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:

Rikos ja rangaistus (Crime and Punishment): (7) ASL 8.1
Calamari Union: (7) ASL 10
Varjoja paratiisissa (Shadows in Paradise): (7) ASL 9.7
Hamlet liikemaailmassa (Hamlet Goes Business): (7) ASL 10.6
Ariel: (7) ASL 10.1
Le Havre: (7) ASL 9.7
Leningrad Cowboys Go America: (7) ASL 10.5
Laitakaupungin valot (Lights in the Dusk): (7) ASL 11.8
Juha: (7) ASL 11
Mies vailla menneisyytta (The Man Without a Past): (7) ASL 10.8
Kauas pilvet karkaavat (Drifting Clouds): (7) ASL 21.5
Leningrad Cowboys Meet Moses: (7) ASL 16.5
Pida huivista kiinni, Tatjana (Take Care of Your Scarf, Tatiana): (7) ASL 18.7
Boheemielamaa (La Vie de Boheme): (7) ASL 13.7
I Hired a Contract Killer: (7) ASL 11.1
Tulitikkutehtaan tytto (The Match Factory Girl): (7) ASL 15.9


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