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

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 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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