DEALING WITH FILM DATA: Books, Book Chapters, Articles, Dialogs, Polemics, Conference Papers

Taking shot lengths: Why and How


David Bordwell: Precise Tools in Film Studies (Brief Survey, 1974-2005)
Barry Salt: Statistical Film Analysis (Basic Concepts and Practical Details)
Yuri Tsivian: Taking Cinemetrics into the Digital Age (2005-now)

Cinemetrics of Film Style: Case Studies


Charles O'Brien: Shot Length Statistics: National Differences across Multiple Language Version Films (1930-1933)
Warren Buckland: Quantitative Analysis in Literature and Cinema
Matt Hauske: Ozu, Sound and Style: a Cinemetrical Analysis of Four Films
Barry Salt: How They Cut Dialogue Scenes
Yuri Tsivian: Beyond Comparing: The Internal Dynamics of Intolerance

Uses of Cinemetrics: Capabilities, Limitations, Potentials


Yuri Tsivian: Cinemetrics in One Year: The 2006 Summary
Barry Salt: The Metrics in Cinemetrics
Barry Salt: Requiring Split-Second Timing
Barry Salt: Speeding Up And Slowing Down
Keith Brisson: Side by Side: Data Analysis Across Films
Mike Baxter, Daria Khitrova, Yuri Tsivian : A Numerate Film History? Cinemetrics Looks at Griffith, Griffith Looks at Cinemetrics
David Wark Griffith: "Pace in the Movies"(1926)

Shot Lengths and Psychology: Has Attention to Do with It?


Barry Salt: Comments on Attention and Hollywood Films
James Cutting: In Reply to Barry Salt on Attention and the Evolution Hollywood Films
Barry Salt: Some More Thoughts on the Cutting Article
James Cutting: On Salt II
Mike Baxter: Evolution in Hollywood editing patterns?
Barry Salt: Salt on Baxter on Cutting
James E. Cutting: More on the Evolution of Popular Film Editing
Mike Baxter: Further comments on evolution in Hollywood film: the role of models

Films and Statistics: Give and Take


Mike Baxter, Nick Redfern, Barry Salt, Yuri Tsivian: THREE HARD QUESTIONS, BACK AND FORTH
QUESTION 1: MEDIAN OR MEAN
Nick Redfern: The Average Shot Length as a Statistic of Film Style
Mike Baxter: Film Statistics: Some Observations
Barry Salt: Graphs and Numbers
Mike Baxter: Film statistics: Further Observations
QUESTION 2: WHAT DO LINES TELL
Mike Baxter: Lines, Damned Lines and Statistics
Nick Redfern: An Introduction to Using Graphical Displays for Analysing the Editing of Motion Pictures
Barry Salt: Lines and Graphs
QUESTION 3: LOOKING FOR LOOKALIKES
Mike Baxter: Comparing Cutting Patterns - a Working Paper
Nick Redfern: Time Series Clustering and the Analysis of Film Style
Barry Salt: Getting a Result
Yuri Tsivian: Notes on the Margins o Salt's and Baxter's Studies
Mike Baxter: Cutting patterns in D.W. Griffith's Biographs: An Experimental Statistical Study

Monographs


Mike Baxter: Cinemetric Data Analysis


Conference talks on Cinemetrics (video recordings)


A NUMERATE FILM HISTORY? CINEMETRICS LOOKS AT GRIFFITH, SENNETT AND CHAPLIN (1909-1917)
Yuri Tsivian: Introductory Remarks
Tom Gunning: Your Number Is Up! Questioning Numbers in Film History (or Can Numbers Provide Answers?)
Mike Baxter: Graphical Griffith: Cutting-Patterns in the Films of D.W. Griffith
Daria Khitrova: Cross-Cutting and Cross-Acting: Biograph to Keystone
Yuri Tsivian: Cinemetrics Looks at Acting: Was Chaplin Against Cutting?

Bibliography


Quantitative Film Studies compiled by Mike Baxter