LAB: ALL GRIFFITH BY TITLE

DESCRIPTION: Lists Griffith's films in the database one submission per title (on 10/20/11)

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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.
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List of films in this lab:

Adventures of Dollie, The: (7) ASL 54.2
Calamitous Elopement, A: (7) ASL 93.4
Balked at the Altar: (7) ASL 50.8
Betrayed By a Handprint: (7) ASL 37.3
Father Gets Into the Game: (7) ASL 32.1
Romance of a Jewess: (7) ASL 49.7
Song of the Shirt, The: (7) ASL 22.1
Money Mad: (7) ASL 40.7
Black Viper, The: (7) ASL 27.2
At the Crossroads of Life: (7) ASL 51.4
Greaser's Gauntlet, The: (7) ASL 40.2
Fatal Hour, The : (7) ASL 33.5
Behind the Scenes: (7) ASL 23
Devil, The: (7) ASL 44.3
Call of the Wild, The: (7) ASL 32.8
After Many Years: (7) ASL 42.4
Criminal Hypnotist, The: (7) ASL 23
Guerilla, The : (7) ASL 16.3
The Prussian Spy: (7) ASL 26
Country Doctor, The (2nd try): (7) ASL 19
Redman's View, The: (7) ASL 34.5
Corner in Wheat, A (2nd try): (7) ASL 25.7
Sealed Room, The (2nd try): (7) ASL 20.4
Lonely Villa, The: (7) ASL 10.6
Voice of the Violin, The: (7) ASL 43.2
Light that Came, The: (7) ASL 23.4
Violin Maker of Cremona, The: (7) ASL 40.7
Son's Return, A: (7) ASL 19.7
Her First Biscuits: (7) ASL 12.1
Way of Man, The: (7) ASL 42.6
Cardinal's Conspiracy, The: (7) ASL 47.5
Renunciation, The: (7) ASL 29.6
Strange Meeting, A: (7) ASL 28.2
Broken Locket, The: (7) ASL 26.6
Lines of White on a Sullen Sea: (7) ASL 24.3
Curtain Pole, The: (7) ASL 23.3
Cord of Life, The: (7) ASL 24.3
Nursing a Viper: (7) ASL 17.1
The Gibson Godess: (7) ASL 23.6
1776 or The Hessian Renegade: (7) ASL 18.5
Mended Lute, The: (7) ASL 17.1
Medicine Bottle, The: (7) ASL 10.9
Drive for a Life, The: (7) ASL 15.4
Resurrection: (7) ASL 47.1
Cricket on the Hearth: (7) ASL 23.5
Her Terrible Ordeal: (7) ASL 15.1
At the Altar: (7) ASL 21.8
Fugitive, The: (7) ASL 16.7
In the Border States: (7) ASL 13.1
House with the Closed Shutters, The: (7) ASL 15
Unchanging Sea, The (2nd try): (7) ASL 18.3
Usurer, The (2nd try): (7) ASL 17.4
Ramona: (7) ASL 14.3
Flash of Light, A: (7) ASL 19.1
Golden Supper, The: (7) ASL 15.7
Lesson, The: (7) ASL 13.1
Rose O'Salem Town: (7) ASL 16.6
Two Brothers: (7) ASL 22.5
Winning Back His Love: (7) ASL 18.3
As It Is in Life: (7) ASL 16.2
An Arcadian Maid: (7) ASL 15.9
Oath and the Man, The: (7) ASL 10.2
Modern Prodigal: (7) ASL 14.3
When a Man Loves: (7) ASL 7
His Trust (2nd try): (7) ASL 14.5
His Trust Fulfilled: (7) ASL 25.8
Enoch Arden (2nd try): (7) ASL 16.7
Battle, The: (7) ASL 8.6
Over Silent Paths: (7) ASL 16.4
Swords and Hearts: (7) ASL 8.5
What Shall We Do With Our Old?: (7) ASL 25.5
Miser's Heart, The (2nd try): (7) ASL 11.7
Last Drop of Water, The (2nd try): (7) ASL 10.8
The Lonedale Operator: (7) ASL 9.1
Country Cupid, A: (7) ASL 12.9
Adventures of Billy, The: (7) ASL 8.3
Heart Beats of Long Ago: (7) ASL 11.7
His Daughter: (7) ASL 10.1
Fighting Blood: (7) ASL 6.4
Indian Brothers, The: (7) ASL 15
Primal Call: (7) ASL 12.8
Musketeers of Pig Alley, The (2nd try): (7) ASL 11.2
New York Hat, The (2nd Attempt): (7) ASL 12.7
For His Son: (7) ASL 12.2
An Unseen Enemy (2nd Attempt): (7) ASL 6.9
Sunbeam, The: (7) ASL 10.4
Painted Lady, The: (7) ASL 9.6
Girl and Her Trust, The: (7) ASL 6.5
A Beast at Bay: (7) ASL 6.3
One Is Business, the Other Crime: (7) ASL 11.7
Mender of Nets: (7) ASL 6.9
Friends: (7) ASL 8.2
Female of the Species, The : (7) ASL 11.3
Burglar's Dilemma, The (2nd try): (7) ASL 10.6
Blind Love: (7) ASL 9.2
Lesser Evil, The: (7) ASL 7.4
Mothering Heart, The (2nd Attempt): (7) ASL 8.2
House of Darkness, The: (7) ASL 11.6
Judith of Bethulia: (7) ASL 7.1
Death's Marathon: (7) ASL 7.2
Battle of Elderbush Gulch, The: (7) ASL 7.3
Massacre, The: (7) ASL 11.1
Birth of a Nation, The (187 min. version): (7) ASL 7
Intolerance: (7) ASL 6
Broken Blossoms: (7) ASL 7.5
Way Down East: (7) ASL 4.9
One exciting night: (7) ASL 4.7
America: (7) ASL 4.8
Isn't Life Wonderful: (7) ASL 6.9
White Rose, The: (7) ASL 7.3
Sorrows of Satan, The: (7) ASL 7
Drums of Love, The : (7) ASL 6.8
Abraham Lincoln: (7) ASL 12.1
Struggle, The: (7) ASL 13.9
Battle of the Sexes, The: (7) ASL 5.3
Love Among the Roses: (7) ASL 14.8
The Impalement: (7) ASL 16.9
Thou Shalt Not: (7) ASL 17.1
Call, The: (7) ASL 11.3
Rocky Road, The: (7) ASL 12.7
Death Disc, The: (7) ASL 24.9
Restoration, The: (7) ASL 17.8
Pippa Passes: (7) ASL 28.8
Avenging Conscience, The: (7) ASL 4.9
Necklace, The : (7) ASL 25.5
Child of the Ghetto, A: (7) ASL 11.3
In Life's Cycle: (7) ASL 12.7
The Iconoclast: (7) ASL 18.9
Child's Strategem, A: (7) ASL 7.7
Two Paths, The: (7) ASL 27.5
Conscience: (7) ASL 9.3
In the Days of '49: (7) ASL 7.6
Knight of the Road, A: (7) ASL 7.1
The Sands of Dee: (7) ASL 7.8

