LAB: ROBERT L. SIMPSON 1950-1959

DESCRIPTION: Case study in CinemaScope project

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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:

Call Me Madam: (7) ASL 17.9
Rawhide: (7) ASL 5.2
Best of Everything, The: (7) ASL 11.7
As Young As You Feel: (7) ASL 13.6
Desk Set: (7) ASL 23.1
The Virgin Queen: (7) ASL 19
Prince Valiant: (7) ASL 6.8
Kiss Them For Me: (7) ASL 17
South Pacific: (7) ASL 9.3
Big Lift, The: (7) ASL 8.7
There's no business like show business: (7) ASL 23.6
As Young As You Feel: (7) ASL 13.1
Desk Set: (7) ASL 19.9
The Virgin Queen: (7) ASL 17.3
Big Lift, The: (7) ASL 8.7
King and I, The: (7) ASL 14.5
Man Called Peter, A: (7) ASL 16.5
There's no business like showbusiness: (7) ASL 22.6
True Story of Jesse James, The: (7) ASL 8.1
Kiss Them For Me: (7) ASL 15.4
American Guerilla in the Phillipines: (7) ASL 8.7
American Guerilla in the Phillipines: (7) ASL 8.6
Best of Everything, The: (7) ASL 11.4
Call Me Madam: (7) ASL 17.2
Prince Valiant: (7) ASL 6.8
Rawhide: (7) ASL 5.2
South Pacific: (7) ASL 9.2
True story of Jesse James, The: (7) ASL 8
The King and I, The: (7) ASL 14.9
Man Called Peter, A: (7) ASL 16.5

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