Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Landspeed

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The following discussion is an archived debate of the proposed deletion of the article below. Please do not modify it. Subsequent comments should be made on the appropriate discussion page (such as the article's talk page or in a deletion review). No further edits should be made to this page.

The result was keep. Liz Read! Talk! 01:38, 29 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]


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Procedural nomination per discussion at RfD. This is a poorly sourced stub which was created in 2009, and BLARred in 2020. Seems to be about an obscure film. Fails WP:GNG. CycloneYoris talk! 00:36, 22 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

*Delete Fails WP:NFILM DonaldD23 talk to me 01:51, 22 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Changing vote to Keep based on Cunard's sourcing below. DonaldD23 talk to me 13:22, 22 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Keep per the significant coverage in multiple independent reliable sources.
    1. Cannelloni, Valter (2022). "Landspeed – Massima velocità". Ciak... si gioca 2 [Ciak... we play 2] (in Italian). Albatros, Roma: Gruppo Albatros Il Filo. ISBN 978-88-306-5953-7. Retrieved 2023-01-22 – via Google Books.

      The book covers Landspeed on 2.5 pages. The publisher's website says from Google Translate: "On average, less than 5% of the works received finally become books."

      The book notes: "Deserto del Nevada, USA, 1972. Durante un'esibizione di macchine-razzo dal motore supersonico, perde la vita, a causa di un incidente che gli fa incendiare l’auto, il pilota Fincher. Ad assistere alla tragedia sotto i propri occhi, la piccola figlia di Fincher, Linda, e il suo migliore amico, Brian Sanger, pilota di massima velocità anche lui, e progettista del bolide. Sono passati venticinque anni, e quella bambina è diventata una bellissima donna: è progettista capo della Vectramol, la società del cinico e arrivista magnate Winfree che, pur di pubblicizzare la sua azienda che sta per essere quotata in Borsa, non esita a sponsorizzare una gara per macchine supersoniche mettendo in ballo quindici milioni di dollari."

      From Google Translate: "Desert of Nevada, USA, 1972. During an exhibition of supersonic-engine rocket-machines, the pilot Fincher loses his life due to an accident that causes his car to catch fire. witness the tragedy before their eyes, the little daughter of Fincher, Linda, and his best friend, Brian Sanger, also a top speed pilot, and designer of the car.Twenty-five years have passed, and that little girl has grown into a beautiful woman : he is the chief designer of Vectramol, the company of the cynical and upstart tycoon Winfree who, in order to advertise his company which is about to be listed on the Stock Exchange, does not hesitate to sponsor a competition for supersonic machines by putting fifteen million dollars at stake.

    2. Thornton, May (2002-05-22). "Video Verdict". The Advertiser. Archived from the original on 2023-01-22. Retrieved 2023-01-22.

      The review notes: "Zane quips and smirks his way through, enjoys a little subplot about childhood sweethearts, but the real stars are the cars, backed with impressive special effects. The final word: Going, going, gone in 90 minutes."

    3. "Filmes". Folha de S.Paulo (in Portuguese). 2005-06-20. ProQuest 335782120.

      The review notes: "(Landspeed). EUA, 2001. Direção: Christian McIntire. Com Billy Zane. No ano de 1972, no deserto de Utah, EUA, um carro-foguete pilotado por John Fincher corre rumo ao recorde de velocidade terrestre, mas um problema mecânico faz com que o carro perca o controle e capote. Duas crianças, Linda Fincher, filha do piloto, e Michael Singer, filho de Brian, o engenheiro criador do veículo, presenciam tudo. Vinte anos depois, uma empresa desafia equipes a baterem o antigo recorde. O primeiro, em que Linda é engenheira, inscreve um carro-foguete. O segundo terá Michael ao volante. Ninguém vence nesta corrida nem neste filme."

      From Google Translate: "(Landspeed). USA, 2001. Director: Christian McIntire. With Billy Zane. In 1972, in the Utah desert, USA, a rocket car piloted by John Fincher races towards the land speed record, but a mechanical problem causes the car to lose control and overturn. Two children, Linda Fincher, daughter of the pilot, and Michael Singer, son of Brian, the engineer who created the vehicle, witness everything. Twenty years later, a company challenges teams to beat the old record. The first, in which Linda is an engineer, enters a rocket car. The second will have Michael behind the wheel. Nobody wins in this race or in this movie."

    4. Tyrkus, Michael J., ed. (2017). Video Source Book: A VideoHound Reference. Video Program Listings J–M. Vol. 4 (59 ed.). Farmington Hills, Michigan: Gale. p. 2017. ISBN 978-1-4103-2499-3. Retrieved 2023-01-22 – via Internet Archive.

      The book gives Landspeed 1.5 stars. The book notes: "A $50 million prize is offered to any racing team capable of breaking the land speed record of 1,000 miles per hour. Six of the world's top racing drivers and their teams volunteer to race the rocket cars that have been made for the attempt. It's helpful to forget your knowledge of physics. 94m; DVD."

    There is sufficient coverage in reliable sources to allow Landspeed to pass Wikipedia:Notability#General notability guideline, which requires "significant coverage in reliable sources that are independent of the subject".

    Cunard (talk) 09:57, 22 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

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