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Re: Increased Actors Per Film

Postby saudade » Thu Oct 09, 2014 2:47 am

I would much prefer no limit. When the cast is billed in order of appearance on IMDb, the limit forces users to pick and choose which actors most deserve inclusion in their opinion. Sometimes larger roles are excluded for smaller roles by more well known actors. Sometimes it's simply first-come, first-served. When you haven't watched the film you're submitting (often the case), it's easy to get it wrong. Also, the 'Filmmaker List' would be heaven with a complete database.

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Re: Increased Actors Per Film

Postby ShogunRua » Fri Oct 31, 2014 8:18 am

Yeah, I would love for this to be implemented, too.

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Re: Increased Actors Per Film

Postby lisa- » Sat Nov 01, 2014 1:49 am

make sure that if there is no limit, you can minimise the possibly giant list of actors!

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Re: Increased Actors Per Film

Postby saudade » Sat Nov 01, 2014 8:16 pm

lisa- wrote:make sure that if there is no limit, you can minimise the possibly giant list of actors!


Yes, definitely.

I think the 'more' link that iceblox suggested would do. A store doesn't have to crowd the display window to be well-stocked, after all.

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Re: Increased Actors Per Film

Postby Bullt » Thu Nov 13, 2014 3:31 pm

I'm opposed to no limit idea, but I'm ok with 20 or 15 credits.
If there is unlimited slot for actors, there would be thousands of actor which have only one movie and searching for actors would be nightmare like imdb

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Re: Increased Actors Per Film

Postby Ceekay19 » Sat Nov 24, 2018 1:39 am

Just realized today that there is a limit at all. Would also appreciate an increase to at least 20. I can see the reasons why having unlimited slots might be bad, but for movies with a huge cast of well known and talented actors 12 just isn't enough.
The 'Filmmaker List' statistics page would also greatly benefit from it.

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Re: Increased Actors Per Film

Postby livelove » Sat Nov 24, 2018 2:00 am

saudade wrote:I would much prefer no limit. When the cast is billed in order of appearance on IMDb, the limit forces users to pick and choose which actors most deserve inclusion in their opinion. Sometimes larger roles are excluded for smaller roles by more well known actors. Sometimes it's simply first-come, first-served. When you haven't watched the film you're submitting (often the case), it's easy to get it wrong. Also, the 'Filmmaker List' would be heaven with a complete database.
+1 for each single point

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Re: Increased Actors Per Film

Postby Luna6ix » Sat Dec 15, 2018 3:34 pm

I think this is a good idea, right now the list is at the submitters discretion and some people cherry-pick based upon their preferences, which doesn't always match who has the most screen time or who's most recognizable.

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Re: Increased Actors Per Film

Postby CosmicMonkey » Sat Dec 15, 2018 8:29 pm

I like the idea of a limit personally, while it is sometimes annoying when an actor in a minor role is left out of the criticker database, it's far less annoying than when looking through an actor's filmography and finding every single bit role and cameo they've had in their careers like on imdb. It's even more annoying when it comes to television shows with hundreds of episodes. Limiting it only to the major roles easily filters only the important works in an actor's criticker filmography, and I fear the loss of a limit would essentially render the film-maker average section on criticker meaningless. However, I would strongly support an increase to the limit for television shows. Ensemble or anthology series like The Wire, Fargo or Black Mirror can have upwards of literally 40 or 50 major characters over the course of their runs and the 12-actor limit really doesn't do them justice.


Personally, when I upload a film I only include the actors included on the billing block at the bottom of the film poster. This essentially limits it to the actors the distributors themselves deem important, generally just the major roles or bigger stars in other minor roles. Likewise, when I upload television series I only include actors that got billing during the title sequence or appeared in atleast 50% of the episodes.

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Re: Increased Actors Per Film

Postby knives » Sun Jan 06, 2019 1:54 am

Also increasing the director limit would be nice. There are several omnibus films where directors aren't mentioned because of this.


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