Talk:Drumline (film)

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Notability[edit]

I understand that this has been deleted in the past. But Drumline grossed over $57 dollars, was a surprise hit movie despite having few (ie non) high profile actors, and is notable as a one-of-a-kind movie in terms of the subject it depicts. If this should be deleted, there should be a btter explanation why. 165.123.152.196 22:31, 25 October 2005 (UTC)

I was part of a home video that made more than 57 dollars. That's not enough to warrant an article.

Not comedy[edit]

Why the hell is this movie described as a comedy, I didn't find anything remotely funny about the story. Thats not a personal subjective opinion, objectively it doesn't even look like its trying to be funny. --TedEBare 07:04, 5 April 2006 (UTC)

You are right, it falls into the drama category. I fixed it on the article. -- Suso 04:33, 19 May 2006 (UTC)

Quotes Section[edit]

I've removed the quote from the article because they are badly written, need verification and don't seem that notable ("word" is hardly a major aspect of the plot). The quotes section is as below:

Quotes[edit]

"word" - Devon

"Sup. My name's Devon." - Devon

"I don't know what the beef between you two is but you better grill it up and eat it" -Dr. Lee

"i'm looking for this cute drummer with corn rows" - Laila

"One Band, One Sound" - A&T Motto


dr.alf 04:54, 4 July 2006 (UTC)

Broken link[edit]

The "Official Website" link is broken; I think someone should remove it or fix it. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 12.206.8.200 (talk) 18:44, 8 June 2008 (UTC)

WP:FILMS B class assessment[edit]

I have reviewed this article per a request at WP:FILMS' assessment department. I made various changes throughout the article (mostly removing contractions in the plot section). After reading the article, I have assessed it as B class since it meets the minimal requirements necessary to be assessed as such. However, before advancing on to GA, a few things need to be worked on.

  • A production section needs to be added. Where was Drumline filmed at? How was casting performed? Budget issues? Mention anything relevant to the development of the film.
  • The plot should be trimmed down a bit. Most plots should run between 400-700 words (this one's at about 800). This film's plot isn't too complicated, so just reduce some of the coverage of some of the non-notable scenes or extensive details.
  • For the cast section, consider mentioning more details about each character instead of just listing the name. This isn't a requirement, but will give more information on each character. Look to other GA/FAs for examples.
  • For the home video section try and add information about sales/rental numbers.
  • There should be a better balance of positive/negative reviews for the film. Although the majority of the reviews were positive there still needs to be an equal balance to ensure NPOV.
  • Add a box office section detailing its performance in domestic/foreign markets. Include its widest release, length of time in theaters, etc.
  • You may have to remove the soundtrack cover since it is the exact same as the movie poster. This is difficult to defend keeping related to fair use issues. I'd recommend just removing it now.
  • Keep branching out to find more sources. Look in archives on Google and use a library database if possible. If you need further assistance ask for help at WP:FILMS, as there are usually a few editors that have access to various sources to help you out.

Good job on the article so far, and I hope that after implementing the above suggestions, the article will soon reach GA. Sorry for taking so long to review this, and if you have any further questions on the review or above suggestions, please let me know on my talk page and I'll get back to you as soon as I can. Happy editing! --Nehrams2020 (talk) 06:35, 20 December 2008 (UTC)

Unanimously negative reviews?[edit]

"The film has recieved almost unanimously negative reviews from actual percussionists for its innacurate portrayal of the majority of marching bands, marching percussion, and the marching band activity in general"

can somebody city some of these negative reviews "by percussionists"? thanks —Preceding unsigned comment added by 221.221.19.239 (talk) 17:32, 10 January 2010 (UTC)

"generally mixed reviews"[edit]

The text used to say "generally positive reviews", but was changed to "generally mixed reviews" in January 2010. Is there a consensus that this change was correct? 80% tomatometer seems more "positive" than "mixed" to me? Derekt75 (talk) 23:37, 25 April 2010 (UTC)

"Atlanta A&T is based on North Carolina A&T" =[edit]

I still don't get why this film wasn't based on North Carolina A&T vs North Carolina Central University. It would have been a true story if it was actually based on the real college university. A&T's band is pretty awesome and amazing, but Atlanta A&T is dumb. Why do all the black movies about bands and stomping have to be centralized in Atlanta? The ATL sucks. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 75.177.66.141 (talk) 02:46, 5 September 2012 (UTC)

lol...not as funny as the "riddle me this, Batman" commment, but your comment, stranger, made me "funny-up" first, thank you as well...also, like, the dude who Nick Cannon's character was based, on was like, from ATL, and his high school in the band was from ATL (Southwest DeKalb High School--which is located just outside of ATL proper, and it's marching band was VERY VERY VERY VERY VERY much like this one--well...at least it used to be back in the day...no clue how it is now. But anyway Southwest DeKalb High School people performed in this movie, as well as people from I think Morris Brown, but don't quote me on that, so, the movie was based on this dude--well, at least Nick Cannon's character, was based on this dude, who has a strong ATL connection.... ATL DOES have suck-factor...mainly because of all the mean & bougie (I can't spell that word) transplants from OTHER states and cities and countries, but moooooving on...the nice, NON-bougie transplants from other states, cities, and countries actually give ATL it's COOL flavor, we have a cool mix here in the south...but I wish the snobs and phonies would take a ride on their high-horses up, up, and away out of here and back into the television screens they acquired their wanna-be, and highly manufactured, stuck-upness from but...*sighs* that will never happen...unless...*starts to daydream about a giant hot air balloon that could transport bougie people as high up into the atmosphere as their haughty and high-noses could take them....* And scene!

See also[edit]

"Honda Battle of the Bands, the real-life inspiration for the Big Southern Classic in the film" this is in the see also section, But riddle me this batman, how can a competition that was created until 2003 be the basis of anything from a 2002 film? 198.45.184.25 (talk) 19:57, 25 November 2013 (UTC)

lolllllllllllllll!!!!!!!!!!!! (the way you said it made me laugh!!! Thanks for that!)

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