Archive for June, 2007

Facts Amazing!

Phew. So, we’ve come to the end of round 4. And, for funs, I’ve been analysing the scores to see what we can learn from having watched 29 films over the past year and a wee bit. Let’s get our percentages on (albeit rounded). Rock n’ roll.

First of all, where are the films from?
USA: 72% Average score: 6.1
France: 7% Average score: 7.7
Germany, Spain, Japan, Britain, Australia and Sweden: 3% each
Average score 6.9
When are they from?
1950s: 7% Average score: 6.8
1960s: 3% Average score: 7.2
1970s: 10% Average score: 6.2
1980s: 34% Average score: 6.3
1990s: 14% Average score: 7.2
2000s: 31% Average score: 6.6

How long are the films?
< 90 mins: 10% Average score 6.4
90-99 mins: 38% Average score 6.7
100-109 mins: 34% Average score 6.6
> 110 mins: 17% Average score 6.4

Well, we know how we ranked them, but how do our scores compare with the iMDb scores as of today, June 21st?
1. Strangers on a Train 8.3
2. Lola Rennt 8.1
2. Die Hard 8.1
4. Mysterious Skin 8.0
5. Les Parapluies de Cherbourg 7.9
5. Rocky 7.9
7. Lilja4-ever 7.8
7. Do The Right Thing 7.8
9. Rushmore 7.7
10. Le Diner de Cons 7.6
10. Kramer vs. Kramer 7.6
10. When Harry Met Sally 7.6
10. Abigail’s Party 7.6
10. Zatoichi 7.6
10. Kiss Me Deadly 7.6
16. La Mala Educacion 7.5
16. Me And You And Everyone We Know 7.5
18. After Hours 7.4
18. Punch Drunk Love 7.4
20. The Fly 7.2
20. Beverly Hills Cop 7.2
22. Japanese Story 7.0
23. Mean Girls 6.9
23. Safe 6.9
25. Fletch 6.6
25. Scrooged 6.6
27. CSA 6.5
28. Pretty In Pink 6.3
29. DeepStar Six 3.8
Can we now somehow work out what are the perfect conditions for a film club high score and somehow use that information to make our choices? I’m thinking French films of the 1990s stand are looking like a good bet, so I say we try and get this into Round 5 at some point.
Also, Bill Murray seems to be the only person to crop up in more than one Film Club film. A bag of Maoams to anyone who can find any others!