DESCRIPTION: Case study in CinemaScope project


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:

Night People: (7) ASL 25.7
Vicki: (7) ASL 15.9
Fourteen Hours : (7) ASL 8.8
Night People: (7) ASL 29.3
Soldier of Fortune: (7) ASL 9.6
Demetrius And The Gladiators: (7) ASL 9.5
Rains of Ranchipur, The: (7) ASL 16.3
Broken Lance: (7) ASL 11.9
Hatful of Rain: (7) ASL 21.1
Man on a Tightrope: (7) ASL 7.9
Decision Before Down: (7) ASL 12.6
What Price Glory: (7) ASL 11
Man In The Gray Flannel Suit, The: (7) ASL 15.8
Vicki : (7) ASL 16.2
Decision Before Down: (7) ASL 12.7
Man On A Tightrope: (7) ASL 8.2
What Price Glory: (7) ASL 11.2
The Man in the Gray Flannel Suit: (7) ASL 16
Broken Lance: (7) ASL 11.9
Soldier Of Fortune: (7) ASL 9.7
Hatful Of Rain: (7) ASL 21.4
The Young Lions: (7) ASL 8.9
Black Widow: (7) ASL 19.8
Young Lions, The: (7) ASL 8.9
Rains of Ranchipur, The: (7) ASL 16
Demetrius And Gladiators: (7) ASL 9.4
Three Came Home: (7) ASL 6.8
Black Widow: (7) ASL 20.1
Fourteen Hours: (7) ASL 7.7
Three Came Home: (7) ASL 6.8
The Left Hand of God: (7) ASL 11.8


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