I realized, that I asked two questions, that are not specific to a concrete movie, but to the general works of a director:

Nobody objected or tried to close. So they seem OK. Should we codify that in the FAQ?

My suggestion:

If your question generally covers …

  • The works of a director / an actor / a writer related to movies

2 Answers 2


Good suggestion. Questions about the people in/behind movies are more than acceptable in my opinion, as long as they refer to movies in some way.

In other words, I think a question like "Where was Matt Damon born?" would not be acceptable here, but something along the lines of "Did Matt Damon do all his own stunts in the Bourne series?" is a fine, on-topic question.

  • Yes, that's why the addition in parentheses.
    – Mnementh
    Commented Dec 9, 2011 at 13:29
  • Your last sentence doesn't follow from the one preceding it. Did you mean more than acceptable or not acceptable?
    – tshepang
    Commented Dec 9, 2011 at 14:42
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    @Tshepang I mean that the question "Where was Matt Damon born?" has nothing to do with movies so it's not a good fit here. But a question about Matt Damon that related to his movies (in general or a specific movie) is good. Commented Dec 9, 2011 at 14:52
  • @DisgruntledGoat, did matt damon do all those stunts? Commented Jan 18, 2012 at 19:49

I have no problem with questions relating to anything that has to do with making the actual film.

If it turns into "Did Linsay Lohan have her baby this month" Then that will be off-topic.

However, I assume "Did Lindsay Lohan have her baby on the set of Mean Girls 5: The return of the mean" Then that would be On-Topic as something like this can affect filming and the like.

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