LAB: MAX LINDER

DESCRIPTION: ASL configuration in Max Liner's French shorts

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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:

Max a peur de l'eau: (7) ASL 22
Amour tenace, l': (7) ASL 19.9
Vacances de Max, Les: (7) ASL 46.3
Max pedicure: (7) ASL 38
Entente cordiale: (7) ASL 27.7
Max en convalescence: (7) ASL 17.7
Max et Jane veulent faire du theatre: (7) ASL 58.7
Max a peur de l'eau: (7) ASL 22.1
Entente cordiale: (7) ASL 29.2
Debuts de Max au cinema, Les: (7) ASL 25.7
Max veut grandir: (7) ASL 12.4
Mon pantaloon est decousu: (7) ASL 25.1
Victime de quinquina: (7) ASL 15.5
Max et son chien Dick: (7) ASL 24.9
Max lance la mode: (7) ASL 18.4
Max jongleur par amour: (7) ASL 19.8
Surprises de l'amour, Les: (7) ASL 26.4
Troubles of a Grasswidower: (7) ASL 25.5
Max ne se mariera pas: (7) ASL 19
Max joue le drame: (7) ASL 13
Premier cigare d'un collegien, Le: (7) ASL 22.4
Le Rendez-vous: (7) ASL 47.2

Notes.

I include films from 1908 to 1913.