DESCRIPTION: comparison of various films from the 50's from different countries


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:

Enfants terribles, Les: (7) ASL 14.2
Patriotic Popeye: (7) ASL 4.6
Ciske de rat: (7) ASL 14.5
Throne of Blood: (7) ASL 13
Rouge et le noir, Le: (7) ASL 13.8
On the Beach: (7) ASL 18.4
Horror of Dracula: (7) ASL 10.8
Aparajito: (7) ASL 11.3
Lola Montès: (7) ASL 18.2
Rear window: (7) ASL 10.5
Mi tio Jacinto: (7) ASL 9
Seventh Seal, The: (7) ASL 9.5


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