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Randy Olson Posted in analysisdata visualization In earlythree Albright College students were watching Footloose during a heavy snowstorm.
By pure coincidence, the next movie that came on the television was The Air Up There, another popular film starring Kevin Bacon. Intrigued by the coincidence, the students started counting how many films Kevin Bacon had acted in and speculating how many actors he had appeared on film with.
What began as an inside joke quickly spread across the nation and became a popular parlor game. What series of films do you think Emma Watson and Kevin Bacon are linked through?
You may be surprised: Interestingly enough, the trio had stumbled across one of the first examples of the small-world phenomenon: Apparently, the same rules apply to actor collaboration networks. We now have a massive database of movies and vastly more powerful computers to look at this problem.
According to the aptly-named Oracle of BaconKevin Bacon has appeared in film with 3, actors during his film career.
When the Oracle of Bacon calculated the Bacon number for 1. Below, I charted distribution of Bacon numbers for all 1. Props to you if you find out who it is. Eric Roberts stands out as an actor who has had such a productive movie career that he has movie and TV credits to his name as of March Through scholarly and trade journal readings, in-class discussions, script analysis, and select guest speakers, exposure to various entities that comprise feature film and television development process.
A new study from Thinkbox, the commercial television marketing association, claims to explain why live viewing satisfies all our television needs.
Meanwhile research commissioned by YouView suggests that catch-up or on-demand services now account for a fifth of television viewing in the United. S17 E7 The Griffin Winter Games In an attempt to surprise the Griffin family, Meg successfully manages to get into the U.S.
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The belief that this impact has been dramatic has been largely unchallenged in media theory since its inception. However, there is much dispute as to what those effects are, how serious the ramifications are and if these effects are more or less evolutionary with human communication.