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#121

Post by Ebbywebby » January 14th, 2020, 1:31 am

But they STILL haven't accepted me putting Tilda Swinton in the cast. That one detail...nuh uh.

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Post by Ebbywebby » February 7th, 2020, 4:49 pm

Up to 110 adds now. There will be four more coming in the near future.

https://beta.icheckmovies.com/lists/332 ... orted+here

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Post by Cinepolis » February 7th, 2020, 5:58 pm

I can see why Letterboxd uses TMDb as their primary source of information. It's easier to add movies and posters than it is in the IMDb. Adding movies to the IMDb can be especially time-consuming when the movie in question has a huge cast or when there is almost no proof of existence on the internet.

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Post by rnilsson19 » February 11th, 2020, 8:42 pm

Cinepolis wrote:
February 7th, 2020, 5:58 pm
I can see why Letterboxd uses TMDb as their primary source of information. It's easier to add movies and posters than it is in the IMDb. Adding movies to the IMDb can be especially time-consuming when the movie in question has a huge cast or when there is almost no proof of existence on the internet.
Yeah, TMDb is great. I'm constantly making edits, adding new films, improved posters and so forth with so much ease. Doing something on imdb is like filling in a dour application, I've never managed get past the earliest stages whilst adding a new film.

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#125

Post by joachimt » February 20th, 2020, 8:57 pm

Can someone help adding these two to IMDb?

FIRE ON THE MARMARA / FUEGO SOBRE EL MÁRMARA by David Segarra, Venezuela, 2011

RETREAT / RETIRO by Daniela Alatorre, México, 2019
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Post by Cinepolis » February 20th, 2020, 10:50 pm

joachimt wrote:
February 20th, 2020, 8:57 pm
Can someone help adding these two to IMDb?

FIRE ON THE MARMARA / FUEGO SOBRE EL MÁRMARA by David Segarra, Venezuela, 2011

RETREAT / RETIRO by Daniela Alatorre, México, 2019
I added "Fire on the Marmara". That was a tough one.

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Post by Ebbywebby » February 21st, 2020, 5:38 am

Ebbywebby wrote:
February 7th, 2020, 4:49 pm
Up to 110 adds now. There will be four more coming in the near future.

https://beta.icheckmovies.com/lists/332 ... orted+here
113 :)

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Post by joachimt » February 21st, 2020, 6:02 am

Cinepolis wrote:
February 20th, 2020, 10:50 pm
joachimt wrote:
February 20th, 2020, 8:57 pm
Can someone help adding these two to IMDb?

FIRE ON THE MARMARA / FUEGO SOBRE EL MÁRMARA by David Segarra, Venezuela, 2011

RETREAT / RETIRO by Daniela Alatorre, México, 2019
I added "Fire on the Marmara". That was a tough one.
Thanks!
I'll try to do Retiro today.
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Post by joachimt » February 21st, 2020, 8:08 pm

joachimt wrote:
February 21st, 2020, 6:02 am
Cinepolis wrote:
February 20th, 2020, 10:50 pm
joachimt wrote:
February 20th, 2020, 8:57 pm
Can someone help adding these two to IMDb?

FIRE ON THE MARMARA / FUEGO SOBRE EL MÁRMARA by David Segarra, Venezuela, 2011

RETREAT / RETIRO by Daniela Alatorre, México, 2019
I added "Fire on the Marmara". That was a tough one.
Thanks!
I'll try to do Retiro today.
Did it this afternoon. Has already been accepted. Yours is not online yet.
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Post by joachimt » February 22nd, 2020, 7:44 am

Cinepolis wrote:
February 22nd, 2020, 7:19 am
It's online now: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt11827072/
Oh, I searched for Fuego Sobre el Mármara, so it didn't show up. Thanks for posting.
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Post by rnilsson19 » February 22nd, 2020, 12:00 pm

Could anyone help add this one? It's a potential DtC nominee for me.

https://letterboxd.com/film/disintegration-loop-11/
https://www.discogs.com/William-Basinsk ... ase/657178

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Post by ChrisReynolds » April 3rd, 2020, 2:14 pm

I saw that "Justice" (2009) has been nominated for Doubling the Canon. The IMDb entry classifies it as a TV series, but I think it should be a miniseries as it's a single planned lecture course. Does anybody know how to change the title type?

