DRAGNET GIRL (SAMPLE 1) (1933, Japan)
directed by: Yasujiro Ozu


IMDB link: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0024120

Submitted by Tsivian on 2005-11-25

Tsivian's comment:
This is my first attempt at taking shot-legth-only mesurements of Ozu's film using Cinemetrics. This is why I call it {sample one}. I'll ask someone to do it again (or do it again myself to see the margin of error, and call it {sample 2}.


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Degree of the trendline: Moving average :

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Author: Yuri Tsivian (who mesured it) Date: 2005-11-28

Interestingly, the linear trendline shows no tendency in cutting to accelerate or decrease pace, which seems to confirm Bordwell's point about Ozu's editing strategy being less action-anchored than a normal gangster movie is supposed to be. Must measure Underworld to test this assumption.

Author: David Bordwell Date: 2006-02-20

Ozu is a very fast cutter! But it's good to know
that he is steady throughout the film, which seems right to me. When I counted frames in the pre-digital days, I was always amazed to see how closely each shot matched its mates. Ozu had designed for him a special stopwatch that measured in both seconds and frames, so he could time the
shot while he made it!

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