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Sometimes artists will release a film/video of their material. Oftentimes these are recording of live concerts, but notable exceptions include Pink Floyd's The Wall (1982) and The Beatles' Yellow Submarine (1968). These differ from soundtrack albums in their format, films are audio and visual (usually released on VHS, DVD, Blu-Ray, etc.) whereas soundtracks are purely audio (usually released on vinyl LP, CD, cassette, 8-Track, etc.)

Introduction

To help give users a consistent experience on the site, this page will outline the standard format for a film page. This is very similar to album pages in order to standardize all releases.

Title Guidelines

  • Capitalize the first letter of every word in the artist's title, the film's name and the song's name. (For more information about LyricWiki's page naming guidelines: Page Names)

Film Page Format

The Film page consists of three major sections:

  1. FilmHeader template
  2. List of the songs on the film
  3. FilmFooter template

An added section, giving important and relevant information about the film (awards, historical relevance, etc.) could also be added after the song list, under an appropriately descriptive heading.

Template

The following is a generic template of how the Film page is formatted. Replace the sections in <<>> with the correct information and remove the <<>> completely:

{{FilmHeader
|artist    = <<Artist Name>>
|film      = <<Film Title>>
|genre     = <<Genre>>
|length    = <<Length of the film>>
|cover     = <<Filename of cover image>>
|wikipedia = <<Wikipedia article name>>
|star      = <<Page Ranking Star Color>>
}}

# '''[[<<Artist Name>>:<<Song One>>|<<Song One>>]]'''
# '''[[<<Artist Name>>:<<Song Two>>|<<Song Two>>]]'''
# '''[[<<Artist Name>>:<<Song Three>>|<<Song Three>>]]'''

{{FilmFooter
|asin        = <<Amazon.com Asin Code>>
|imdb        = <<IMDb code>>
|rtname      = <<Rotten Tomatoes name with no underscores>>
|iTunes      = <<iTunes code>>
|rym         = <<RateYourMusic code>>
|allmusic    = <<AllMusic link (full URL)>>
|musicbrainz = <<MusicBrainz Code>>
|discogs     = <<Discogs Code>>
}}

FilmHeader

The first item on the page is the {{FilmHeader}} template. This template creates a link back to the artist page, categorizes the film by it's initial and genre, gives the running time of the film, and creates an area for the film's cover to be displayed.

The format is as follows. Replace the sections in <<>> with the correct information and remove the <<>> completely:

{{FilmHeader
|artist    = <<Artist Name>>
|film      = <<Film Title>>
|genre     = <<Genre>>
|length    = <<Runtime of the film>>
|cover     = <<Filename of cover image>>
|wikipedia = <<Wikipedia article name>>
|star      = <<Page Ranking Star Color>>
}}
  • The film parameter should use the correct capitalization (you do not necessarily have to capitalize the first letter of each word)
  • For the runtime, unlike length for album pages, usually only the number of minutes is used. Example: "|length = 95 min."
  • For page ranking, see Page ranking

Song List

The middle portion of the Film page is the listing of the songs on the film.

  • Songs should be listed in the order they appear on the film.
  • Capitalize the first letter of every word in the song name. If the song has different capitalization than this, the links may have an alternate text specified for the display title. This is done by changing the capitalization of the second time the song title is listed in the line.

Example:

[[Artist:LyricWiki's Capitalization Of The Song|acTuaL capItaliZation of thE soNg]]
  • Special notations about a song (such as featured artists, whether the song is a bonus track, instrumental, live performance, etc.) should be placed after the link to the song, not as part of the song's name. The song title should be kept as close to its official title as possible.
  • If the film is a multi-disc set, then the discs should be separated with subheadings:

Example:

==Disc One==
# '''[[<<Artist Name>>:<<Song One>>|<<Song One>>]]'''
# '''[[<<Artist Name>>:<<Song Two>>|<<Song Two>>]]'''
# '''[[<<Artist Name>>:<<Song Three>>|<<Song Three>>]]'''

==Disc Two==
# '''[[<<Artist Name>>:<<Song Four>>|<<Song Four>>]]'''
# '''[[<<Artist Name>>:<<Song Five>>|<<Song Five>>]]'''
# '''[[<<Artist Name>>:<<Song Six>>|<<Song Six>>]]'''

A tool is available, based on a script provided by one of our users, Lentando, that will generate a formatted song list from a list of tracks - Wikifyer.

FilmFooter

The final item on the Film page is the {{FilmFooter}} template. This template creates external links to help users search for the film on Amazon and other sites.

{{FilmFooter
|asin        = <<Amazon.com Asin Code>>
|imdb        = <<IMDb code>>
|rtname      = <<Rotten Tomatoes name with no underscores>>
|iTunes      = <<iTunes code>>
|rym         = <<RateYourMusic code>>
|allmusic    = <<AllMusic link (full URL)>>
|musicbrainz = <<MusicBrainz Code>>
|discogs     = <<Discogs Code>>
}}

For details on how to complete the FilmFooter and a complete list of parameters that the FilmFooter currently accepts, see the template documentation.

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