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Calidad Revistas Científicas Españolas
VOL.
29(2)/
2016
Author / Fernando CANET Associate Professor in Film Studies. Fine Arts College. Politechnic University of Valencia. Spain.
Author / Miguel Ángel VALERO Researcher. Politechnic University of Valencia. Spain.
Author / Lluís CODINA Associate Professor. Pompeu Fabra University. Barcelona. Spain.
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Article / Quantitative approaches for evaluating the influence of films using the IMDb database

Abstract /

Why do films certain remain influential throughout film history? The purpose of this paper is to attempt to answer this question. To do so, we adopt some quantitative approaches that facilitate an objective interpretation of the data. The data source we have chosen for this study is the Internet Online Movie Database (IMDb), and in particular, one of its sections called "Connections", which lists references made to a film in subsequent movies and references made in the film itself to previous ones. The extraction and analysis of these networks of citations allows us to draw some conclusions about the most influential movies in film history, identifying their distinguishing features, and considering how their popularity has evolved over time.

Keywords /

Influential films, film history, IMDb, connections, database, quantitative approaches

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