2 listings for one director?


#1

Hey Guys,

when I click Pablo Lamar’s name at the director link on the page of https://www.icheckmovies.com/movies/la+ultima+tierra/, I don’tget to see his other films, two shorts.

When I’m at one of those two short’s page like https://www.icheckmovies.com/movies/noche+adentro/, I do get to see both shorts when I click Pablo Lamar.

It seems ICM is considering them as two different directors. I did find out though, that IMDb has him listed twice as well:
-http://www.imdb.com/name/nm3018674/?ref_=fn_al_nm_1
-http://www.imdb.com/name/nm8175146/?ref_=fn_al_nm_2 (Ahendu nde sapukai is ‘I Hear Your Scream’, which is listed under it’s English title under the first hyperlink.

Can anyone fix this?


#2

As long as he’s listed twice on IMDb, I doubt we can fix it here.


#3

Maybe, but the wrong IMDb listing has only 1 short to it’s name. On ICM the Pablo Lamar listing has both shorts, so I’m not sure.

I filed a corrrection request on IMDb to merge the two entries. Does ICM automatically follow when that is corrected?


#4

Not automatically, but if you post here when imdb merges them I, or another mod, can reimport that movie’s data which should hopefully fix it.

Edit: it seems there’s an encoding bug going on, turning + into %2B on one of the links but not the other which is what’s causing the inconsistency. I’ll check if reimporting the imdb data fixes it, if not I’ll forward it to marijn.


#5

Not sure whether it warrants a new thread, but there are cases of “1 listing for two directors” also. Like,
https://www.icheckmovies.com/movies/?tags=director%3Aki-duk%2Bkim
I know this is because ICM doesn’t differentiate directors with same name like it does for films, but I guess it can accommodate numbers (like -1, -2) at the end.


#6

I brought that up last year when I noticed that the George Miller that directed Mad Max: Fury Road was also listed as the director of The Neverending Story II. And they’re both Australian too! I’m not sure if anything can be done about that.


#7

i know it’s a fairly old topic (still first page though), and as it feels relevant why not post my input on it.

isn’t it possible to just create a separate table and join it in, would only need to store information where there is two directors with the same name. I guess the more time consuming part is to build a tool for admins to use, but this can really be made simple aswell.

another example of 2in1
https://www.icheckmovies.com/movies/?tags=director%3Afranco%2Bprosperi