Talk:B movie

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Genre movie not the same as B movie[edit]

I find it strange and wrong that Genre movie gets redirected to B movie, as if they are one and the same thing.--Tchoutoye (talk) 03:51, 18 September 2008 (UTC)

I agree, my perception was always that "B movies" are cheap &/or cheesy exploitation films. While exploitation films are genre films, not all genre films are exploitation films. -- (talk) 03:18, 16 May 2009 (UTC)

I think we should avoid using our impressions and perceptions and get to objective, concise information. This entire article is all over the place and very imprecise.--Davmpls 01:02, 2 November 2009 (UTC) —Preceding unsigned comment added by Davmpls (talkcontribs)

It seems a few years have passed without this issue being addressed. I came here following a link to Genre Movies and this isn't what I expected at all - B Movies ARE completely different. Star Wars is a genre movie, Red River (1948 film) is a genre movie - would you have me believe they are B Movies too? There's a page for Genre Fiction; why isn't there a page for Genre Movie? Bee-jay (talk) 12:04, 3 March 2011 (UTC)

More glamorous brother needs a home[edit]

A Movie and A Film redirect to unexpected places. It's tough to search for these phrases. Anybody have any suggestions for sources to create an article? Clarityfiend (talk) 22:23, 26 November 2011 (UTC)

I'm going to move this to Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Film. Any comments should go there. Clarityfiend (talk) 22:56, 27 November 2011 (UTC)

Merger with Low-budget film[edit]

The following discussion is closed. Please do not modify it. Subsequent comments should be made in a new section. A summary of the conclusions reached follows.
Discussion at Talk:Low-budget_film#Merger

I suggest the Low-budget film article should have information merged with the B-movie article. The subjects seem almost the same. However, some sections of the Low-budget film article fit better fit in the Z movie article. However, the Z-movie article is a merit of enough importance and long enough I do not propose all three articles merge together. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 00:31, 9 January 2013 (UTC)

The above discussion is closed. Please do not modify it. Subsequent comments should be made in a new section.

Merger proposal[edit]

This article has the same topic as B movies (Hollywood Golden Age). I don't understand why we have two articles. There are links all through the body to the "main" article. Bhny (talk) 20:12, 11 December 2014 (UTC)

I've publicized this discussion to WT:FILM. NinjaRobotPirate (talk) 23:37, 11 December 2014 (UTC)
Sorry, I changed my mind and removed the merge proposal. There's an overlap with actually five different main articles in the history section. I redid the sections so there are now only one of each "link to main article". I think it is ok now but this article is bloated. Bhny (talk) 01:21, 13 December 2014 (UTC)

might i suggest that the references reprogrammed[edit]

it is rather long so what i suggest is that it is hidden behind a button. it will make the article more managable. (talk) 16:33, 29 December 2014 (UTC)

How is it 'ambiguity on both sides of the definition'?[edit]

In the introduction it currently states that "A B movie is a low-budget commercial motion picture that is not an arthouse film. [...] In its post–Golden Age usage, there is ambiguity on both sides of the definition: on the one hand, many B movies display a high degree of craft and aesthetic ingenuity; on the other, the primary interest of many inexpensive exploitation films is prurient."

The 'other side' should, I guess, be something that fulfils the definiens but is arguably NOT a B movie. But an inexpensive exploitation film is in my mind (and in the current characterisation given in Wikipedia) a paradigmatic example of a B movie. If 'both sides' should remain, a better example/description is needed. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Knyckis (talkcontribs) 14:58, 4 February 2015 (UTC)