LAB: CUTTING DATA SELECTED

DESCRIPTION: 147 films measured by James Cutting e.a.

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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:

A Tale Of Two Cities: (7) ASL 9.1
Les Misérables: (7) ASL 8
The Informer: (7) ASL 10.7
Westward Ho: (7) ASL 6.6
Night at the Opera, A: (7) ASL 9
Top Hat: (7) ASL 10.5
Anna Karenina: (7) ASL 9.5
39 Steps: (7) ASL 8.8
Captain Blood: (7) ASL 6
Mutiny on the Bounty: (7) ASL 7.9
Pinocchio: (7) ASL 5.5
Foreign Correspondent: (7) ASL 7.2
Rebecca: (7) ASL 9.4
Fantasia: (7) ASL 10.9
Philadelphia Story: (7) ASL 13.2
The Letter: (7) ASL 14
The Great Dictator: (7) ASL 15
Thief Of Bagdad: (7) ASL 5.3
Santa Fe Trail: (7) ASL 6.7
Grapes Of Wrath: (7) ASL 10.3
Anchors Aweigh: (7) ASL 13
Lost Weekend: (7) ASL 12.2
Pursuit to Algiers: (7) ASL 11.8
Spellbound: (7) ASL 10.4
Blood On The Sun: (7) ASL 14.6
Mildred Pierce: (7) ASL 10.3
Bells Of St Mary\'s: (7) ASL 11
Leavehertoheaven: (7) ASL 10.9
Detour: (7) ASL 18.4
Brief Encounter: (7) ASL 14.6
The Asphalt Jungle: (7) ASL 10.7
Harvey: (7) ASL 22.3
Sunset Blvd.: (7) ASL 15.6
All About Eve: (7) ASL 10.6
Annie Get Your Gun: (7) ASL 14.5
Cheaper by the Dozen: (7) ASL 13.3
Cinderella: (7) ASL 4
Born Yesterday: (7) ASL 16.8
The Flame And The Arrow: (7) ASL 6.6
King Solomon\'s Mines: (7) ASL 5.5
Rebel Without A Cause: (7) ASL 7.8
Battle Cry: (7) ASL 9.7
Mister Roberts: (7) ASL 12.2
Lady And The Tramp: (7) ASL 4.8
To Catch A Thief: (7) ASL 6.4
The Ladykillers: (7) ASL 7.9
Seven Year Itch, The: (7) ASL 26.2
Trouble With Harry: (7) ASL 8.5
East Of Eden: (7) ASL 9.9
Night of the Hunter, The: (7) ASL 7.5
Magnificent Seven: (7) ASL 7
Rocky IV: (7) ASL 2.3
Peeping Tom: (7) ASL 9.2
Ocean’s Eleven: (7) ASL 12.4
Butterfield 8: (7) ASL 11.6
Inherit The Wind: (7) ASL 15.2
Swiss Family Robinson: (7) ASL 4.6
The Apartment: (7) ASL 16.1
Time Machine: (7) ASL 6.1
What’s New Pussycat: (7) ASL 8.6
Flight of the Phoenix: (7) ASL 4.9
Those Magnificent Men in Their Flying Machines: (7) ASL 7
Thunderball: (7) ASL 3.9
Shenandoah: (7) ASL 6
The Great Race: (7) ASL 7.2
Help!: (7) ASL 3.6
That Darn Cat!: (7) ASL 5.1
Little Big Man: (7) ASL 3.4
Aristocats: (7) ASL 4
Tora! Tora! Tora!: (7) ASL 7.4
Five Easy Pieces: (7) ASL 7.5
Mash: (7) ASL 7.2
Airport: (7) ASL 7.8
Catch 22: (7) ASL 13.3
Beneath The Planet Of The Apes: (7) ASL 4.6
Kellys Heroes: (7) ASL 6.2
Shampoo: (7) ASL 9.5
Jaws: (7) ASL 6.8
Return Of The Pink Panther: (7) ASL 8.3
Man Who Would Be King: (7) ASL 7.9
The Rocky Horror Picture Show: (7) ASL 6
One Flew over the Cuckoo’s Nest: (7) ASL 5.1
Dog Day Afternoon: (7) ASL 5.1
Three Days of the Condor: (7) ASL 5.8
Monty Python and the Holy Grail: (7) ASL 5.1
Airplane: (7) ASL 7.1
Superman II: (7) ASL 3.9
Popeye: (7) ASL 5
Star Wars: Empire Strikes Back: (7) ASL 4.1
Stir Crazy: (7) ASL 6.9
The Blue Lagoon: (7) ASL 4.9
Coal Miner\'s Daughter: (7) ASL 10.1
Ordinary People: (7) ASL 6.2
Nine To Five: (7) ASL 6
Urban Cowboy: (7) ASL 5.9
Rambo: First Blood Part II: (7) ASL 3
Cocoon: (7) ASL 5.9
Jewel Of The Nile: (7) ASL 4
Spies Like Us: (7) ASL 3.8
Back To The Future: (7) ASL 5
The Color Purple: (7) ASL 7.5
Out Of Africa: (7) ASL 5.1
Police Academy 2: Their First Assignment: (7) ASL 5.1
Witness: (7) ASL 6.3
Die Hard 2: (7) ASL 3.1
Home Alone: (7) ASL 4.4
Dick Tracy: (7) ASL 4
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: (7) ASL 4.6
Ghost: (7) ASL 5.3
Total Recall: (7) ASL 3.7
Goodfellas: (7) ASL 7
Hunt For Red October: (7) ASL 7.1
Pretty Woman: (7) ASL 6.2
Apollo13: (7) ASL 4.9
Pocahontas: (7) ASL 3.7
Batman Forever: (7) ASL 3.7
Usual Suspects, The: (7) ASL 5.5
Sense And Sensibility: (7) ASL 6.6
Toy Story: (7) ASL 3
Goldeneye: (7) ASL 3.6
Ace Ventura 2: (7) ASL 4.7
Casper: (7) ASL 6.6
Cast Away: (7) ASL 9.5
Jumanji: (7) ASL 3.5
Erin Brockovich: (7) ASL 5.6
Mission: Impossible II: (7) ASL 2.5
Dinosaur: (7) ASL 3.5
Xmen: (7) ASL 2.8
What Women Want: (7) ASL 4.1
Charlie\'s Angels: (7) ASL 3.1
Grinch: (7) ASL 4
The Perfect Storm: (7) ASL 4.8
Scary Movie: (7) ASL 3.7
Walk The Line: (7) ASL 6
Mr. & Mrs. Smith: (7) ASL 4.1
Chicken Little: (7) ASL 3.3
Madagascar: (7) ASL 4.3
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire: (7) ASL 4.1
Wedding Crashers: (7) ASL 3.3
Longest Yard, The: (7) ASL 3.1
King Kong: (7) ASL 3.4
Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith: (7) ASL 3.8
Hitch: (7) ASL 3.9

Notes.

This lab containg the collection of data made avaibable to Cinemetrics by James Cutting and his collaborators. All but seven films which are all longer than 150 minutes are reresented in this lab. The seven films not included here are: Exodus (1960), Spartacus (1960), Doctor Zhivago (1965), The Sound of Music (1965), Patton (1970), Barry Lyndon (1975), and Dances With Wolves (1990).