I am nominating this for featured list because it is full documentation of films from a period and area which has received fairly little coverage in English-language media. Jstor has a French example, and this is based on an Indonesian list, but this is possibly the first example in English. With the addition of plot information (where available), this is even more detailed than previously existing examples. — Crisco 1492 (talk) 00:22, 3 September 2012 (UTC)
Resolved comments from TBrandley (talk) 00:41, 3 September 2012 (UTC)
Support. Had a look over this one when it was going through peer review (don't let my terrible attempt at signing fool you, that's me alright); was happy with it then and I'm still happy with it now. GRAPPLEX 05:43, 4 September 2012 (UTC)
Comment just a quick one (looks like a tidy list by the way), is there any reason why, say, Si Pitoeng (1931 film) is more notable than Njai Dasima? There are a large number of unlinked films, what differentiates their notability from the linked ones? Or is it just a sneaky way of avoiding red links?! The Rambling Man (talk) 08:55, 5 September 2012 (UTC)
Those already linked are those with articles. I may be able to make another five to ten DYK-able articles with the sources available, but ones like Pat Kiam Hap would never have more than what's there already. Others, like Asmara Moerni, would be stuck as eternal stubs owing to the lack of information available (unless I book a trip to Sinematek Indonesia and spend a couple weeks eating and breathing old film reviews, where possible).
The same issues apply to some of these directors and actors; Heuveldorp has almost nothing on him outside of Loetoeng Kasaroeng, and numerous actors are only known for one role. A couple directors, like Fred Young, F. Carli, and Rd Ariffin, may be doable, but I'm linking as I go. — Crisco 1492 (talk) 09:09, 5 September 2012 (UTC)
So in reality, all of those films are of a similar level of notability so should really be linked... The Rambling Man (talk) 09:12, 5 September 2012 (UTC)
Assuming a national or interlocal (among different cities) release, possible. However, some (like Pat Kiam Hap above) are essentially known from a poster and the director's memory. I could redlink those if consensus is for it, but I wouldn't expect an article on Pat Kiam Hap or such films to survive AFD. — Crisco 1492 (talk) 09:15, 5 September 2012 (UTC)
I think all films that could sustain an article should be linked... The Rambling Man (talk) 09:19, 5 September 2012 (UTC)
Redlinked those which I'm reasonably sure could support an article. — Crisco 1492 (talk) 09:30, 5 September 2012 (UTC)
My ignorance, but you say "the country's dissolution" - I thought the East Indies was a colony, not a country?
Thanks for the extra comments. — Crisco 1492 (talk) 08:22, 26 September 2012 (UTC)
Support - Man, they had a thing for downer endings in the 20s/30s. Only comment- sometimes you italicize plot summaries when they're vague descriptions ("A martial arts story", "A bandit film, based on Zorro") but sometimes you don't ("A love story based in Cibodas", "The story of a winged horse") - what's the reason? --PresN 18:00, 16 October 2012 (UTC)
Standardised, thanks. I ultimately decided that what constitutes "vague" is very subjective so kept it all straight. — Crisco 1492 (talk) 23:19, 16 October 2012 (UTC)
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