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Mathematician Cracks the Code of Hollywood Blockbusters

Cornell University’s James Cutting has a theory about Hollywood blockbusters. To be a really engaging potential classic, a movie needs to follow the 1/f�fluctuation, a mathematical theory that attempts to solve the mystery of attention spans. In his research, Cutting measured the shot length of the 150 highest-grossing movies between 1935 and 2005. He then graphed the varying shot lengths ...

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