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Kalki Koechlin[edit]

Hey, I nominated Kalki Koechlin's article for WP:FA. If you find spare time, would you mind taking a look? You might find it interesting and enjoy reading about her as you have been associated with other Bollywood articles, and Koechlin is an unconventional "Bollywood" actress. Your comments would be appreciated, Thank you! NumerounovedantTalk 18:20, 26 March 2016 (UTC)

A barnstar for you![edit]

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For your excellent work on Charlie Chaplin. The interview we did with you and Susie is now published on the blog! :-) Ed Erhart (WMF) (talk) 22:27, 16 April 2016 (UTC)
Lovely, thanks so much @Ed Erhart (WMF):! --Loeba (talk) 14:07, 17 April 2016 (UTC)
You're quite welcome. :-) Ed Erhart (WMF) (talk) 20:17, 18 April 2016 (UTC)
Well deserved! Miss you Loeba!♦ Dr. Blofeld 18:40, 21 April 2016 (UTC)
Thanks dood. I'm still around, I haven't disappeared :) --Loeba (talk) 14:05, 23 April 2016 (UTC)

April 2016[edit]

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Peer Review[edit]

Hi, If you're interested I have requested a new PR for Stanley Donen. Wikipedia:Peer review/Stanley Donen/archive4 I made changes based on your last review, except for the citation formatting since I've since seen many other articles that use that same format and I've personally grown used to it.Deoliveirafan (talk) 15:05, 29 April 2016 (UTC)

@Deoliveirafan: Wow, hard to believe that was nearly 2.5 years ago! I'm sorry the proper review never happened, I think both of us kind of disappeared for a while. I'm not very active at the moment either, so unfortunately I still may not get to it....In theory I'm interested in the article, and it's looking really good, but I'm just being honest since my wiki-motivation is low. Face-smile.svg It might happen but incase I don't turn up, then best of luck with it! --Loeba (talk) 19:32, 1 May 2016 (UTC)
Hope you change your mind. I've continued trimming here and there and think that its complete content-wise. I'm looking to wrap up my hobby here at Wikipedia and retire in the near future, so trying to get this article featured is one of the things on my list. And you've done great work on previous articles related to classic Hollywood, so I was hoping to get your input. I just think it would be nice to get it Featured while Mr Donen is still around.Deoliveirafan (talk) 01:17, 6 May 2016 (UTC)

Mishima: A Life in Four Chapters[edit]

Hi Loeba, have you seen this? I think you'd love it, it's quite Karwai Wong esque. Masterful.♦ Dr. Blofeld 12:24, 30 April 2016 (UTC)

I've heard about it but haven't seen in yet. Interesting that it's similar to Wong's style, thanks. I had a damn good film-viewing month with April; loads of new favourites. --Loeba (talk) 19:34, 1 May 2016 (UTC)
Hello L and Dr B. I hope that you get to see it L. The first time I saw it I walked out of the theatre thinking "Okay that was interesting" then, as the week went on, I could not get the ideas expressed and the way it was filmed out of my head and I had to go see it again the next weekend. It set me off to read as much about (as well as all the he had written that had been translated) Yukio as I could find. The story of how Schrader got the film made is fascinating. The sections where they adapt Mishima's novels had sets designed by Eiko Ishioka. It was her first film work and they are stunning. There is a documentary entitled The Strange Case of Yukio Mishima released the same year as this film. If you get a chance to watch it you will see just a much "attention to detail" Schrader did. Well you can tell that it is among my favorites - I don't expect anyone to like it as much as I do but I think you will at least find it interesting. Cheers and have a delightful week. MarnetteD|Talk 20:02, 1 May 2016 (UTC)
@MarnetteD: I just saw this comment again I realised I never replied. Sorry, thanks for sharing your thoughts on the film =) You've definitely sold it to me, it sounds right up my street. I'll let you know when I've seen it. --Loeba (talk) 17:11, 6 September 2016 (UTC)
Hi again L. No worries about belated reply. I look forward to hearing your reactions to watching it. Cheers. MarnetteD|Talk 18:17, 6 September 2016 (UTC)

Congratulations on your work![edit]

An artwork of Monroe by Havi Schanz.
"I restore myself when I'm alone.
A career is born in public —
talent in privacy."
—— As quoted in Ms. magazine (August 1972) p. 40

"I would like to take this opportunity to congratulate on your work for Marilyn Monroe and Charlie Chaplin, I appreciate your hard work and commitment, cheers. ^.^ " -- Poon (talk)

