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Should questions about which artist sang or played a song or music in a movie be allowed?

A question of mine, "Boys Don't Cry (1999 film): Who is the band or artist that played the cover of the song, “Boys Don't Cry”, by The Cure, in this film?" was recently closed as off-topic. What is ...
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Do we want web-series on-topic here?

Warning!! Poor examples ahead!!!! Day[9] Daily The Guild Journey Quest Pioneer One Mortal Kombat : Legacy Daredevil Hemlock Grove Among other series are popular web-only series that air on a regular ...
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Is this question about Blu-Ray digital formats off-topic?

This asks about different digital formats, while not explicitly about how to play them, just the difference. Would this type of question be on topic due to it relating to digital movie format or ...
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How do you distinguish when a question should be asked at SE movies vs. SE scifi?

There are a lot of questions on http://scifi.stackexchange.com which relate to Sci Fi movies and TV shows. It seems like this site would be the place to ask those questions. Is there a difference ...
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Need an appropriate way to rephrase a soundtrack question

I am curious to see what movies had an original song (or album) composed for the movie itself. I phrased it this way: What are the top five soundtracks... but it was closed as being off topic ...
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Please elaborate or clear up the FAQ with regards to what is considered off-topic?

So I was watching an episode of Unforgettable on the weekend, and could not help but be intrigued by the car driven by Carrie during the show, and since I live in South Africa, where the specific car ...
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Are asking-for-resources questions considered as off-topic?

Reading the FAQs, I found that asking-for-resources questions is not covered in the FAQs. Can I ask asking-for-resources questions in the main site, such as: Are there any resources that explain how ...
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Are movie and TV show recommendations on-topic?

In my opinion, movie and TV show recommendations should be off-topic on our site. The following is an example for that, and I voted to close. Some TV Shows like “The Big Bang Theory” If mods agree ...
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Should adult movies really be on-topic? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Are adult movies (as far as industry, actors, etc… are concerned) on topic? We've gotten two posts about adult movies in the last 24 hours. Do we really want questions ...
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Are “First movie to do X” questions good?

To me, this question seems like a dressed-up list question (or at least, the first part is and the second part is justification for it being legitimate). It may be this particular question that's a ...
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Are where can I locate old film / TV show questions valid?

Slightly different from "Where can I buy X?" questions, are questions about locating archives which may contain old films or old TV episodes valid? I thought they were valid and posted three of them ...
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Should movie trivia questions be closed?

Should we allow questions that are intended for trivia? e.g: Who played _ in __ movie / tv ? How many seasons did _ have? Who produced __ show? What was that movie that had __ (person) in it?
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Are questions about cinematography on topic?

Are questions germaine to the idea of cinematography on-topic? More specifically, questions that relate to developing or creating movies.
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Music videos on topic?

Are questions about music videos on-topic? I can easily see the FAQ being adapted to include music videos: Analysis of content or theme of all forms of Music videos Identifying a Music video ...
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Are adult movies (as far as industry, actors, etc… are concerned) on topic?

I asked the question in a way that I think should avoid offending anyone (e.g. "no links to adult sites or names of porn movies in answers, please"). Who was the first actor/actress who made the move ...
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Should we merge with TV?

Now that Television is on-topic for the Movies site, I move that we include TV completely, and invite people following the TV proposal to come hang out with us. I noted in another answer that being ...
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Why limit the scope of television?

While am I personally against the merging of television and movies, it seems the community is for it, so I'll go along. However, as stated in Final TV Decision: However, Works of Non-...
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What about asking for country-specific outlets for certain subsets of movies?

My wife and I love Chinese movies, but we haven't yet found a feasible way of watching them on our television that is not illegal. We're interested in paying for them legitimately. They simply don't ...
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Is the question on projection frame rates on-topic?

Is this question on-topic? Do contemporary cinemas really project at 25fps? It has received 1 off-topic close vote already. I am unsure whether that is correct or not, even if the question itself ...
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List of Movies Question , Can we allow it?

Should Questions on List of Movies be allowed ? Like for Example List of movies with star crossed lovers List of movies with Disease as the main theme. Movies That have only 2 characters List of ...
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TV discussion consensus [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Final TV Decision In an effort to make the scope clear to new users and keeping items focused, I propose that all movies and only movies (even non-theatrical) be included in ...
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How do we deal with questions about rumors and release dates?

