BIRTH OF A NATION (1915, USA)
directed by: D.W. Griffith

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IMDB link: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0004972

Submitted by Torey Liepa on 2006-05-24

Torey Liepa's comment:
This measurement was taken from a very non-authoritative, partial-sound DVD version of the film, 103 mins. in length, from the ever so prestigious Delta Entertainment Corp. My suspicion, however, is that given the narrative logic of the film, that the 3+ hr. version would generate similar results. My personal goal with this measurement was to get a sense of the economy of intertitling in the film, and so I have measured for pictorial shots, expository titles, dialogue titles, and text inserts. Given that many of the titles are different from the Clune's version as described by John Cuniberti, I wonder if the economy of this version will be similar to more authoritative versions. I plan to measure the full version once I get a copy of the DVD.


Name:
New Sho
Exposit
Dialogu
Text In
Number of shots:
974
137
28
6
Length(min):
76.73
22.34
3.29
0.67
ASL(sec):
4.7
9.8
7.1
6.7
MSL 3.2 6.7 3.6 7.1
MSL/ASL
0.68
0.68
0.51
1.06
StDev 4.2 9.3 6.6 2.8
Min 0.1 0.6 0.8 3.4
Max 37 50.5 27.7 11.6
CV 0.89 0.95 0.94 0.41
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