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#134

Post by albajos » April 3rd, 2020, 2:53 pm

Too many episodes to be a mini-series according to imdb's own definitions.

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Post by PeacefulAnarchy » April 3rd, 2020, 4:54 pm

Done. You have to add a keyword for mini-series.

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Post by ChrisReynolds » April 3rd, 2020, 8:36 pm

PeacefulAnarchy wrote:
April 3rd, 2020, 4:54 pm
Done. You have to add a keyword for mini-series.
Thanks. Some of the episodes are incorrectly numbered or duplicated, but I'm fixing them myself.

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Post by albajos » April 8th, 2020, 12:31 pm

Can you please read the contributor section of imdb before changing stuff. 24 EPISODES ARE NOT A MINI SERIES. DO NOT CHANGE STUFF JUST SO IT WILL FIT YOUR PERSONAL REALITY ! (it is not eligible for DtC, and this is Trump level of cheating)

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Post by PeacefulAnarchy » April 8th, 2020, 5:33 pm

It's 12 episodes, though now that I actually see what it is I'm not sure whether it's a mini-series or not.

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Post by albajos » April 9th, 2020, 8:38 am

http://justiceharvard.org/justicecourse/
It's 24 lectures, so then you haven't seen them all

It's not a matter of opinion. It's imdb guidelines

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Post by PeacefulAnarchy » April 9th, 2020, 1:05 pm

albajos wrote:
April 9th, 2020, 8:38 am
http://justiceharvard.org/justicecourse/
It's 24 lectures, so then you haven't seen them all

It's not a matter of opinion. It's imdb guidelines
There's a 12 lecture condensed tv airing, currently on youtube. I thought it was that. Also I've seen all of 2 minutes of it and have no particular interest in seeing any of it.

Imdb's guidelines aren't as strict as they're written. As written mini-series should be 2-4 eps but plenty of 8-12 ep minis are labeled as such on imdb, and big ones that they actually check not like this which can pass under the radar.

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Post by albajos » April 9th, 2020, 1:29 pm

There is a big leap between 4 episodes and 24 episodes.

22-24 is usually a full season, so beliving 24 episodes are considered mini is not close to being accurate in any regard of the word. Particulary when these are 1 hour each.

Of course they are strict, but if nobody reads them, then nobody cares. They push definitions on purpose.

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Post by Mothravka » April 20th, 2020, 3:00 pm

Has anyone had any luck adding new languages to IMDb? What should one do?

I contacted them about adding Burushaski around a year ago, I followed up a couple of times and they said that their team would look into it every time. Asked again a while ago, but they haven't answered and it still isn't there. The other day I noticed that Santali is also missing from the list. Seems like a headache to get this done.

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Post by Fergenaprido » April 20th, 2020, 4:54 pm

Mothravka wrote:
April 20th, 2020, 3:00 pm
Has anyone had any luck adding new languages to IMDb? What should one do?

I contacted them about adding Burushaski around a year ago, I followed up a couple of times and they said that their team would look into it every time. Asked again a while ago, but they haven't answered and it still isn't there. The other day I noticed that Santali is also missing from the list. Seems like a headache to get this done.
They're super slow at adding new languages to the database. I've seen a couple of threads in the get satisfaction about it. Don't know why they're so reluctant, but they are. :shrug:

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Post by Gershwin » May 11th, 2020, 1:46 pm

Does anybody know what's the best way to add a complete series of shorts?

I'm talking about this one: https://www.lacinetek.com/en/tous-les-f ... r-vod.html
It consists of 24 shorts (10-15 minutes) in which women are being interviewed.
The complete series is in one of the Cinetek lists, but it doesn't have an IMDb entry yet. Looks like only one or two of the shorts are there.
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Post by Fergenaprido » May 11th, 2020, 1:58 pm

Gershwin wrote:
May 11th, 2020, 1:46 pm
Does anybody know what's the best way to add a complete series of shorts?

I'm talking about this one: https://www.lacinetek.com/en/tous-les-f ... r-vod.html
It consists of 24 shorts (10-15 minutes) in which women are being interviewed.
The complete series is in one of the Cinetek lists, but it doesn't have an IMDb entry yet. Looks like only one or two of the shorts are there.
Do you know if they were originally released on tv or in theatres? There's not a whole lot of information on that page, and I'm not familiar enough with the films to know for sure.

You might need to add each one individually.