Monroe was all user:TrueHeartSusie3, and I'm far from committed these days haha but I appreciate the sentiment =) --Loeba (talk) 19:53, 4 June 2016 (UTC)

A world without Chaplin[edit]

While writing on him, have you ever pondered on a world without the great artist? Who do you think would not have made their mark in the film industry if Chaplin wasn't around? To me, the first few people who crop up are Cary Grant, Woody Allen, Marlon Brando, Jerry Lewis and, of course, Mr. Bean.  — Ssven2 Speak 2 me 06:24, 13 June 2016 (UTC)

Sorry I forgot to reply to this! Well it's very hard to say, but Jacques Tati was the most obviously influenced, I think. --Loeba (talk) 16:19, 26 June 2016 (UTC)

Audrey Hepburn[edit]

Decided to take it on next... Can you give Cary Grant a read? I'm not sure what Susie thinks of it but I'm told it's a crap article ;-) I would put it up for a peer review but want to move on to Audrey for the time being.♦ Dr. Blofeld 20:46, 24 June 2016 (UTC)

Hiya. Wow, looks like there's been a lot of activity over Grant! I had no idea. I'm sorry you've faced some hostility. But the article is looking really strong, I think. That's just from a scan but it's certainly a huge improvement! I may be able to read through it properly this week. Good luck with Audrey; she's your favourite actress right? So that's nice you're finally working on her article. What do you think of the Brexit vote? --Loeba (talk) 16:18, 26 June 2016 (UTC)
Thankyou Loeba, that means a lot! Yes, I thought it was pretty decent, more than adequate for GA but I've had little but negativety and people trashing it! If you see the September 2015 version! The idea is to just make these important articles GA worthy and then move onto to the next as too much work needs doing here. Yes, you remembered correctly, Audrey is my favourite actress, though I wouldn't consider her the "greatest" actress, Katharine Hepburn and Bette Davis were stronger actresses of course, but she was very good! I've just started drafting it at User:Dr. Blofeld/Audrey Hepburn. A lot of good material in there already but it will all need to be checked and reinforced, so easier to build it bit by bit in my userspace. She gets 220,000 hits a month, more than Bogart and Natalie Wood put together, two others I'm planning on doing!♦ Dr. Blofeld 16:33, 26 June 2016 (UTC)

Brexit? I voted out but I think the best thing overall might have been a reform petition to the EU on immigration to change it like Australia's with a points system. Long term I find it hard to believe though that businesses aren't going to continue trading or it's going to be that devastating on business. It's quite likely others will follow and something will replace the EU in a few years anyway, but in the meantime it might affect a lot of people. I know farmers rely on EU grants a lot.♦ Dr. Blofeld 16:43, 26 June 2016 (UTC)

Yeah it seems really frustrating. Well done for not giving up and moving on to another article! I'd love to see Bogie's improved as well, and Jimmy Stewart's, then the "big three" would all be covered (I'm not volunteering though, I'm afraid!) Aww, you're a Brexiteer. I was really shocked by the result because almost everyone in London wanted to stay and I didn't know sentiment was so different elsewhere. I feel really sad about it personally; I always support working together and unity and I HATE that this result is handing power to the likes of Boris, Gove, and Farage (bleeugh) and may cause Scotland to leave us. You're probably right that we'll continue free trading but you never know, the EU may want to prove that you can't leave and still get a sweet deal...We'll have to see what happens but at the moment I'm finding it hard to imagine a positive outcome. Hopefully we sort out something like Switzerland and Norway, which still allows trade and freedom of movement (which I fully support). --Loeba (talk) 16:59, 26 June 2016 (UTC)

Yes, I'm thinking the core of the core now. What's the point in wikipedia if we can't have good articles on what really matters? What actors are really the most important and Cary Grant, Jimmy Stewart and Humphrey are priority for male, Katharine Hepburn, Bette Davis and Audrey Hepburn possibly for female, though both Elizabeth Taylor and Marilyn Monroe both also belong in the central core important/popular ones of course. We have one each now between you (Katharine), me (Cary) and Susie (Marilyn) haha. Davis has been delisted from FA now. I'm rather fond of Natalie Wood, so she might be after Audrey and Bogie. I'm planning on doing Bogie after Audrey but we'll see how it goes, this AH article I reckon will take a couple of months.♦ Dr. Blofeld 18:19, 26 June 2016 (UTC)

