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Resolved: The wording has been minced here. Broccoli produced his last Bond film in 1989, and his daughter produced the next one in 1995.

Someone must clean this up: "From 1984 to 1989 Broccoli was joined by his stepson Michael G. Wilson as producer until 1995, when Albert Broccol stepped aside from Eon and was replaced by his daughter Barbara, who has co-produced with Wilson since." What on earth is this even supposed to mean? How could someone be employed from 84 to 89 only to be replaced *six years later*? I have no experience with this topic and yet I still must assert that this is garbage! Someone knowledgeable, please fix it! — Preceding unsigned comment added by Jalamookoofoo (talkcontribs) 11:25, 23 December 2016 (UTC)

Addition to table[edit]

The big table of key crew for each Bond film would really be improved if it also added the actor who paid Bond. I came to this page knowing Daniel Craig was in the last four Bond films, but before that I have no idea - and the article doesn't set it out clearly in visual form anywhere. Could the font on the table be reduced to allow the main actor to be added? It seems a weird omission. Thanks. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 109.154.100.71 (talk) 18:33, 24 October 2016 (UTC)

Per the hatnote at the top of the article: You can find the information you want at either of those two articles. Betty Logan (talk) 18:42, 24 October 2016 (UTC)

$ v £[edit]

Why are all the monetary figures in dollars? Chaosdruid (talk) 18:56, 29 December 2016 (UTC)

good question; I don't know. CassiantoTalk 19:08, 29 December 2016 (UTC)
I think consistency is key here. If it's too much agro changing to sterling, I'd leave it, but I agree that as a BrEng article, it should really be the latter. CassiantoTalk 19:43, 29 December 2016 (UTC)
It's a matter of sourcing: global box office figures are usually given in US dollars by sources, regardless of the country of origin. These days the US dollar is the world's largest reserve currency and it has been that way since the Second World War. The grosses could be converted to pound sterling but it would require tracing down historic currency rates etc. Betty Logan (talk) 20:29, 29 December 2016 (UTC)
I can imagine that being an utter ball-ache, so I'd leave it. CassiantoTalk 20:34, 29 December 2016 (UTC)
It is a lot of work for questionable gain. As we saw in the aftermath of Brexit the pound is no longer a stable currency in a global context. Betty Logan (talk) 20:45, 29 December 2016 (UTC)

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RFC about adding the Bond actor to the "Core crew" table[edit]

The consensus is against the addition. Cunard (talk) 06:11, 2 July 2017 (UTC)
The following discussion is closed. Please do not modify it. Subsequent comments should be made on the appropriate discussion page. No further edits should be made to this discussion.

Should a column for the Bond actor (Connery, Lazenby, Moore etc) be added to the table at James_Bond_in_film#Core_crew? Hungarian Phrasebook (talk) 19:32, 29 May 2017 (UTC)

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  • Support as mover. I think it would make the table easier for the reader to navigate as the identify of the Bond actor is the key characteristic of a Bond film and is also the easiest way to group Bond films (Connery era, Moore era, Craig era etc). If necessary, the name of the table can be adjusted so it's not only "crew" but I don't think that's really needed. Hungarian Phrasebook (talk) 19:32, 29 May 2017 (UTC)
  • Oppose Cast information exists at List of recurring characters in the James Bond film series and there is a dedicated article covering the portrayal of the title character at James Bond filmography. The table is already large so adding an extra—redundant—column will just scrunch up the table even more. There may be a valid argument for merging the table at List of recurring characters in the James Bond film series into this article and having a table for the crew and a table for the cast, but I don't see the merit of shoehorning cast information into an already large table about the production crew. Betty Logan (talk) 22:09, 29 May 2017 (UTC)
    The thing is the article is James Bond in film, not James Bond crew, so having some sort of table in the article that includes Bond actor, director, writers, would be useful. Not so useful if one has to go to another article. Hungarian Phrasebook (talk) 22:59, 29 May 2017 (UTC)
    Please re-read my comment. I haven't opposed incorporating the cast information into the article. The Marvel Cinematic Universe article for example has separate tables for core crew and recurring cast which seems to be a more sensible solution if casting information is to be consolidated into this article. On the other hand, Star Wars#Cast and crew is structured like this article with the casting information spun-off. Both are valid ways of structurng the information. In the case of the James Bond franchise that has a large core crew and a substantial number of recurring characters it makes sense to have separate tables covering these different aspects. The real question is whether the article is best served by having the table in a separate article at List of recurring characters in the James Bond film series, or whether it would be better if that table were to merged into this one. I would seriously consider a merge but I don't support adding cast information to the crew table because i) it is redundant by virtue of the fact a cast table already exists and ii) the table is already large and will be bloated even more with an extra column. That might be ok if you have a high resoultion display but it looks horrendous on an ipad. Betty Logan (talk) 23:44, 29 May 2017 (UTC)
  • Oppose per the reasons outlined by Betty Logan. CassiantoTalk 23:16, 29 May 2017 (UTC)
  • Oppose the production crew is being listed, the actors have their own section, even if it is the main actor for Bond, isn't necessary to mention with the crew for each movie. WikiVirusC (talk) 13:58, 6 June 2017 (UTC)

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