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Please join the discussion[edit]

Hey All, I started a conversation about adaptation vs "based on" on P144's talk page please join the discussion, Sadads (talk)

Modelling of hierarchical animation creation[edit]

Please give me an advice how to better model Happy Merry-Go-Round (Q4109736)? It has 48 annual vypusks (issue? release?), each is published as a whole animation film (~10 min) but consists of 2-4 sujets. Each sujet is also distributed as a separated short film (example: Antoshka (Q7475124)). If I create item per each issue how should I connect sujet-issue-whole franchise? --Infovarius (talk) 15:53, 21 June 2019 (UTC)

@Infovarius: I think this could be modelled as a anthology film (Q336144); to connect the sujets to the film you could use part of (P361) and there is also number of parts of this work of art (P2635) for the number of short films in a vypusk. (I did something similar with Fantasia (Q943192)) . Valentina.Anitnelav (talk) 07:30, 7 August 2019 (UTC)

Fast way of adding episode names to season items[edit]

Is there a fast way of adding episode names to season items? Manually entering 22~ episode per season is not really what I want to do. --Gonnym (talk) 21:50, 30 June 2019 (UTC)

@Gonnym: You can use SPARQL to check for existing labels ( or shorter: and use QuickStatements to add episode names (with something like this
Q10945181|Len|"Honor Thy Father"

). It's not that easy but might be fast.--CENNOXX (talk) 14:24, 1 July 2019 (UTC)

Doesn't seem any faster than manually entering the data to be honest. I was hoping there might have been a tool a missed that can extract the lists of names and ordinals from an episode table in a article. --Gonnym (talk) 14:42, 1 July 2019 (UTC)

Entering curated movie lists[edit]

Is there a preferred way to enter lists of movies curated by institutions, e.g. AFI's 100 Years...100 Movies. This particular list has two editions (1998 and 2007). Citizen Kane is the top movie in both of them. Could we add "part of series" in CK's entity item, reference the Q719345 entity with "series ordinal" set to 1? Or would we rather add "part of" to Q719345 with 100 entries, each pointing to one of the list entries? How could the different editions be specified? Is there any type of film list entered into Wikidata that might serve as an example?-- 18:19, 6 August 2019 (UTC)

Columbo (1): seasons[edit]

Thanks to No Time to Die (Q66619706), I noticed that we missed out on that series.

It has a few interesting aspects, notably that there seem to be different ways of slicing it into seasons. I solved this by creating two "season 10" items:

and setting one to preferred.

I'm not quite sure what to do with "special episodes" (Q3964548). Maybe that could be a third way of ordering them. --- Jura 11:14, 22 August 2019 (UTC)

the 10th season is 3 episodes, the other ones are special episodes. It's the English Wikipedia that should split the page --Lombres (talk) 11:59, 28 August 2019 (UTC)
I added a reference for the two season claims at Q66619706. I couldn't find one for the "special episode" claim, but it should probably be doable as well. Accordingly, it doesn't really matter what enwiki does. --- Jura 21:48, 14 September 2019 (UTC)

Columbo (2): character types[edit]

murderer (Q66684895) and murder victim (Q66684901) are nicely summarized on w:List_of_Columbo_episodes#Season_1_(1971–72).

I wasn't sure if these should be added with characters (P674) or with has parts of the class (P2670) on Columbo (Q371207). I used the later for now (Q371207#P2670).

On the episode items, I think this could be added with the object has role (P3831)-qualifier to the cast list. This leaves room for the "character role" being used for an item with the actual character. --- Jura 11:14, 22 August 2019 (UTC)

Bechdel test based on unreliable source[edit]

A lot of films have the property has quality (P1552) with "fails the bechdel test" (Q45172088) or "passes the Bechdel Test" (Q45171911). For those of you who don't know what the Bechdel test is, see here. However, these statements are often based on only one reference, the website Bechdel Test Movie List (Q45150204, link), which is completely user-generated. It's actually a forum. The source is totally unreliable, so I would send a bot to delete all of the Bechdel test statements that cite that source, if we all agree --Lombres (talk) 12:05, 28 August 2019 (UTC)

Is there any reliable source for this information? May be to delete the property completely? --Infovarius (talk) 14:46, 29 August 2019 (UTC)
@Infovarius: if some critic says it, a book or article may be a reliable source. Anyway, I will delete every statement that's based on that source, I'm just learning how to find qualifiers through queries --Lombres (talk) 13:34, 1 September 2019 (UTC)

Random film items to improve[edit]

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Pictogram voting comment.svg Notified participants of WikiProject Movies

As one of the project goals is to improve items, I added a random selection at

It picks from items with the lowest number of statements and should update daily.

There is also a list that only takes items with a sitelink to English Wikipedia at WikiProject_Movies/reports/random/film/enwiki. --- Jura 21:46, 14 September 2019 (UTC)

Thank you @Jura1:. I created a version for Arabic Wikipedia since most of the Arabic items need improvement. Could you please explain what "?count" and "?rnd" refer to? --FShbib (talk) 17:30, 26 September 2019 (UTC)
@FShbib: Cool. Thanks for doing that.
BTW, there is no requirement to display the numbers in "columns=". --- Jura 18:16, 26 September 2019 (UTC)

movies parts of a film festival edition (Q27787439)[edit]


I wanted to model the movies that are part of this year’s slash Filmfestival (Q27981131) (also have to create items for all these editions ^_^), but I have found neither guidelines nor example items where this is done. Would that be in scope? And how would we do it? Most obvious would be has part (P527) but if I recall correctly it has a mandatory inverse property, and I could not find any good subproperty of it (tracklist (P658) nor list of works (P1455) have different domains).

Any thoughts? :) Jean-Fred (talk) 07:51, 23 September 2019 (UTC)