces, and all three also have enough stubs to warrant division by decade. Once created, I would be happy to help these task forces tag any relevant articles. Please help me form a consensus, as to whether or not there is a significant number of participants to organize these task forces. Thanks! Fortdj33 (talk) 20:57, 20 November 2014 (UTC)

Bill Cosby 77[edit]

I've created an article about the stand-up comedy film, Bill Cosby 77.

Feel free to help out with expansion from secondary sources, or engage in collaboration at Talk:Bill Cosby 77.

Thank you, — Cirt (talk) 04:08, 21 November 2014 (UTC)

Attack on Titan (film)[edit]

Hello. There's a discussion going on at Attack on Titan regarding the film article's possible creation. The discussion can be found at Talk:Attack on Titan#Create film article?. Input from project members would be appreciated. Thanks, Lord Sjones23 (talk - contributions) 23:02, 21 November 2014 (UTC)

Monk With A Camera[edit]

This is the first film article I have created completely from scratch, so I wanted to ask: I have a small low-res copy of the film's poster from IMDb. Can I upload this under Fair Use? If so is there anything I need to know first about how to do that as I take it through the Upload Wizard? Thanks, Invertzoo (talk) 12:28, 23 November 2014 (UTC)

Short answer - yes. I've uploaded it - please take a look at the image file for all the necessary info. And thanks for starting the article too! Lugnuts Dick Laurent is dead 13:05, 23 November 2014 (UTC)
Great! Thanks! Invertzoo (talk) 13:14, 23 November 2014 (UTC)

Article needs cleanup[edit]

Nighthawks (film) needs a patient editor to engage in a bit of cleanup. It's quickly turning into a gigantic, embedded fansite. Normally, I'd do it myself, but... ugh. NinjaRobotPirate (talk) 18:38, 23 November 2014 (UTC)

Wow, what a mess! I'll have a look at some quick wins. Lugnuts Dick Laurent is dead 18:42, 25 November 2014 (UTC)
I can't really bring myself to read through all the indiscriminate trivia that was added to the article, but more of it than is initially apparent seems to be sourced. The problem is that it lacks inline citations for much of the information, and there isn't much thought to tone or conciseness. Normally, for such a headache of a job, I'd just revert it and leave a polite note, but I think this can be salvaged with a few hours of work. I really don't want to be the one who invests all that time, though. NinjaRobotPirate (talk) 01:52, 26 November 2014 (UTC)

Centaur Film Company[edit]

Badly needs cleanup, it's an absolute shambles. Hollywood Film Enterprises which made films like Tarzan of the Apes (1918 film) should probably have its own article; I just redirected it.♦ Dr. Blofeld 12:57, 24 November 2014 (UTC)

The Man from O.R.G.Y.[edit]

I've created a new article on the 1970 film The Man from O.R.G.Y.

Please help expand with additional secondary sources, or feel free to suggest them at the article's talk page.

Thank you, — Cirt (talk) 22:58, 25 November 2014 (UTC)

Galaxis new article[edit]

Started new article on 1995 film Galaxis, help with expansion from secondary sources would be appreciated, or feel free to suggest some on the article's talk page.

Thank you, — Cirt (talk) 23:50, 25 November 2014 (UTC)