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Sabermetrics come to ... film writing?

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Dick Whitman, May 6, 2013.

  1. Dick Whitman

    Dick Whitman Well-Known Member


    For as much as $20,000 per script, Mr. Bruzzese and a team of analysts compare the story structure and genre of a draft script with those of released movies, looking for clues to box-office success. His company, Worldwide Motion Picture Group, also digs into an extensive database of focus group results for similar films and surveys 1,500 potential moviegoers. What do you like? What should be changed?
  2. cranberry

    cranberry Well-Known Member

    Tarantino is on the decline but somebody will overpay him.
  3. LongTimeListener

    LongTimeListener Well-Known Member

    I bet BOOBS has a spreadsheet category of its own.
  4. dooley_womack1

    dooley_womack1 Well-Known Member

    I guess domestic gross is the equivalent of pitcher wins.
  5. Football_Bat

    Football_Bat Well-Known Member

    Three Men and a BABIP.
  6. Guy_Incognito

    Guy_Incognito Well-Known Member

    That's very good.

    The World According to VORP

    I always thought it was dumb to measure movies in terms of dollars rather than tickets as the price of tickets kept skyrocketing.
  7. LongTimeListener

    LongTimeListener Well-Known Member


    This time, it's for the pennant.
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  8. HanSenSE

    HanSenSE Well-Known Member

    Two, uh, thumbs up!
  9. DanOregon

    DanOregon Well-Known Member

  10. Songbird

    Songbird Well-Known Member

    He puts the RISP into CRISPIN.

  11. YankeeFan

    YankeeFan Well-Known Member

    One of the NPR weekend programs did a show on making hit songs, and predicting what songs would be hits.

    They studied brain waves, and measured people's "pleasure".

    I can't find a link, but this article references something similar:


    And, it might have been the same program, or maybe a second one on the same subject, but they talked about how a song needs to be "predictable" enough for the brain to anticipate what will come next -- a beat, a chorus, etc. -- but then needs to "surprise" at times, otherwise we find it too boring, and predictable.
  12. waterytart

    waterytart Active Member

    I wouldn't have pegged you as a GWTW fan.
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