Talk:Edward II (film)

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very NPOV[edit]

This article is very NPOV and contains what seems to me like original research. --DDG 21:49, 13 September 2006 (UTC)


As opposed to a fair presentation of the film, its background, plot, and both merit and criticism, the author is clearly pushing an agenda; there is no neutrality in this article at all. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talkcontribs) 00:08, 8 November 2006 (UTC)

(As the theme of the film clearly had "an agenda" of its own congruent with the article, I fail to see the relevance of this dispute. Shall we dispute the NPOV of the articles on gay marriage and homosexuality, too?) —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talkcontribs) 21:17, 17 November 2006 (UTC)
I think what's here isn't especially NPOV (and it defintely has the potential to be). However, I would dispute that the central relationship between Edward and Gaveston is in any way an 'idyll'. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talkcontribs) 00:35, 7 December 2006 (UTC)
Looking back at the history of edits to the page, it was very minor, but conventional up until Saga City's edit on 06 July 2006. The vast bulk of the current version was then added on 11 August by Geofjarvis. The pivotal change is the edit of 11:08 that day, which adds a vast swathe of material, which was then amended over the course of that and the next day, including the deletion of large chunks of what had been added at 11:08. Most pertinent is the removal of two paragraphs in the edit of 11:20 on 11 August. Together these paragraphs deal with events completely unrelated to the film, which took place in 1998-2000. To me, this looks suspisciously like someone's undergraduate dissertation on the film! Although referenced in places, I do think this constitutes original research to a quite unacceptable degree. Nick Cooper 02:31, 31 December 2006 (UTC)
OK, drastic, but I've taken the page back to as it was on 6 July 2006, before Geofjarvis turned it into a graduate dissertation. Will scan/upload the video cover tomorrow. Nick Cooper 01:14, 4 February 2007 (UTC)