LAB: JAZZ IN (AMERICAN) NARRATIVE FILM: 1930-1945

DESCRIPTION: A research about jazz-interludes in American cinema (except Musicals)

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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:

Manhattan Merry-Go-Round: (7) ASL 8
A Day at the Races (Jazz interlude): (7) ASL 6.7
A Day at the Races: (7) ASL 6.6
Belle of the Nineties (Jazz interlude): (7) ASL 5.7
Belle Of The Nineties: (7) ASL 8.4
Manhattan Merry-Go-Round (Jazz interlude): (7) ASL 5.6
International House (Jazz interlude): (7) ASL 9.7
International House: (7) ASL 8.6
Taxi! (Jazz interlude): (7) ASL 4.2
Taxi!: (7) ASL 5.8
Every Day's A Holiday (Jazz interlude): (7) ASL 8.9
Every Day's a Holiday: (7) ASL 7.1
Reaching for the Moon (Jazz interlude): (7) ASL 23.5
Reaching for the Moon: (7) ASL 14.1
Check and Double Check (Jazz interlude): (7) ASL 9
Check and Double Check: (7) ASL 14.1
Fools for Scandal: (7) ASL 6.8
Fools for Scandal (Jazz interlude): (7) ASL 10.8
Moon Over Harlem: (7) ASL 11.3
Moon Over Harlem: (7) ASL 11.4
Ball of Fire: (7) ASL 9
Ball of Fire (Jazz interlude): (7) ASL 5.6
Murder on Lenox Avenue: (7) ASL 9.3
Murder on Lenox Avenue (Jazz interlude): (7) ASL 9
Block Busters: (7) ASL 10.5
Block Busters (Jazz interlude): (7) ASL 10.7
Lost in a Harem: (7) ASL 10.3
Lost in a Harem (Jazz interlude): (7) ASL 13.9
Pillow to Post: (7) ASL 6.6
Pillow To Post: (7) ASL 6.8
How Doooo You Do!!!: (7) ASL 13.9
How Doooo You Do!!! (Jazz interlude): (7) ASL 15.3
That's My Baby!: (7) ASL 8.2
That's My Baby! (Jazz interlude): (7) ASL 12.3

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