Talk:A Close Shave

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Moved the Stop motion technique section to Wallace and Gromit as it's relevant to all of W&G

GoldenEye and A Close Shave[edit]

The article suggested that Gromit's sidecar/plane escape was a direct reference to the opening sequence of the Bond film Goldeneye. This is highly unlikely as Goldeneye did not open in cinemas until November 16, 1995, a matter of weeks before A Close Shave was first broadcast (December 24, 1995). The stop-motion techniques are well known to take a very long time to complete. I can't see how there would have been time, and the two sequences are not particularly similar: the most distinct part of the Goldeneye sequence is the aircraft, still diving, disappearing behind a hill before suddenly emerging in a climb, and this doesn't appear in A Close Shave where the sequence is seen from Gromit's perspective. David | Talk 18:24, 15 October 2005 (UTC)

New Articles[edit]

I think someone should make an article about Wendaline or Preston.--Coin945 12:06, 27 August 2007 (UTC)

I don't think that either character is sufficiently notable to sustain a separate article. The general consensus for characters who appear in only one work of fiction is that they should be discussed in the article on that work. Please review the Wikipedia guidelines on notability of fictional characters and writing about fiction.
That said, it would be fine if someone wanted to add a section about the characters to this article. —Josiah Rowe (talkcontribs) 15:40, 27 August 2007 (UTC)

Infobox Tag[edit]

Infobox tag has been removed as article already has one. If you have any problems with this please post a message on my talk page. RWardy 22:11, 11 October 2007 (UTC)

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Deleted scenes[edit]

I have removed the following information:

Deleted Scenes

"Because of the time-consuming nature of production, the running length had to be worked out by estimating each storyboarded shot's rough time, to avoid wasting days or weeks filming too much footage for the 30 minutes. The original storyboard was estimated to take up as long as 42 minutes of film, so an entire section at 'Ramsbottom Manor', featuring homages to the horror genre, and Walt Disney's Bambi, was cut out of the story and never shot. However this was a motif that would seem to have later found a place in Curse of the Were-Rabbit.[citation needed]

Eventually, about five minutes of actual shot footage had to be cut out of the film to trim it to the usual 30 minutes. The cut footage included some shots with Wallace and Wendolene in the wool shop recalling the Noel Coward film Brief Encounter.[citation needed]"

All this info is completely unsourced with no citations provided. Additionally, we have not included an entire section stating info for deleted scenes on other film pages (Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit had many deleted scenes as stated in the DVD bonus features). If there is any way this can be sourced, it should be incorporated into the "Development" section. trainfan01 20:08, October 3, 2010 (UTC)

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I don't like the slow-motion edit war over whether Gwendolene has milk allergy or lactose intolerance. We don't have much to go on, although it's only the milk allergy article (not an RS!) that mentions a rash. This however is far from conclusive and it looks like WP:SYNTH to jump from what Gwendolene actually says to this. Since we are not doctors, and even if we were we have almost no evidence, I suggest that we stop trying to provide a diagnosis. Here in full is what we know about Gwendolene and cheese from the film, starting at 27:58 in the iTunes edition:

Wendolene: Oh no, not cheese. Sorry, it brings me out in a rash. Can't stand the stuff.

And that's all she wrote, or rather said. It is, seriously, the grand total of everything that is said about her condition: there no other information here. Believe me, I checked. There is insufficient evidence there to decide on what she is saying medically and we should leave out the links, as either is misleading. Best wishes to all, DBaK (talk) 07:30, 29 March 2017 (UTC)