Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Film/American cinema task force
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Archived old addressed threads
I've archived some old and/or addressed threads. Addressed means for example notifications for deletion discussions that have since been closed.
I think we should set some guidelines for this. We have a problem when The Hangover Part III is rated as mid-importance. Okay. I propose these rules: -We base importance on encylopedic/informational importance. Ie, if you are film school, will they ask you about Star Wars, or will they ask you about Hitchcock? This is too focused on recentivist cultural importance, so classic silents are rated below shitty new movies in importance. In 50 years, what will we think is important? So some principles. Firstly, just because American film is more specific than regular film doesn't mean we should automatically move everything up one in importance from wikiproject film. Things moderately important to film as a whole can also be moderately important to American film. 1. No people should be top-importance. Period. No films should be top-importance. Only articles which talk about defining American cinema as a whole should be top importance. Ie, Cinema of the United States. "Classical Hollywood Cinema". 2. Most "high-importance" articles should be of influential concepts not restricted to a single person or work- Entities like "MGM", and things like "New Hollywood", "Westerns", "film noir". Films included are the kind which were masterpieces and/or pioneering for the medium, those called "the best X ever". "Casablanca", "Citizen Kane", blahblahblah. Very few people are of high importance. Basically just the people mentioned here are of high importance, though they needn't be included in this project as they are well-served by the biography project. In fact, most actors should not be in this project since they aren't the focus of film criticism. But directors like Griffith and Hitchcock are high importance. 3. Mid-importance includes the popular or critically acclaimed actors and directors not listed there, and works such as "Avatar". 4. Low-importance is everything else. --Monochrome_Monitor 20:28, 23 December 2015 (UTC) Your thoughts on this criteria? So, yeah. I don't think I'm changing the importance correctly but right now it's pretty bad. Casablanca was ranked as low-importance. --Monochrome_Monitor 21:40, 23 December 2015 (UTC)
Production of Key Largo
A relatively small matter but, after 9 years, no-one has bothered to address a simple question about this classic movie. Though not a film connoisseur, I have read the article in question and believe it is well below WP standards. Cheers, Bjenks (talk) 06:30, 19 January 2016 (UTC)
I have nominated Bette Davis for a featured article review here. Please join the discussion on whether this article meets featured article criteria. Articles are typically reviewed for two weeks. If substantial concerns are not addressed during the review period, the article will be moved to the Featured Article Removal Candidates list for a further period, where editors may declare "Keep" or "Delist" the article's featured status. The instructions for the review process are here. DrKay (talk) 11:37, 8 March 2016 (UTC)