Loeba & Doc, have you listened to the podcast "You Must Remember This"? TrueHeartSusie3 (talk) 17:30, 7 July 2016 (UTC)TrueHeartSusie3
I hadn't even heard of it to be honest, but I like the look of it. Seems like good bedtime listening. Thanks for the tip! --Loeba (talk) 16:43, 8 July 2016 (UTC)

Wikipedia:WikiProject Film/Golden Hollywood Contest[edit]

Doc's just started up this contest about topics and articles covering Classical Hollywood cinema. Do express if you are interested or not by signing up under the "Editors Interested" section. Thanks. Face-smile.svg  — Ssven2 Speak 2 me 09:03, 20 August 2016 (UTC)

@Ssven2 and Dr. Blofeld: Cool, great idea, I really hope it takes off! But I'm sure you won't be too surprised if I say I'm unlikely to contribute, given my low activity these days. Sorry but just being honest. Face-smile.svg I can add my name as a token of support, if it helps, but I don't want to give the wrong impression and then disappoint... --Loeba (talk) 21:18, 22 August 2016 (UTC)
Understood, I don't think most of us want to contribute at the moment with so many idiots and personality disorder cases around! Just support for it is fine. I had rather hoped there would be more support for it from people at WP:Film so far. If there's not more support it's never going to run!♦ Dr. Blofeld 08:30, 23 August 2016 (UTC)
Its alright, Loeba. You can support the incentive by just filling your name under editors interested and justify the inclusion of your good self as some of them have done.  — Ssven2 Speak 2 me 10:16, 24 August 2016 (UTC)

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Delicatessen (film)[edit]

Hi Loeba, you seen this film? It's just the quirky sort of film you'd like I think. It's brilliant!♦ Dr. Blofeld 12:53, 6 September 2016 (UTC)

Aw, sorry to disappoint Doc but I'm really not a fan! Jeunet just doesn't agree with me, heh. I saw Ponette last night and boy oh boy, that's one of the most emotionally powerful films I've ever seen. I was in floods by the end! A masterpiece of realism IMO. --Loeba (talk) 17:06, 6 September 2016 (UTC)
Wow, surprised at that. I think it's a brilliant film! Reminds me a bit of Eraserhead at times, similar sort of atmosphere. How could you not like the bed springing and people doing things in tandem and the bathroom flood! The moment that door opened was one of the biggest !!OMG moments in film ever! Do you really not like Amélie either? I thought everybody would like that one! I'll definitely try to see Ponette soon.♦ Dr. Blofeld 11:30, 8 September 2016 (UTC)
I found the aesthetic ugly (that snotty yellow tinge to everything), which is probably intentional but I hated looking at it, and just found it OTT and irritating I'm afraid. Interestingly I think Amelie was the first foreign film I ever saw, when I was about 13, so it's a bit of a landmark in my film viewing...I loved it as a teen but now whenever I catch it on TV I find it pretty annoying. Hey ho. Face-smile.svg Yeah, let me know what you think of Ponette if you see it. It's a fairly simple drama but I was blown away by how authentic it feels. It might be the greatest child performance I've ever seen (and she was only four!) --Loeba (talk) 19:43, 8 September 2016 (UTC)

Beth Grant article is an absolute shambles. Tells us practically nothing. Somebody should give it a serious overhaul sometime!

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Precious anniversary[edit]

Three years ago ...
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film actresses
... you were recipient
no. 681 of Precious,
a prize of QAI!

--Gerda Arendt (talk) 07:23, 3 December 2016 (UTC)

Merry Merry[edit]

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At this wonderful time of year, I would like to give season’s greetings to all the fellow Wikipedians I have interacted with in the past! May you have a wonderful holiday season! MarnetteD|Talk 17:12, 20 December 2016 (UTC)
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The Lobster[edit]

Seasons greetings Loeba. Did you enjoy The Lobster? I thought it was terrific!♦ Dr. Blofeld 15:40, 21 December 2016 (UTC)

Merry Christmas to all![edit]

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Wishing you and yours a Merry Christmas, and a Happy, Glorious, Prosperous New Year! God bless! Face-smile.svg  — Ssven2 Looking at you, kid 11:36, 22 December 2016 (UTC)

WP:Missing Wikipedians[edit]

Hello Loeba. I've added your name to the list linked above due to inactivity. Please remember to remove yourself from the page if you return to Wikipedia. Take care, Snuggums (talk / edits) 05:37, 11 March 2017 (UTC)