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Post by Gershwin » May 11th, 2020, 2:26 pm

Fergenaprido wrote:
May 11th, 2020, 1:58 pm
Gershwin wrote:
May 11th, 2020, 1:46 pm
Does anybody know what's the best way to add a complete series of shorts?

I'm talking about this one: https://www.lacinetek.com/en/tous-les-f ... r-vod.html
It consists of 24 shorts (10-15 minutes) in which women are being interviewed.
The complete series is in one of the Cinetek lists, but it doesn't have an IMDb entry yet. Looks like only one or two of the shorts are there.
Do you know if they were originally released on tv or in theatres? There's not a whole lot of information on that page, and I'm not familiar enough with the films to know for sure.

You might need to add each one individually.
There's some information on KG:
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This series, produced in 16mm for television, ranges from 1987 to 1991. At the beginning, there was a meeting: on his way home in Paris, intrigued by a studio lit late at night, Alain Cavalier decided to enter it. He met a mattress-maker, and returned shortly afterwards to film the gestures of her craft while she was telling him snippets of her life. Then there will be the spinner, the orangère, the grinder... a total of twenty-four portraits of women in these small endangered crafts of Paris, filmed with a skeleton crew in the same modest way, by which Alain Cavalier, craftsman of cinema, seems to have returned to the source of his art (and craft) as a filmmaker, to record the real and the thrill of life.

1 - The mattress maker (1988) 13 min
2 - The spinner (1988) 13 min
3 - The dipper (1987) 13 min
4 - The orangère (1989) 13 min [an orangère makes wedding crowns]
5 - The embroiderer (1989) 13 min
6 - The lady of the sinks (1988) 13 min
7 - The bookbinder (1989) 13 min
8 - The bistrote (1987) 13 min
9 - The caneuse (1989) 13 min
10 - The ironer (1989) 12 min
11 - The grinder (1986) 13 min
12 - The master glassmaker (1987) 12 min

13 - The illusionist (1992) 12 min
14 - The force-feeder (1991) 12 min
15 - The glass blower (1991)
16 - The shoe-repairer (1991) 12 min
17 - The bowmaker (1991) 11 min
18 - The corsetmaker (1990) 12 min
19 - The florist (1991) 12 min
20 - The piano tuner(1991) 13 min
21 - The roulotteuse (1991) 12 min [the roulotteuse hand-roll silk scarves]
22 - The newspaper seller (1991) 12 min
23 - The novelist 10 minutes
24 - The optician (1991) 12 min
But I doubt if that's enough to make 24 complete IMDb entries. And I also don't really feel like adding 24 separate titles, to be honest - and I bet I'm not the only one. This might well be the reason why it still isn't on IMDb).
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Post by Fergenaprido » May 11th, 2020, 2:51 pm

Hmm, strange how the order is not chronological.

Thanks for that info. I checked it out myself and poked around a little bit more. Seems like it was filmed for tv and likely first broadcast there. So, it could be a bunch of individual tv shorts, or it could be a mini-series/tv series as a whole, with each individual short a separate episode. Found some more production info on film-documentaire.fr and I think there's enough to add to imdb.

I suppose an anthology [mini-]series makes the most sense? Is anyone aware of a similar project on imdb that I could refer to for setup? I don't mind adding the barebones framework of all 24 shorts onto imdb... Should take me a couple of hours, and people can always add more information such as summaries/credits afterward.

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Post by Ebbywebby » May 11th, 2020, 7:42 pm

https://www.icheckmovies.com/lists/film ... ebbywebby/

I added three more films yesterday..see the "New" tab.

Only six of these 117 films have reached five checks, but I'm pleased that a dozen or so of them have been added to other people's lists. DTC nomination lists and "directed by women" lists, especially.

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Post by joachimt » May 11th, 2020, 7:58 pm

Got one check on that list.
I'm tempted to make a list as well of stuff I added to IMDb, so I can show off. :lol:
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Post by Ebbywebby » May 15th, 2020, 9:26 pm

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt9134710/

Hey, this is pretty cool. I added this film to IMDb and it has been rated by *54 people* now.

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Post by PeacefulAnarchy » May 16th, 2020, 4:15 pm

Gershwin wrote:
May 11th, 2020, 2:26 pm
Fergenaprido wrote:
May 11th, 2020, 1:58 pm
Gershwin wrote:
May 11th, 2020, 1:46 pm
Does anybody know what's the best way to add a complete series of shorts?

