Can remove Joe Carnahan in the thanks credits in Django Unchained and replace it with in memory of J. Michael Riva?

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Can remove Joe Carnahan in the thanks credits in Django Unchained and replace it with in memory of J. Michael Riva even though the crew may be complete please? I just submitted it and can you replace and fix it please? Also, how many days does it take to put stuff in a already complete crew page by fixing/removing a thing from it or having a uncredited attribute with it? Cause I submitted Robert Rodriguez as a uncredited director for Pulp Fiction due to I read on the website he directed a few scenes in the movie.
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So you submitted the thanks credit but now want it removed?

I don't believe that staff can do that, so you'd need to wait for the submission to go through (if it is accepted) and then remove it.

Also, how many days does it take to put stuff in a already complete crew page by fixing/removing a thing from it or having a uncredited attribute with it?


Difficult to say, there are always going to be data processing backlogs, which are listed on the site. However, I always take that as rough estimate and my submissions have come through quicker and slower, although this is complicated by the need to rebuild the relevant pages (so it might have been accepted earlier but you only see it come through a day or so later).

If you copy and paste in the reference numbers for those submissions then staff can take a look at them.
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Why would one replace the other? Which, if either, appeared on screen?
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Where did you read that Robert Rodriguez directed part of Pulp Fiction?
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Yeah I was just Googling this and coming up with nothing. It isn't an outrageous suggestion but you'd need a pretty solid source if you wanted to submit it to IMDB.
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This "contributor" makes things up. He submitted a bunch of "thanks" credits for Rango that don't appear. Staff needs to take a look at his update history.
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Ah, it does seem odd that the film is marked as complete but seems to have overlooked credits. Not impossible (although one might expect it to happen on a more obscure film) but you'd need to provide a screenshot of the credits to get it accepted. So (fingers crossed), no shaky submissions will have got through, but (yes) well worth checking.
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I read Robert Rodriguez directing a few scenes in Pulp Fiction on his trivia.
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I see, thank you. It says he directed part of a scene, to be precise. It's a little odd that it isn't mentioned on the film's page.

I'm not sure if IMDb will want to add a director credit, but I can't rule it out. There is a question of whether they judge the information to be verifiable, and as you say the crew is already listed as complete. It also might depend on how you submitted it, because you don't want it to look like he co-directed the whole movie. If it has been more than ten days or so since you submitted it, then it has probably been rejected.
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How about put him in the Second Unit and Assistant Director credits of the movie. Cause I just submitted it tonight.
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Perhaps. Or as a director credit, but with an attribute saying (one scene) or something like that. And the (uncredited) attribute, of course.
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Just because it is in his trivia doesn't make it true. Just because staff let that through doesn't mean it is right (they do make mistakes) and changing credits has a higher bar for acceptance (you'd hope).

Rather than trying to hammer this in one way or another, you'd be better off trying to find proof this is true. Is it mentioned in the director's commentary, for example?

The fact there seems to be nothing about this online seems odd - I'd have thought it might have come up in Grindhouse interviews or on Pulp Fiction fan sites or the RR/PF forums on IMDB. No one seems to have even picked up the IMDB trivia and run with it without checking first.

I'd recommend watching the director's commentary (as it is Tarantino's scenes as Jimmy, it should be easy to find) and if nothing turns up there, then start a thread on the RR and PF forums asking for information. It might also be worth starting a thread on Contributor's Help over on the IMDB forum.

This is a major film and so adding an extra credit to it (especially a directorial one) is quite big deal, so I think it'd be worth getting right before proceeding (and possibly wasting staff's time knocking this back).