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Physicist Sameet Sreenivasan of the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in New York conducted a detailed data analysis of novel and unique elements in movies throughout the 20th century. Sreenivasan analyzed keywords used on the Internet Movie Database (IMDb) to observe trends. A novelty score was given based on the number of times any given keyword was used to describe another film. Films that had higher novelty scores featured a word that was rarely used to describe it. While films with lower novelty scores had a keyword used to describe a variety of them. A range from zero to one was applied as the novelty score, with the least novel being zero. To depict the evolution of film culture over time, Sreenivasan then lined up the scores chronologically. “You always hear about how the period from 1929 to 1950 was known as the Golden Age of Hollywood,” Sreenivasan said to Wired. “There were big movies with big movie stars. But if you look at novelty at that time, you see a downward trend.” After studio systems fell in the 1950s, filmmakers burst with new ideas which enhanced the movies during the 1960s. Films like Bonnie and Clyde in 1967, Breathless in 1960, and The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly in 1966 were all very well received. In addition, plot lines, novel styles and film techniques helped create the increase in Sreenivasan’s analysis of that period.

Many of the most-pirated movies aren’t available for legitimate online purchase

Pacific Rim, The Internship and Monsters University are also available for digital purchase. White House Down, Elysium, The Mortal Instruments City of Bones, and 2 Guns are not available in any digital format at the moment. The fact that the films are not available for streaming isn’t too surprising, since services like Netflix don’t specialize in new releases thanks to the cost of licensing them. Meanwhile, the new films Netflix does gain the rights to often don’t hit the service until a few weeks after their DVD release , as part of the deals Netflix worked out with studios. A number of these films, meanwhile, are simply between their theatrical and DVD release. White House Down, for example, is scheduled to be released on Amazon Instant Video on Nov. 5 for $4.99 rental or $14.99 purchase. Elysium and The Mortal Instruments City of Bones arrive on DVD in December, while 2 Guns will be released in November. PiracyData.org is the brainchild of Jerry Brito and Eli Dourado from the Mercatus Center , a conservative think tank within George Mason University, as well as developer Matt Sherman. In a FAQ , they said they wanted to determine if consumers “turn to piracy when the movies they want to watch are not available legally.” They were inspired by an MPAA report that said search engines were not taking sufficient voluntary measures to combat piracy. When the site debuted yesterday, however, some of the information was incorrect. Pacific Rim, for example, was not listed as being available for digital purchase.

Romeros film is basically Cloverfield but with a zombie outbreak; the 1976 is just a weird noir drama about a guy trying to murder his mother-in-law. In any case, dead people dont need diaries. 2) Flight of the Living Dead This 2007 film takes all the excitement of a zombie outbreak and limits to a single plane. When a bunch of scientists try to ship a zombie, it of course gets loose and start infecting other passengers. Its most notable for a scene where a zombie gets sucked through a jet engine and somehow is still moving afterwards. Please insert your own flying is already hell jokes here. 3) Dance of the Dead When a freak accident at a power plant causes corpses from the nearby cemetery to rise from their graves, the zombies attack the nearby high school, where prom is taking place. Dance is a horror-comedy, so you shouldnt mind things like the power of rock n roll soothing the zombies. But Im still curious who would zone a power plant, a cemetery and a high school so close to each other. 4) Dale of the Dead The only thing I know about this 2010 movie is what Ive gleaned from the trailer, and thats that four friends are trying to survive the zombie apocalypse, which admittedly seems pretty under control in the above trailer. Well, that and the filmmakers clearly thought Shaun of the Dead was onto something, title-wise.

After a documentary and several shorts, Godard made his first feature, "Breathless (A Bout de Souffle)" (1960), a brisk dark comedy starring Jean-Paul Belmondo as a petty thief and Jean Seberg as an American ex-pat.

Yet despite that proactive approach, searches for Hollywood blockbusters frequently turn up links to pirate websites. “The MPAA is complaining that Google leads people to infringing links,” Brito argues. “But what’s the alternative?” The movies that are available on file-sharing sites, he says, are “very rarely available for legal acquisition.” Unsurprisingly, MPAA spokesperson Kate Bedingfield disagrees. “Today there are more ways than ever to watch movies and TV shows legally online, and more are constantly being added,” she said in an e-mailed statement. “If a particular film isn’t available for stream or purchase at a given moment, however, it does not justify stealing it from the creators and makers who worked hard to make it.” Brito insists he’s not trying to excuse piracy. But, he argues, “I don’t understand how the industry is making a big show about Google not taking voluntary measures to help with piracy.” Hollywood, he says, could “change its business model to take their own voluntary measures to deal with piracy,” by making movies more readily available through legal online channels. If it chooses not to do that, he believes, they have no business complaining that tech companies aren’t doing enough to combat the problem. But Bedingfield counters that films get heavily pirated even when they’re made available in online formats. The Walking Dead was pirated 500,000 times within 16 hours despite the fact that it is available to stream for free for the next 27 days on AMCs website and distributed in 125 countries around the world the day after it aired,” she says. “Our industry is working hard to bring content to audiences when they want it, where they want it, but content theft is a complex problem that requires comprehensive, voluntary solutions from all stakeholders involved.” Finally, Bedingfield points out that the Mercatus Center counts Google among its funders. Correction: The original data supplied to us by PiracyData.org was inaccurate. It showed 1 movie available for rental and 4 available for purchase. In fact, at least 3 were available for rental and 6 were available for purchase.