User talk:Charly Driver

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You don't need to upload three pictures of the same prop weapon when you're working on a page (or, in the case of Tomorrow Never Dies, four). It looks messy, isn't necessary, and takes up server space. -MT2008 19:40, 24 January 2009 (UTC)

You obviously aren't listening to me. I said, no more than one picture of the prop guns that you've jacked from Propstore.com. You do have some sense of aesthetics and respect for authority, right? -MT2008 19:57, 24 January 2009 (UTC)

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Image sizes

Hello, if you can, remove the black bars on your screenshots. Also try to make the size smaller. Having an image 1024 pixels wide isn't really necessary since it takes a lot more server space and it won't be blown up that big on the movie page. Thanks :) MoviePropMaster2008 16:41, 20 April 2009 (UTC)

CDS Photo

Hey Charly, Just to let you know I corrected some weapon ID errors on the pages you made. I also cleaned up your photo of the Colt Detective Special. If you need help on the weapons let me know. - Phoenixent

Italian gun laws

Are the gun laws in Italy really strict? I'm just curious.-S&Wshooter 22:35, 29 May 2009 (UTC)

Last Boy Scout

Crap, seriously? I had all the images ready to go 100% and just waiting for the time, do you think I could upload it? I try to put out the best quality images I can so they'll look good. - Gunmaster45

I'm ready to upload but first I have to get free time. Not to tell you my life story but I have to spend most of today watching my grandma because no one else can watch her and she's on oxygen. She also forgets a lot of stuff so she can do dangerous things. The computer at their house doesn't have my screencaps so I likely won't get around to doing this movie until later tonight. - Gunmaster45
Nah, you don't need to post any. I have all the guns saved and ready I've just been busy with the end of school and all. I will get it done tonight, in full hopefully. - Gunmaster45
I just forgot to write I wasn't done. There are plenty more gun pictures for me to add, this is a gun-heavy film. - Gunmaster45

Italian Gun laws...Again

I heard you can't have 9x19 parabellum and the closest you can get is 9x21-S&Wshooter 00:42, 2 June 2009 (UTC)

Smith & Wesson Pictures

The pictures of the Smith & Wesson revolvers are amazing! And I'm sorry for saying that your descriptions were terrible - Swordfish941

Re: Your pages

I know that the pages I do are horrible and very bad

Your pages are not "horrible". You put lots of effort into them and you follow format very closely. There are people on this site who completely ignore formatting guidelines and their pages do look horrible. Yours are actually very good, even though English is not your first language. But I still respect you WAY more than those other people, because you do try hard. So, don't be so hard on yourself.

Gunmaster replaced the screencaps because he has a more recent edition of the DVD, and as you can see, the newer DVD is of high quality image format. Sorry if he didn't tell you beforehand, but his only motivation was to get images from a newer version of the DVD, not because he thinks your pages are horrible. Seriously, your pages really aren't bad at all. -MT2008 16:23, 16 June 2009 (UTC)

Yeah Charly, your pages aren't bad. They are really good. You are actually better than me because you can build a page in a few minutes and i build a page in months.-Oliveira 16:45, 16 June 2009 (UTC)
I agree with them, you make great pages and I totally forgot to ask you before I re-did the page. I had asked to re-do the page on the forum and I guess I assumed you saw it. My bad. In the future I'll tell you before hand. - Gunmaster45

My Name

Oliveira is actually my real name. Also, the Olivera guy in Resident Evil is called Olivera without a i. It should also be noted that Olivera is the female version of the name despite the fact that Carlos is a man. Quite funny.-Oliveira 19:52, 16 June 2009 (UTC)

Vacancy

Great work with Vacancy, I saw that movie on TV once and it was pretty f--ed up. Might I suggest that in the future you put your screencaps in chronological order, going from the beginning of the movie to the end? If it helps you can saved the screenaps with the film name and then -1, -2, -3 so you know what order to put them in. That's what I do. (look at the name of one of my saved screencaps to see what I mean) - Gunmaster45

I put the images in chronological order for you and corrected your English. Some minor slip ups but you're getting better! Good work! - Gunmaster45

Carlito's Way page

I assume you worked on the "Carlito's Way" page as you were upset when you saw I had redone it. I did mention on the forums a few days ago that I would be redoing it. Next time I'll place something in the discussion section of the page, but I didn't just redo it without warning. Still, sorry if you were upset by this. --Yournamehere 08:25, 23 November 2009 (UTC)

