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OK. The last time I had this issue, I think I tried to tag it with "original subtitled version." Didn't seem to give me what I wanted.
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https://www.icheckmovies.com/search/mov ... experiment

Not quite on-topic for the thread, but I imported a slew of "NBC Experiment in Television" episodes to ICM today. Looks like some really interesting stuff, though much of it probably isn't available online. I saw The Cube awhile ago, and I did easily find streams of the Marshall McLuhan, Fellini and Buckminster Fuller episodes.

There's also one further episode that, for some reason, was transferred without the "NBC Experiment in Television" prefix.

https://www.icheckmovies.com/movies/dre ... +mountain/
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Povratak srpskih pobednika (1913) - IMDb

I want to add this film to the database of a Dutch website (MovieMeter.nl) and in order to do so, I need to know the director of this documentary. The introduction mentions Dyoka Bogdanovich, among others, as its producer. Could he also be the director? The Jugoslovenska Kinoteka released his Balkan Wars documentaries and news reels on Blu Ray.

Anyone able to help me out?
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Harco wrote: April 10th, 2019, 6:20 pm Povratak srpskih pobednika (1913) - IMDb

I want to add this film to the database of a Dutch website (MovieMeter.nl) and in order to do so, I need to know the director of this documentary. The introduction mentions Dyoka Bogdanovich, among others, as its producer. Could he also be the director? The Jugoslovenska Kinoteka released his Balkan Wars documentaries and news reels on Blu Ray.

Anyone able to help me out?
https://vimeo.com/229791253

The intro lists four editors at :56...maybe listing those names would be your best bet, since the film apparently involved multiple cameramen working independently in different locations.
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My contribution history indicates I've now added 93 films to IMDb.

I thought I'd click through them and see how many have been "appreciated" (in other words, RATED by anyone).

Only seven, so far. Heh.

The Midnight Parasites
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt9134710/
19 ratings —> 6.7 (the high tally probably has a lot to do with me sharing this film to this forum's anime thread. AND…someone added a poster of some kind.)
(ICM checks: 8)

A Joy
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt8211910/
7 ratings —> 5.9, and someone added a poster to this one too.
(ICM checks: 4)

A MAL GAM A
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt8110648/
7 ratings —> 6.7, and another added poster.
(ICM checks: 3)

Solar Breath
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt8710072/
6 ratings —> 7.0
(ICM checks: 2)

Then there are three films directed by Emily Richardson.

Nocturne
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt8751014/
6 ratings —> 5.8
(ICM checks: 4)

Redshift
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt9134540/
5 ratings —> 7.0
(ICM checks: 2)

Aspect
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt9134476/
5 rating —> 6.4
(ICM checks: 2...there are about 50 films that only Insomnius and me have checked)
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PeacefulAnarchy wrote: February 23rd, 2019, 9:52 pm
Ebbywebby wrote: February 23rd, 2019, 9:39 pm I've added six more since my previous post, but never mind...I just have a question.

I'm having trouble figuring out how to create the standard foreign-film title format you see on IMDb...where it says a title at the top and then "original title: [non-English title]" underneath in smaller letters. As yet, I've only managed to get the alternate title added in the "Also Known As" list further down the page. Tips?
You have to tag them correctly:
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In this case Complete title is wrong. Complete title is for a film whose release title is a shortened version of a longer title, so the longer title would be tagged "complete title."
Alternate language titles are pretty much always either:
"imdb display title" when the film had an official release in that country/language and this is the title it was released with. This is what makes it display the way you're looking for
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one of the "literal title" tags when the translation is unofficial. This won't make it display in the header but allows people to search with it.

Also, unless it's a release that had different titles in US/Canada/UK/Aus the country/Language should say International English title not USA.
Thanks for this! I added a film to IMDb yesterday and this is the exact info I needed to get the alternate English title added. I went ahead and submitted an update following these guidelines, so hopefully that will get it resolved.