Today there were two questions about when the next episodes of a TV-show would be aired. https://movies.stackexchange.com/questions/534/when-we-are-gonna-watch-the-end-of-kyle-xy https://movies....
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Including non-theatrical “Movies” [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Final TV Decision Sorry for this "duplicate" post but related discussions are spread throughout meta and the Q&A. There has been a lot of discussion circling around ...
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Are TV specials on-topic? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Final TV Decision Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer (1964) is a 47 minute long TV special that aired on NBC and then later on CBC. The narrative goes something like Rudolph has ...
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Is a question about applications that keep records of movies on topic?

I posted a question about which online tools can be used to keep track of movies I have already seen. Is it on topic? In a broader sense - would a question about IMDB.com be on-topic? Or is it a ...
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Is the trailer-question off-topic?

I see this question has a close-vote with the reason off-topic. I could join in and close-vote, but I miss at the moment the particular reason, why it is off-topic. The question is related to movies, ...
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Should TV-movies off-topic? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Final TV Decision In an comment to another question @Aarthi states: According to Princeton University, a television show is "a program broadcast by television," which ...
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Are documentaries on-topic?

Sure, some documentaries are made for TV in multiple parts. That seem to be a TV-show and off-topic. But what about for example with: Arlit, deuxième Paris Sans soleil The Shock Doctrine If the ...
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Are questions about the works of directors/actors/writers on-topic?

I realized, that I asked two questions, that are not specific to a concrete movie, but to the general works of a director: Did Hayao Miyazaki make any movie without an environmental theme? Did ...
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What are movies?

This is an on-topic question. We all want questions about movies to be on-topic, but what are movies? Every thinks to know, but can we really give a definition? Is it release for cinema? But what ...
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“Where can I buy X?”

This question asks where to buy a fairly obscure movie. Are these questions on-topic? Finding an old/obscure film can be very frustrating sometimes, so I can see a clear appeal to being able to ask ...
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Questions relating to playing movies

This question asks how to play Region-2 DVDs in the USA. Is this on-topic? Is there a way to see Zone 2 in the USA? My immediate reaction is that it is clearly not on topic; but then I realized I ...
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How will genre questions be handled?

The question https://movies.stackexchange.com/questions/208/twilight-science-fiction-or-fantasy aims to get an answer to what genre the Twilight movies fall into. Are these types of questions on-...
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Are short movies on-topic?

Should shorts be in-topic? That includes for instance: the three blender-movies La Jeteé most of the work of Charlie Chaplin before 1923 If we want to exclude short-movies, where is the line? 30 ...
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Subjectivity and Film Study : How to deal with it?

Now I am going to say it up front, I am by no means someone one who academically nor professionally studies film so it would be good if someone who has actually participated in Film Studies weigh in ...
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Questions about reviews and reviewers

Would a questions asking for suggestions for good online blogs or podcasts where movies are reviewed be on-topic? There are some questions like this on Stackoverflow, e.g. 'single most influential ...
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Is this question on Wedding Crashers trivia?

The question asks about To what extent were the actors in Wedding Crashers improvising?, to which a user replied with answer sourced from movie trivia. Even the OP asks for other scenes, it is clear ...
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Is the Blu-ray/DVD question on-topic?

I am looking at this question, https://movies.stackexchange.com/q/71/, and wondering if it's a good fit here. It feels more an economy subject.
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Identify This Movie Questions?

Are identify this movie questions to be encouraged? They are one of my favourite tags on gaming, but quite a few are closed due to lack of details or often multiple edits are needed to turn it into a ...
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Are questions about specific plot details on topic?

There are already three of them: Did the FBI know about the mole in the police department and did they interfere with the investigation? https://movies.stackexchange.com/q/5/41 What does the ending of ...
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SciFi/Movies overlap

We already have two questions with an obvious SciFi/Movies overlap (that have already been asked on SciFi.SE): https://movies.stackexchange.com/q/7/22 https://movies.stackexchange.com/q/5/22 How do ...
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Dealing with “recommendation” questions

We have had a lot of sites throughout the history of Stack Exchange that have suffered problems dealing with "recommendation" questions. That is, questions which are intending to gather a collection ...