Talk:Costa-Gavras

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Hello, just added some new content regarding Costa-Gavras. It explores his cinematic style, political-commercial approach, and some details of his films. It may make sense to merge down these sections with the existing content at a later time--Jmodel 20:49, 7 April 2006 (UTC)

POV language[edit]

I have deleted a phrase from the discussion of "Amen" which implied that the debate over Pope Pius's stance on the Holocaust was generally considered to have been resolved in the Pope's favor. Even the most ardent apologist for the Vatican would find it hard to read the literature and make this claim with a straight face. I have instead noted that the issue remains controversial, with not all the evidence yet in the public domain. Nandt1 13:20, 6 September 2007 (UTC)

You might as well have reworked the whole article, since it looks like an unabashed paean to Costa-Gavras. A critical stance on the directors partisan letfist outlook and choice of themes would be a good place to start to balance its tone. Afc (talk) 23:37, 4 January 2008 (UTC)

This is the kind of nonsense that seriously disfigures Wikipedia. Why should there be a "critical stance" on his politics or choice of themes? We should just report what they are and leave it at that.
Also, articles are very much disfigured by being littered with demands for citations, particularly when the reader is asked to cite facts about a person's life that are not controversial. I am not planning to remove all the citation tags, but I think that this kind of politicking is very negative and should be deprecated. Grace Note (talk) 02:53, 30 May 2010 (UTC)

Date of birth[edit]

The 2 main technical sources (IMDB, Allmovie) give 12 February 1933, yet we're saying 13 February. Why? -- Jack of Oz ... speak! ... 12:44, 25 June 2010 (UTC)

The german sites say 12 too. A user has changed to the wrong date (13) in german WP. I think, the info is from here. Then i have changed a better date (12) here. Perhaps the englisch people must be a little bit faster. :) --87.122.133.210 (talk) 06:50, 13 August 2010 (UTC)

Spelling of name[edit]

The title is the hyphenated Costa-Gavras and the lede starts out the same way. But most later references are to either the unhyphenated Costa Gavras, or just Gavras. The hyphenated Costa-Gavras would be sorted under C, but the unhyphenated version sorts under G.

We have to decide what we're calling him, and stick to that consistently. -- Jack of Oz [your turn] 10:43, 2 February 2011 (UTC)

I agree. I've just now standardized it to the way it appears in the lead, in his films, and in his country (France) and in French Wikipedia, and in official film commentaries. That is, "Costa-Gavras". Softlavender (talk) 03:43, 4 April 2013 (UTC)

The spelling may originate from the Greek word for anchovies; "gavros".58.165.242.248 (talk) 05:43, 16 May 2015 (UTC)

Maybe related to Gabras or Gavras (Greek: Γαβρᾶς), feminine form Gabraina (Γάβραινα), is the surname of an important Byzantine aristocratic family, which became especially prominent in the late 11th and early 12th centuries as the semi-independent and quasi-hereditary rulers of Chaldia.58.165.242.248 (talk) 05:52, 16 May 2015 (UTC)

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