It was this film by the way: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt10226016/. I had to get it added so I could put it in this list for A Guide to Cinephilia which is adopted from an article written by Korean film critic Jung Sung-Il: https://www.icheckmovies.com/lists/a+gu ... beasterne/
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Sightly off-topic, but I just stumbled upon this page: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt4373884/

This is the first time I've seen imdb display non-Germanic non-Romantic accents and other special characters for a title name (or person's name). If this isn't just a fluke, it may be that they've made some changes and now accept these special characters, which may mean we can finally have more accurate Slavic, Baltic, Finno-Ugric, Turkic, and Icelandic transcriptions for titles (Oddly, tmdb already allows for most of these characters on their site). And maybe people's names to follow. I'm way more excited about this than I should be. :circle:
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Ebbywebby wrote: April 20th, 2019, 8:43 pm My contribution history indicates I've now added 93 films to IMDb.
I've only added 7, 6 norwegian and 1 danish. (and many many episodes) But many more to come. We have a digital library available to everyone with a norwegian library card now, and a lot of those are not on imdb

I do have a gold badge with "Lifetime Total 1,000+" though. So it doesn't seem that there is too many people adding stuff to imdb, but rather a selected few.

Little Fair Maid (2004) 7 votes - 6.3
Play (2003) 49 votes - 5.0

are the only ones with 5+ votes
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How can you find out how many you added? I have 306 contributions, but those also include runtimes and stuff like that.

I've got that same badge btw, but to be honest I don't even know what most of those badges mean. You can click on them to get an explanation, but what do these numbers mean?

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Ctrl+F

" New Title - "

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Lifetime total is the complete number of additions or corrections. Keywords, People, Roles, Akas, Quotes, Runtimes etc. So you'll get 1000 easy by adding a few features or adding episodes.
Lifetime Title - All new ttXXXXX-pages. So movies, shorts, episodes erc (I have 7 normal, but 25+ here because of epiodes)
Lifetime Plot - Adding synopsis and plots
Lifetime Trivia - Adding trivia to the trivia page
Lifetime Image - Adding posters, stills and publicity shots
Lifetime Filmo - Would be new people (Cast & Crew) on the database
Lifetime Name - Would also be new people on the database. So maybe it's just character names
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154 new titles for me then.
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joachimt wrote: May 1st, 2019, 5:16 pm 154 new titles for me then.
I'm in that range, too.
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albajos wrote: May 1st, 2019, 4:24 pm Lifetime Filmo - Would be new people (Cast & Crew) on the database
Lifetime Name - Would also be new people on the database. So maybe it's just character names
I could be wrong about this, but I believe that each cast and crew credit you submit (whether for a new person or an established person) counts toward the Lifetime FIlmo, whereas the Lifetime Name includes only submissions of new people getting their first credit listed in the database.
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gromit82 wrote: May 2nd, 2019, 2:50 am
albajos wrote: May 1st, 2019, 4:24 pm Lifetime Filmo - Would be new people (Cast & Crew) on the database
Lifetime Name - Would also be new people on the database. So maybe it's just character names
I could be wrong about this, but I believe that each cast and crew credit you submit (whether for a new person or an established person) counts toward the Lifetime FIlmo, whereas the Lifetime Name includes only submissions of new people getting their first credit listed in the database.
That is my understanding as well.
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Yes, if Filmo is short for Filmography that makes sense
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Is adding an official site a requirement? I added 3 miscellaneous links for Solomon's American Falls, but it looks like there's no official website of it.
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XxXApathy420XxX wrote: May 4th, 2019, 8:57 pm Is adding an official site a requirement? I added 3 miscellaneous links for Solomon's American Falls, but it looks like there's no official website of it.
Not at all, in fact an official site doesn't really help (besides confirming info that I'm pretty sure no one ever checks). The point of links is just to show someone out there actually cares about this film and/or that it has (or will have) public screenings and isn't just your home movie.
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Haha, cool. Maybe I'll add mine as an iCM-list as well to see who has the biggest e-penis. :P
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joachimt wrote: July 24th, 2019, 5:37 pm
Haha, cool. Maybe I'll add mine as an iCM-list as well to see who has the biggest e-penis. :P
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I wonder if someone could add these three music videos in IMDb:
Kenna: Hell Bent
Röyksopp: Remind Me
OutKast: B.O.B.

