Date of Original Version



Conference Proceeding

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Copyright 2014 Association for Computational Linguistics

Abstract or Description

In this paper I apply a novel method of network text analysis to a sample of 150 original screenplays. That sample is divided evenly between unproduced, original screenplays (n = 75) and those that were nominated for Best Original Screenplay by either the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences or by major film critics associations (n = 75). As predicted, I find that the text networks derived from unproduced screenplays are significantly less complex, i.e. they contain fewer concepts (nodes) and statements (links). Unexpectedly, I find that those same networks are more cohesive, i.e. they exhibit higher density and coreness.



Published In

Proceedings of the Joint Workshop on Social Dynamics and Personal Attributes in Social Media, 2014, 68-76.