Cinemetrics lab is the latest addition to our site, and is still work in progress. When finished, the lab is envisaged to offer students of film history a range of analytical tools that will help them dissect, visualize and compare film-related data. We started with a large-scale comparative chart which looks a little like a star map. It is a scattergraph each dot on which represents a film available on our database. Select areas by dragging a rectangle to zoom in and see better different areas of film history. Once you have found your film on this map you will see how it relates to thousands of other films on the x-axis of time (past 111 years of film history) and on the y-axis of average shot lengths. What we intend to do is to add more tools to the lab in order to augment its statistics apparatus and enhance its means of data visualizations.

Year/ASL chart. Note the Log10 scale on the y-axis. It allows us to see all films in the very widely spread high ASL range.

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This lab's films are shown in yellow.

List of films in this lab:

Vanina Vanini: (7) ASL 21.3
Francesco, giullare di Dio (The Flower of St. Francis): (7) ASL 9.9
LHDC: (7) ASL 9.2
La Nave Bianca (The White Ship): (7) ASL 4.6
L'Uomo dalla Croce: (7) ASL 7.1
Un Pilota Ritorna: (7) ASL 5.9
Viaggio in Italia: (7) ASL 10.7
Era Notte a Roma: (7) ASL 26.5
Roma, città aperta: (7) ASL 9.8
Fantasia Sottomarina: (7) ASL 3.6
Desiderio: (7) ASL 11.7


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