Two seasons of fantastic obscenity.
Posts Tagged graphs
Over the summer, cartoonist Dorothy Gambrell made a dozen charts and graphs about the top-grossing and Best-Picture-nominated films of the last century, on her chart site Very Small Array. A list with takeaways:
- Median Rotten Tomatoes score of top grossing and Best-Picture-nominated films: Big movies are getting worse.
- Median lengths of top grossers and Best-Picture noms: Oscar winners are usually a little longer than big films.
- Rising movie budgets: Oscar nominee budgets dropped recently.
Jason Oberholtzer, editor of I Love Charts, guest-posts:
Nerds love movies. Nerds love charts. Nerds love combining their loves (bacon unicorns, zombie narwhals). Thus, we get tons of charts about movies at I Love Charts. Here are ten of my favorites.
Take time to notice the attention to detail, specificity and minutiae. What other population would take the time to study and reproduce every pair of glasses worn by Woody Allen on film, to compare the great trilogies in cinematic history, or to wonder about the power dynamics of Morgan Freeman vis-à-vis himself? Who else would calculate the potential risks of light saber ownership or how Ikea would build a DeLorean?
And finally, who other than the nerds would be self-aware enough to plot their own progression towards full-blown movie geeks? Nerds, geeks, dweebs and other deminerds, I salute you.
Turns out, Netflix will tell you what movies are popular in your area. Also turns out, local favorites are often funnily clichéd.
We looked up the movies that each state was watching more than the others, and we mapped them out across the United States. Enjoy!
Mississippi: What the hell, guys?