LAB: HOLLYWOOD IN THE 80S

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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:

The Thing: (7) ASL 6.3
16 Candles: (7) ASL 8.9
When Harry Met Sally...: (7) ASL 8.5
Nightmare on Elm Street, A: (7) ASL 5.2
Blade Runner : (7) ASL 6.1
Die Hard: (7) ASL 4.8
Rambo III: (7) ASL 2.7
First Blood: (7) ASL 5.9
Poltergeist: (7) ASL 6.4
Stir Crazy: (7) ASL 6.8
Popeye: (7) ASL 4.9
Empire Strikes Back: (7) ASL 4.1
Coal Miners Daughter: (7) ASL 10.1
Airplane: (7) ASL 7.1
Superman 2: (7) ASL 3.9
The Blue Lagoon: (7) ASL 4.9
Nine To Five: (7) ASL 6
Ordinary People: (7) ASL 6.2
Witness: (7) ASL 6.3
Rambo Ii: (7) ASL 3
The Color Purple: (7) ASL 7.5
Rocky Iv: (7) ASL 2.3
Out Of Africa: (7) ASL 5.1
Police Academy 2: (7) ASL 5.1
Back To The Future: (7) ASL 5
Spies Like Us: (7) ASL 3.8
Cocoon: (7) ASL 5.9
Jewel Of The Nile: (7) ASL 4
Lightning Over Water (Nick's Film): (7) ASL 12.1
Raiders of the Lost Ark: (7) ASL 4.6
The Fly: (7) ASL 5.4
The Shining: (7) ASL 12.5
Desperately Seeking Susan: (7) ASL 9.3
The Breakfast Club: (7) ASL 4.1
Top Gun: (7) ASL 3.6
Purple Rose of Cairo, The: (7) ASL 11.4
Naked Cage: (7) ASL 7.5
Savage Island: (7) ASL 6.8
Stardust Memories: (7) ASL 16.2
Beetlejuice : (7) ASL 5.2
Broadway Danny Rose: (7) ASL 15
Halloween II: (7) ASL 6.7
Flashdance: (7) ASL 7.2
Manhunter: (7) ASL 8.1
Robocop: (7) ASL 3.7
Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan : (7) ASL 6.6
Fame: (7) ASL 3.7
Just One of the Guys: (7) ASL 7.1
Heathers: (7) ASL 5.7
2010: (7) ASL 5
They Live: (7) ASL 4.9
Do the Right Thing: (7) ASL 8.7
After Hours : (7) ASL 7.5
September: (7) ASL 33.6
Sea of Love: (7) ASL 6
Milagro Beanfield War: (7) ASL 3.6
Mala Noche: (7) ASL 4.9
Star Trek V: The Final Frontier: (7) ASL 5.5
Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home: (7) ASL 6
Star Trek III: The Search for Spock: (7) ASL 5
Ferris Bueller's Day Off: (7) ASL 4.3
Full metal jacket: (7) ASL 10.9
Night of the Comet: (7) ASL 6.3
The Evil Dead: (7) ASL 4.5
Stand by Me: (7) ASL 4.7
Hammett: (7) ASL 7.3
Karate Kid, The: (7) ASL 9.5
Aliens: (7) ASL 4.2
White Dog: (7) ASL 6.6
Permanent Vacation: (7) ASL 28.3
Tron: (7) ASL 5.1
Back to the Future Part II: (7) ASL 4.4
The Unbelievable Truth: (7) ASL 8.6
Fear, Anxiety & Depression: (7) ASL 11.9
Sex, Lies and videotape: (7) ASL 10.3
Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter: (7) ASL 6.5
Friday the 13th: A New Beginning: (7) ASL 5.8
Lethal Weapon: (7) ASL 4.7
Friday the 13th: (7) ASL 10.2
Friday the 13th Part 2: (7) ASL 8.6
Jason Lives: Friday the 13th Part VI: (7) ASL 4.4
Who KIlled Vincent Chin?: (7) ASL 8.1
Scarface: (7) ASL 6
The Brother from Another Planet: (7) ASL 9.2
Baby its you: (7) ASL 11.6
Ghostbusters: (7) ASL 4.9
Roger & Me: (7) ASL 8.2
Rocky III: (7) ASL 3.9
Supergirl: (7) ASL 4.9
Broadway Danny Rose: (7) ASL 14.4
A Midsummer Night's Sex Comedy: (7) ASL 13
Zelig: (7) ASL 8.2
September: (7) ASL 31.3
Sudden Impact: (7) ASL 4.8
Wise Guys: (7) ASL 5.5
Home Movies: (7) ASL 10.5
Casualties of War: (7) ASL 6.9
Firefox: (7) ASL 4.2
Blow Out: (7) ASL 7.2
The Untouchables: (7) ASL 5.7
Cat People: (7) ASL 8.9
Heartbreak Ridge: (7) ASL 4
Pale Rider: (7) ASL 4.3
Bronco Billy: (7) ASL 6.1
Bird: (7) ASL 6.3
The Terminator: (7) ASL 3.1
Dune: (7) ASL 4.9
Star Wars VI: Return of the Jedi: (7) ASL 3.7
Stakeout: (7) ASL 3.7
Changeling (The): (7) ASL 7.9
Day After Trinity, The: (7) ASL 9.6
Predator : (7) ASL 4
Road House: (7) ASL 4.4
Lethal Weapon 2: (7) ASL 3.9
48 Hours: (7) ASL 4.3
Postman Always Rings Twice (The): (7) ASL 9.9
Batman: (7) ASL 4.4
Star Wars V: A New Hope: (7) ASL 4.2
Three Men and a Baby: (7) ASL 6.9
Once Upon a Time in America: (7) ASL 7.9
Another Woman: (7) ASL 26.9
Hannah and Her Sisters: (7) ASL 24.5
Crimes and Misdemeanors: (7) ASL 25.8
Mystery Train: (7) ASL 22.3
Blue Velvet: (7) ASL 7.2
Down by Law: (7) ASL 53.8
E.T.: (7) ASL 6.2
Black Cauldron, The: (7) ASL 4.4
Blob (The): (7) ASL 4
Return of the Living Dead: (7) ASL 7.9
Body Heat: (7) ASL 10.7
Mishima: A Life in Four Chapters: (7) ASL 9.7
Burden of Dreams: (7) ASL 9.2
Ragtime (Part I): (7) ASL 4.3
Ragtime (Part II): (7) ASL 5.3
My Brother's Wedding (2007 director's cut): (7) ASL 7.6
Mala Noche: (7) ASL 4.7
Common Threads: (7) ASL 10
Little Shop of Horrors: (7) ASL 5.3
Heaven: (7) ASL 3.3
Thin Blue Line, The: (7) ASL 8
Wildrose: (7) ASL 9
Last Night at the Alamo: (7) ASL 12.8
Day of the Dead: (7) ASL 4.8
Knightriders: (7) ASL 3
This Is Spinal Tap: (7) ASL 6.7
Weavers, The: Wasn't That a Time: (7) ASL 10
Big Trouble: (7) ASL 7.3
Love Streams: (7) ASL 15.5
Gloria: (7) ASL 12
A Nightmare on Elm Street 5: The Dream Child: (7) ASL 3.5
A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master: (7) ASL 3.5
A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors: (7) ASL 4.5
A Nightmare on Elm Street Part 2: Freddy's Revenge: (7) ASL 4.6

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