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The Largest Ever Analysis of Film Dialogue by Gender: 2,000 scripts, 25,000 actors, 4 million lines. Film Dialogue from 2,000 screenplays, Broken Down by Gender and Age Lately, Hollywood has been taking so much shit for rampant sexism and racism.

The Largest Ever Analysis of Film Dialogue by Gender: 2,000 scripts, 25,000 actors, 4 million lines

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? We didn’t set out trying to prove anything, but rather compile real data. Let’s begin by examining dialogue, by gender, for just Disney films. In January 2016, researchers reported that men speak more often than women in Disney’s princess films. This dataset isn’t perfect. Methodology For each screenplay, we mapped characters with at least 100 words of dialogue to a person’s IMDB page (which identifies people as an actor or actress). 2,000 Screenplays: Dialogue Broken-down by Gender All Genres Action Drama Comedy Horror Each screenplay has at least 90% of its lines categorized by gender.

How many screenplays have women as lead characters? Under 21years-old 2010s.

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British Council. Roald Dahl. ‘Auld Lang Syne’: What Does it Mean Again? <br/><a href=" Breaking News</a> | <a href=" News Videos</a> Copy (Image credit: Emmanuel Dunand/AFP/Getty Images) Here it is.

‘Auld Lang Syne’: What Does it Mean Again?

The answer to a perennial question of what on earth does "Auld Lang Syne" mean? The confusion over the song is arguably almost as much of a tradition as the song itself. The title of the Scottish tune translates to "times gone by" and is about remembering friends from the past and not letting them be forgotten. Despite its strong association with New Year's Eve, "Auld Lang Syne," written by Robert Burns in the 1700s, was never intended to be a holiday song. The song, and the confusion that comes with it, has been immortalized in countless movies and TV shows. In "When Harry Met Sally," Billy Crystal's baffled Harry wonders, "What does this song mean? "Well, maybe it just means that we should remember that we forgot them or something," Sally reasons. So as you surround yourself with friends old and new tonight, sing on.

CHORUS And there's a hand my trusty friend ! The History and Words of Auld Lang Syne. In sentimental American movies, Robert Burns' Auld Lang Syne is sung by crowds at the big New Year finale.

The History and Words of Auld Lang Syne

In Bangkok and Beijing it is so ubiquitous as a song of togetherness and sad farewells, they presume it must be an old Thai or Chinese folk song; while in France it is the song which eases the pain of parting with the hope that we will all see each other again - Oui, nous nous reverrons, mes frères, ce n'est qu'un au revoir. Auld Lang Syne is one of Scotland's gifts to the world, recalling the love and kindness of days gone by, but in the communion of taking our neighbours' hands, it also gives us a sense of belonging and fellowship to take into the future.

It is one of the many folk songs from the great Lowland Scots tradition collected and fashioned by the pen of one of the world's greatest songwriters. "... Light be the turf on the breast of the heaven inspired Poet who composed this glorious fragment. " Fancy singing along yourself? Chorus: And surely ye'll be your pint-stowp! A Red, Red Rose: [Hear Red, Red Rose] O my Luve's like a red, red rose, That's newly sprung in June: O my Luve's like the melodie, That's sweetly play'd in tune.

A Red, Red Rose: [Hear Red, Red Rose]

As fair art thou, my bonie lass, So deep in luve am I; And I will luve thee still, my dear, Till a' the seas gang dry. Till a' the seas gang dry, my dear, And the rocks melt wi' the sun; And I will luve thee still, my dear, While the sands o' life shall run. London Walk.