I'd like to add them to a music video list on ICM (https://www.icheckmovies.com/lists/slan ... 2003/erde/), but I cannot do it because they seem not to be on IMDb yet. And I'm afraid that I have no idea how to add films in IMDb, because I don't use it actively. :mellow:
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I'll see if I can find some data for the Røyksopp one and add it.
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Thank you, albajos!
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https://beta.icheckmovies.com/movies?fi ... ungerer%27

I didn't add these to IMDb so I'm somewhat off-topic here, but I imported 31 Walter Ungerer films from IMDb to ICM yesterday. Let the orgy of retroactive checking begin!

I haven't added any new films to IMDb lately, but I do have a list of 10-11 bookmarked shorts to watch that aren't on IMDb. "Volcano Saga" (Joan Jonas, 1989) is likely to be next, once I get around to seeing it (I think it's on ubu.com).
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erde wrote: October 24th, 2019, 6:33 pm Thank you, albajos!
https://www.icheckmovies.com/movies/royksopp+remind+me/

But it will take some time before you can add it to lists, I think
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albajos wrote: October 25th, 2019, 1:53 pm
erde wrote: October 24th, 2019, 6:33 pm Thank you, albajos!
https://www.icheckmovies.com/movies/royksopp+remind+me/

But it will take some time before you can add it to lists, I think
Lately I noticed that delay is gone.
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Thank you again! There it is on the list now. :thumbsup:
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I’ve only added a handful of things to IMDb, I usually don’t bother but I’ve been trying to add all the 5th generation stuff recently. I added 3 yesterday and one got knocked back :(
What’s the best advice for the explanation of why you don’t have enough info?
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What's the movie? The best solution is to find more info. Otherwise justify why the source of your info is reliable enough to be sure that the film is real and not already on imdb despite the limited info.
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PeacefulAnarchy wrote: December 16th, 2019, 6:21 am What's the movie? The best solution is to find more info. Otherwise justify why the source of your info is reliable enough to be sure that the film is real and not already on imdb despite the limited info.
Mutiny by He Qun. I even provided a link to the full movie!
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Was your submission missing any of the required things? It was probably auto-denied for not hitting some benchmark. I'd assume a link to the comments with the movie link would be enough but I don't know.

Quick google search says there's a release and everything and there are bunch of links to reputable sites that mention it, so I'd just dump a bunch of the links that mention it in the misc links section. That has always gotten me through.
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Le retour. Aux Champs-Elysées (1899) is named Concours d’automobiles fleuries (départ) (1899) on TMDb. The latter name also appears in the Lumière catalogue. Shouldn't we rename the IMDb entry?
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Harco wrote: December 27th, 2019, 3:18 pm Le retour. Aux Champs-Elysées (1899) is named Concours d’automobiles fleuries (départ) (1899) on TMDb. The latter name also appears in the Lumière catalogue. Shouldn't we rename the IMDb entry?
I wouldn't bother. Officially it should be the name that is on screen at the first public screening of the movie. Unless you've got a time machine, it's hard to proof. The clip is included in several compilations and there it's called "Le retour. Aux Champs-Elysées". Maybe at least you can add the other title as AKA, so it shows up at a search.
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Just added it as alternative title - thanks!
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I tried to add the Joan Jonas video "Volcano Saga" (1989) to IMDb and had it rejected. That's a first. They must be tightening the rules. I'm supposed to resubmit with further documentation added. Bleh.
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Ebbywebby wrote: January 10th, 2020, 8:30 am I tried to add the Joan Jonas video "Volcano Saga" (1989) to IMDb and had it rejected. That's a first. They must be tightening the rules. I'm supposed to resubmit with further documentation added. Bleh.
If you look at your contribution history, it should give you reasons on why it was rejected.
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I did. I told you. They want further documentation. This is pickier than they've ever been before. I gave them three different links demonstrating the film's official existence.
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Ebbywebby: It looks like Volcano Saga has been added to IMDb despite the rejection:
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt11581036/

Maybe they re-considered your submission? From the data I can see, it appears to have been added quite recently.
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I re-submitted it and managed to pass the test.
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