Saturday, 30 July 2016

Film Dialogue From 2,000 Screenplays, Broken Down By Gender And Age

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Lately, Hollywood has been taking so much shit for rampant sexism and racism. The prevailing theme: white men dominate movie roles. But it's all rhetoric and no data, which gets us nowhere in terms of having an informed discussion.

How many movies are actually about men? What changes by genre, era, or box-office revenue? What circumstances generate more diversity? Polygraph 'Googled' their way to 8,000 screenplays and matched each character's lines to an actor. From there, they compiled the number of words spoken by male and female characters across roughly 2,000 films.

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