I'm talking about this one: https://www.lacinetek.com/en/tous-les-f ... r-vod.html
It consists of 24 shorts (10-15 minutes) in which women are being interviewed.
The complete series is in one of the Cinetek lists, but it doesn't have an IMDb entry yet. Looks like only one or two of the shorts are there.
Do you know if they were originally released on tv or in theatres? There's not a whole lot of information on that page, and I'm not familiar enough with the films to know for sure.

You might need to add each one individually.
There's some information on KG:
SpoilerShow
This series, produced in 16mm for television, ranges from 1987 to 1991. At the beginning, there was a meeting: on his way home in Paris, intrigued by a studio lit late at night, Alain Cavalier decided to enter it. He met a mattress-maker, and returned shortly afterwards to film the gestures of her craft while she was telling him snippets of her life. Then there will be the spinner, the orangère, the grinder... a total of twenty-four portraits of women in these small endangered crafts of Paris, filmed with a skeleton crew in the same modest way, by which Alain Cavalier, craftsman of cinema, seems to have returned to the source of his art (and craft) as a filmmaker, to record the real and the thrill of life.

1 - The mattress maker (1988) 13 min
2 - The spinner (1988) 13 min
3 - The dipper (1987) 13 min
4 - The orangère (1989) 13 min [an orangère makes wedding crowns]
5 - The embroiderer (1989) 13 min
6 - The lady of the sinks (1988) 13 min
7 - The bookbinder (1989) 13 min
8 - The bistrote (1987) 13 min
9 - The caneuse (1989) 13 min
10 - The ironer (1989) 12 min
11 - The grinder (1986) 13 min
12 - The master glassmaker (1987) 12 min

13 - The illusionist (1992) 12 min
14 - The force-feeder (1991) 12 min
15 - The glass blower (1991)
16 - The shoe-repairer (1991) 12 min
17 - The bowmaker (1991) 11 min
18 - The corsetmaker (1990) 12 min
19 - The florist (1991) 12 min
20 - The piano tuner(1991) 13 min
21 - The roulotteuse (1991) 12 min [the roulotteuse hand-roll silk scarves]
22 - The newspaper seller (1991) 12 min
23 - The novelist 10 minutes
24 - The optician (1991) 12 min
But I doubt if that's enough to make 24 complete IMDb entries. And I also don't really feel like adding 24 separate titles, to be honest - and I bet I'm not the only one. This might well be the reason why it still isn't on IMDb).
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May 11th, 2020, 2:51 pm
Hmm, strange how the order is not chronological.

Thanks for that info. I checked it out myself and poked around a little bit more. Seems like it was filmed for tv and likely first broadcast there. So, it could be a bunch of individual tv shorts, or it could be a mini-series/tv series as a whole, with each individual short a separate episode. Found some more production info on film-documentaire.fr and I think there's enough to add to imdb.

I suppose an anthology [mini-]series makes the most sense? Is anyone aware of a similar project on imdb that I could refer to for setup? I don't mind adding the barebones framework of all 24 shorts onto imdb... Should take me a couple of hours, and people can always add more information such as summaries/credits afterward.
There's plenty of info (in French at least) to justify and fill out entries for all 24 shorts. Here's a nice starting point: http://www.film-documentaire.fr/4DACTIO ... ilm/3507_0
As for an overarching entry I don't see any sourcing for it being a TV series of any sort (not saying it wasn't just that my first search isn't finding anything). From what I'm seeing one VHS of 12 was released in 1987, a second in 1991 and the several DVDs of everything together have been released since. I can't tell if the VHS are the original release or if there were screenings or if it was on TV.

Histoire(s) du cinema is probably a good model

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Post by matthewscott8 » May 16th, 2020, 11:49 pm

Got a really fast turnaround on adding a new movie today, submitted and was on the IMDb when I check 8 hours later. One of my favourite movies, O Horizon (2018 - The Otolith Group). https://www.imdb.com/title/tt12333482/?ref_=rt_li_tt

The only item left for me in terms of adding stuff to IMDb is maybe a biggie. Manuel Knapp is an avant garde animator, but he's not on IMDb. I love his accerlerated lines~ which was a featured short here once. But I recently watched prospect of doom~ which is a feature and it blew me away.

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