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Archival footage
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DVD Profiler Unlimited RegistrantRifter
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I've noticed several profiles recently in which there are numerous cast listings for 'archival footage (uncredited)'.

This is something that makes absolutely no sense.  How can you credit a piece of film used as background footage or as a picture on a TV which is a prop on the set?  You can't give a credit to something that isn't alive, that isn't human. 

All such entries should be removed wherever and whenever they are found.  It's bad enough leaving uncredited stuff for no-name extras without compounding things by giving credits to non-existent actors.
John

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It appears you are getting No votes on these.

I agree on the removal of the archival footage, it really shouldn't be there. One profile I saw recently had Adolf Hitler listed... uncredited, however, should remain, which you do. I was very pleased to see that you corrected the sorting in one contribution upon my comment (in a Yes vote nonetheless)!
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DVD Profiler Unlimited RegistrantStar ContributorWinston Smith
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Totally neutral, I can see both sides of this debate.

Skip
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DVD Profiler Unlimited RegistrantKrikarian
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i voted yes to john's change because in la confidential the actors in the archival footage are not credited with the actors in the film.

so has this become the place where all the variant rule interpretations just get shouted out and adopted without a common census?

john is right; they don't belong

krik 
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I agree that Archival footage should not be in the db. Neither should scenes deleted. Both of those credits a 99% positive hit for IMDB data, and is meaningless information with regard to the DVD that we profile.
Kevin
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Quoting skipnet50:
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Totally neutral, I can see both sides of this debate.

Skip


I feel the same way, sometimes they can be integral to a storyline, but most occasions John is right they are just background props.

Neutral here
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I do not believe archival footage (uncredited) should be permitted.
Hal
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Quoting richierich:
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Quoting skipnet50:
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Totally neutral, I can see both sides of this debate.

Skip


I feel the same way, sometimes they can be integral to a storyline, but most occasions John is right they are just background props.

Neutral here


Count me in as well.  I know I have seen 'archival footage' intigrated into a storyline without adding the person in question into the end credits.
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Quoting hal9g:
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I do not believe archival footage (uncredited) should be permitted.

Agreed, archive footage should only be permitted if actually credited in the movie.
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