LAB: JAPAN CINEMA

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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:

Yojimbo (the Bodyguard): (7) ASL 13
High and Low: (7) ASL 16.5
Story of Floating Weeds, A: (7) ASL 4.6
Cafe Lumiere: (7) ASL 66
Late Spring: (7) ASL 8.7
Zangiku monogatari: (7) ASL 58.6
Rashômon (the Dead Man's story): (7) ASL 14.1
Branded to Kill: (7) ASL 9.1
Ran: (7) ASL 10.8
Rashômon (measured by chronotopes): (7) ASL 12.4
Crucified Lovers: (7) ASL 30.4
Floating Weeds (Ukigusa): (7) ASL 7.4
Seven Samurai: (7) ASL 9.1
Inn in Tokyo (Imaginary feast scene): (7) ASL 3.8
Musume Tsuma Haha (2ndtry): (7) ASL 7.7
Yojimbo: (7) ASL 13.3
Only Son, The (Hitori musuko): (7) ASL 9.1
Rashômon (the wife story 0.39.05-0.49.00 DVD): (7) ASL 15.6
Nagareru: (7) ASL 8.5
Sansho Dayu: (7) ASL 26.9
Sen to Chihiro no Kamikakushi: (7) ASL 5.3
Rashomon: (7) ASL 12.5
Zangiku monogatari (Third Kabuki): (7) ASL 20.5
Ukigumo (Floating Clouds): (7) ASL 10.6
Ginza Gesho: (7) ASL 10.4
Seven samurai: (7) ASL 8.2
Inazuma : (7) ASL 9.2
Bad Sleep Well, The: (7) ASL 16.4
Inn in Tokyo, An (Tokyo no yado): (7) ASL 4.5
Throne of Blood: (7) ASL 12
Rashômon (the bandit story sequence): (7) ASL 7.7
Rashomon: (7) ASL 14.1
Zangiku monogatari (First Kabuki): (7) ASL 24.3
Seven Samurai: (7) ASL 8.4
Story of Floating Weeds (Ukigusa monogatari - Dissolution of family): (7) ASL 3.7
Rashômon: (7) ASL 13.8
Zangiku monogatari (Second Kabuki): (7) ASL 16.8
Yojimbo: (7) ASL 15.5
Seven Samurai: (7) ASL 8.2
Seven Samurai: (7) ASL 8.9
Musume Tsuma Haha (11 min.): (7) ASL 7.5
Early Summer: (7) ASL 10.3
Meshi: (7) ASL 8.1
Children of Men: (7) ASL 16.4
Rashômon: (7) ASL 13
Dragnet Girl (sample 1): (7) ASL 3.8
Throne of Blood: (7) ASL 13
Bad Sleep Well, The: (7) ASL 17.7
Ran: (7) ASL 10.6
Only Son, The (Meeting with Okubo): (7) ASL 11.1
Tony Takitani: (7) ASL 15.3
Bad Sleep Well, The: (7) ASL 15.6
Throne of blood: (7) ASL 12.2
Hana Yori Dango: (7) ASL 3.1
Late spring: (7) ASL 10
Yama no Oto (Sound of the Mountain): (7) ASL 8.3
Floating Weeds (Ukigusa - Dissolution of family scene): (7) ASL 6.7
Hana Yori Dango: (7) ASL 5
Zangiku monogatari (Boat scene): (7) ASL 23.3
Rashômon (The woodcutter's story): (7) ASL 13.5
Boys Over Flowers: (7) ASL 4.2
Ran: (7) ASL 10.2
Sanjuro: (7) ASL 13.9
Boys Over Flowers: (7) ASL 6
Late Spring: (7) ASL 8.7

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