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A blueprint for France?

Hello, I am a member of the French Film Task Force. Among other things I have provided a whole lot of wikitables for the filmographies of French stars such as Alain Delon, Jean Marais etc. I have also written a number of articles on French films, occasionally even in French. Most recently I rewrote some general film articles including film director and film producer. Hereby I became aware of Luc Besson's achievements. The whole French industry seems to moan about declining exports. The whole industry? No, one single company doesn't. EuropaCorp that is. EuropaCorp with its self-confident, international approach could be a blueprint for a French resurgence in regards to exports. I mean, did Besson ever complain the Germans were too strong or something? Wasn't Constantin film earlier on so much more successful than EuropaCorp? Whenever I watch Besson's early films I wonder if he is crazy, but hey, maybe that is exactly what it takes to create a miracle. Really, I beseech you to assess the importance of this article again and to help me to brush up the article. Please look into it. N'hesitez pas, s'il vous plaît. NordhornerII (talk)

Ne pas oublier Jennifer Ayache (Fille de Chantal Lauby) as the Little Girl at the Cinema Exit[edit]

I think you may forgot the little girl when Chantal Lauby fell down exiting the movie theater.



German Exile Periodicals in France[edit]

I am working on German-language exile periodicals published in France from 1933-1945. I am currently working on a draft for an article on the Sozialistische Warte, hopefully to be up soon!

New Wikipedia Library donations[edit]

Hello all, I wanted to let you know of two recent donations we just opened up at the Wikipedia Library: WP:Cairn and WP:Erudit. Please sign up for the accounts if you think you can use them. Cheers, Nikkimaria (talk) 00:04, 18 June 2015 (UTC)

Rewbell or Reubell?[edit]

We currently have an article for Jean-François Rewbell (a member of the French Directory) and his son, Jean-Jacques Reubell (a Napoleonic general). Any ideas on which spelling we should run with? Alansplodge (talk) 16:52, 2 July 2015 (UTC)

The French Wikipedia uses "Reubell" for both. Bms4880 (talk) 17:46, 2 July 2015 (UTC)
The French Wikipedia as well as French dictionaries, say both spellings are in use. We probably should run with Reubell, but that would be for the only purpose of correct pronounciation, and that should not imply forgetting the other spelling. Akseli9 (talk) 18:36, 2 July 2015 (UTC)
True, both spellings should be mentioned in the lede. Bms4880 (talk) 19:01, 2 July 2015 (UTC)
Okay, should we change one to be consistent? Alansplodge (talk) 16:48, 3 July 2015 (UTC)

Copyright Violation Detection - EranBot Project[edit]

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New regions in 2016[edit]

On 1 January 2016, the number of regions will be reduced from 27 to 18. I have just posted questions on Wikidata and WP-fr to determine if hierarchy data can be stored on Wikidata and then used to update infoboxes on other WP projects, including WP-en, mainly in relation to new arrondissements in Bas-Rhin and I asked if similar changes have been made in other departments. Since a bot would be needed for such changes, it seems like a good time to adjust the "region" parameter of infoboxes in regions affected by the upcoming changes. I have one question for input from others:

Should the region parameter include the new region and the former region (on separate lines)?

This would be helpful in areas where the current region is well-known and would allow the new regions to be added before the change, as well as inform readers of the upcoming change. Because they have until 1 July 2016 to choose a name, they are tentatively known by a name that combines the names of the current regions, eg. Alsace-Champagne-Ardenne-Lorraine. In such cases, we could use the acronym for these regions. For Strasbourg, for example: Alsace (1982-2015) line...ACAL (effective 1 Jan 2016). AHeneen (talk) 21:32, 3 July 2015 (UTC)

remote Visiting scholar for DePaul University[edit]

Finding info about the French school of Baghdad[edit]

I'm trying to find info about any French, American, British, or German international schools that were in Baghdad prior to the Gulf War.

Some sources which may talk about French international schools:

Impr. nationale, 1935. p. 46. Do you know any from these types of journals which discuss the French school of Baghdad? WhisperToMe (talk) 17:18, 1 August 2015 (UTC)

People of the Elizabethan era[edit]

A category discussion is taking place here that may interest this project. Laurel Lodged (talk) 20:21, 6 September 2015 (UTC)

Jean Prestet[edit]

The article on 17th century mathematician Jean Prestet could be greatly expanded by this scholarly article in French. If anyone wants to take that on, I would appreciate it, as I am not a speaker myself. Karl Dickman talk 22:53, 7 September 2015 (UTC)

Relevant AfD[edit]

Hello there! Care to comment at Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Netatmo? Best, FoCuS contribs; talk to me! 14:41, 10 September 2015 (UTC)

title capitalization[edit]

I'd like to rename École normale supérieure to Écoles normales supérieures and rename Ecole Normale Supérieure to École normale supérieure. These changes reflect the usage in the respective articles. Any cons? Thanks. fgnievinski (talk) 16:01, 17 September 2015 (UTC)