Notes.

The above list plus the scatterplot above it bring together all the titles of Griffith's films submitted to Cinemetrics by 10/23/2011 by a host of different contributors -- from Charles O'Brien and Torey Liepa to Cid Vasconseles and myself. Of those films that had been submitted more than once I have selected the one count that seemed most reliable to me.

The time span covered represents Griffith's entire career: 1908-1931. The submitted 122 films are from: 19 from 1908, 33 from 1909, 20 from 1910, 16 from 1911, 15 from 1912, 5 from 1913, and 14 from 1914-1931. I will be submitting more in the next days and weeks.

The scattergraph above calibrated by years horisontally and by ASL vertically shows a remarkable consistency in Griffith's cutting strategy across years. Your can explore the graph by touching it with the pointer of your cursor. Aim at one of  the yellow "stars" that stand for films. If the star sparks up on rollover, it will yield the title, year and ASL of the film and also the name of the researcher that had submitted it. You may then discover that the slowest film of the slowest column "1908" is the one made in the first month of Griffith's work in films (A Calamitous Elopement), that the fastest of the year was one of Griffith's first rescue story The Guerilla; you can thus explore the steadily climbing yearly columns till you reach the area of less tightly grouped features made between 1915 and 1928 (the speed champion among the submitted films is One Exciting Night from 1922, but of course, some of the fasties, like Orphans of the Storm or True Heart Susie are still waiting to join the race). And it should not be by chance that the talkie The Struggle is down to an ASL of 13.9.

UPDATE FROM 10/26/2011: Necklace, The : (7) ASL 25.5 and Avenging Conscience, The: (7) ASL 4.9 have been added raising the total number of Griffith films submitted to 124, 1909 to 34 and 1914 to 2.

UPDATE FROM 10/27/2011: Child of the Ghetto, A: (7) ASL 11.3 has been added raising the total number of Griffith films submitted to 125, 1910 to 21.

UPDATE FROM 10/29/2011: In Life's Cycle: (7) ASL 12.7 has been added raising the total number of Griffith films submitted to 126, 1910 to 22.

UPDATE FROM 11/11/2011: The Iconoclast: (7) ASL 18.9 has been added raising the total number of Griffith films submitted to 127, 1910 to 23.

UPDATE FROM 11/12/2011: Two Paths, The: (7) ASL 27.5 and Child's Strategem, A: (7) ASL 7.7 has been added raising the total number of Griffith films submitted to 129, 1910 to 25.

UPDATE FROM 11/14/2011: Conscience: (7) ASL 9.3 has been added raising the total number of Griffith films submitted to 130, 1911 to 17.

UPDATE FROM 11/16/2011: Knight of the Road, A: (7) ASL 7.1 In the Days of '49: (7) ASL 7.6 has been added raising the total number of Griffith films submitted to 132, 1911 to 19.

UPDATE FROM 11/16/2011: The Sands of Dee: (7) ASL 7.8 has been added raising the total number of Griffith films submitted to 133.