AR70

There is already an AR70 page. If you must, add on to that page or update it, but don't create a new one. New duplicate pages get deleted on the spot. MoviePropMaster2008 00:40, 16 September 2010 (UTC)

Beretta AR70 entry has disappeared

What the fuck did you do? Now the entire gun page does NOT SHOW UP in the general gun listing. mpm

Too many screencaps per gun on Most Wanted Page

Please cut them down. The IMFDB rules limit the number of screencaps, no matter how cool they may be. MoviePropMaster2008 18:16, 19 December 2010 (UTC)

Italian Carabiniers and Policemen

Thanks for correcting the Italian law enforcement personnel. To avoid further mistakes, I would like to ask: what is the way to differ a carabinier from a policeman? I know the insignias of both but they are seen rare. Is there some detail in uniform (maybe different color?) that can be used to differ? There are many images of modern Italian uniform but in 1960s-1970s (the era of most Poliziotteschi movies) it could be different, so it's a puzzle for me. Thanks! Greg-Z (talk) 10:26, 13 May 2017 (EDT)

Thanks to you for accepting my help! The topic is very wide, I will try to make a summary. Talking of vintage and non-contemporary uniforms, members of Polizia di Stato can be distinguished from the Arma dei Carabinieri in the symbol on the hat or basque. In the Carabinieri case is a flame while is an eagle for the Polizia. Secondly, Carabinieri wear very dark blue uniforms (almost black to the see... and black in some cases, like the post 80s vehicle livery) with red bands (that dark color is called "turchino" in the Corp) or khaki summer uniforms (now obsolete). Instead, the police wear blue tunic and light gray pants with crimson profiles (or dark gray complete uniforms, now obsolete). The third largest Italian law enforcement corp is the Guardia di Finanza, who has always dressed, in summer or winter uniforms, completely light gray (until 2009) with some details in yellow. There is another detail with which the Italian military and police can be recognized: the "Alamari", that is rectangular bars on the collar, but these are very difficult to notice in the screencaps as they are very small. About the tasks and the organization of Italian Law Enforcement, Arma dei Carabinieri and Guardia di Finanza despite police tasks, belong to the Armed Forces. Polizia di Stato have been demilitarized in the first 80s and at present is a civilian corp militarily organized. The most common mistake for people who do not know the organization of law enforcement in Italy is to believe that the only police force is the Carabinieri. In fact, the largest body is the Polizia di Stato (not to be confused with the American concept of State Police: Italy is divided into regions not states. For state we means the whole nation). The operating difference of the three corps is difficult to sum up. Each of these three bodies operates on the streets and against crime, and they deal substantially all of the same tasks (for which there is often controversy in Italy on the expensive diversification). The difference between them is that some are more specialized and others on some fronts. For other future help or information, feel free to contact me. Charly Driver
Thanks a lot! I'll take this description as a guide. I have some more Italian crime movies in my to-do list, so this guidelines would be very useful. If's worth noting that even original Italian voicing sometimes contain errors: in the scene of road shootout in Angel of Evil the policemen are called Carabinieri by the narrating voice (and these were Carabinieri in the real events that the movie follows) while on screen we see Polizia di Stato. Greg-Z (talk) 11:40, 13 May 2017 (EDT)
Yes, also here mistakes were frequent for meny reason, simply cultural or technical. However this mistake is strange in a modern movie (there is even the "Polizia" write on cars in the movie!), I would have expected it in a poliziottesco. The poliziotteschi were famous for having extremely short production phases. Written, organized, filmed and dubbed (in the 70's and 80's they used to dub many actors in Italian films, even if they were Italian) and distributed over a month or even less. This caused several errors and inaccuracies. Speaking of reality, sometimes we also do not diversify the concept of Polizia, Carabinieri and Finanza (sometimes deliberately), since having the same tasks and working in emergencies all together. In Italy there isn't a single phone number for emergencies, every law enforcement or rescue corp has its number and it often happens that you call the Polizia and arrive the Carabinieri or vice versa). Sometimes, after an emergency, we simply refer to "there is the polizia". In any case, every good Carabinieri hates being called policeman! Charly Driver



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