Wikipedia:Featured article candidates/Blade Runner/Archive1

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Blade Runner[edit]

This page meets all standards for a Featured Article. Not only that, its topic is extremely prominent -- "The film was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry in 1993." Finally, the topic of the film is perhaps the most important moral question of all: What is human?

No need to bore you with a hasty review -- please see the article yourself, and judge it on its merits. — Xiongtalk 08:43, 2005 Apr 16 (UTC)

Object. This page does not meet the standards for FA, I am afraid. 1) No references. If external links were used, format according to Wikipedia:Cite sources. 2) Too meny bullet points. Try converting into normal paragraphs. 3) Trivia section, especially in bullet form, is generally looked down upon, although I can understand it may have some room in the film articles. 4) move external links from the main body to external link section, use Wikipedia:Footnotes if you want to have main body linked directly to the source 5) the entire 'Further reading on this controversy' section needs to be rewritten/gone since it is essentially a bullet list of external links. 6) the article is NOT comprehensive - I see no mention of the fame of this film, of its gigantic influence on later science-fiction films (from Ghost In The Shell to Matrix and A.I., to name just a few) or its awards [1]. --Piotr Konieczny aka Prokonsul Piotrus Talk 10:47, 16 Apr 2005 (UTC)
Actually, there are couple of references -- look down at the bottom for the mention of Future Noir, which is one of the 2 books listed. (And which is also a very good book on Blade Runner.) However, this merely supports your other criticism of this article -- that it needs better organization or structure. If these references could be tied back into the article with footnotes, I believe that would help in part to address these two points. -- llywrch 23:13, 18 Apr 2005 (UTC)
  • Object. Although I was pleasantly surprised by the way the article evolved since last time I read it (Dec 2004), I'm afraid I agree with Piotrus on all points. Phils 12:17, 16 Apr 2005 (UTC)
  • Not really an objection, but I note that this has no comparison between the book and the movie. Morwen - Talk 17:26, 16 Apr 2005 (UTC)
    • Comment only: It kind of can't be compared to the book, as the movie isn't really based on one Dick work, but two. Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep is only related to the movie in the vaguest of ways, so it may well be apropriate to discuss the film as a sui generis work that is only inspired by Dick's work, rather than based upon or adapted from it. Not meaning to be quarelsome, but that movie, in particular, seems so far away from its sources as to not really be considered in comparison at all. Geogre 02:35, 17 Apr 2005 (UTC)
      • That para could probably be added to the article. Still, I object. Too many red links. And I mean that literally. The writers' names are linked at least three times, and they should be blue links to make this a featured-quality article. I also strongly object to inline external links. Put them in the External Links and References sections, that's what they're for. RickK 08:33, Apr 17, 2005 (UTC)
      • Agree with RickK - this therefore requires inclusion in the movie. Additionally, there seems to be no synopsis of the movie, or explanation of the plot - there are enough fragments scattered throughout the article so you could make a pretty good guess, but 90% of the analysis of the movie requires having actually seen it to make sense. Morwen - Talk 19:54, 17 Apr 2005 (UTC)
  • Object. I have been contributing specially to the debate over deckard is human or a replicant, and I agree with Piotrus. I would add that there is, for me, too much unreferenced analysis from a single author (RoyBoy), and that doesn't make it a good article, but some kind of original work about Blade Runner and not a real wikipedia article. vaceituno 00:00 18 Apr 2005 (UTC)