What Makes Them Run, What Slows Them Down: Cinemetrics Looks at Film History and Culture

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Nowadays, as filmmaking goes digital, so do film studies. This presentation features “Cinemetrics,” an online addition to the traditional toolkit of film studies. Some films are slow and pensive; some are fast and furious; some start slowly and run amuck after a while. Much of it depends on film cutting: some movies or sequences are “cuttier” than others. Cinemetrics is a speedometer of cutting; how it works and why we need it is what this presentation is about.