Question of the Week: What is the ‘formula’ for a good movie?

Question of the Week, 16.08.2010

Recently psychologist professor James Cutting and his team found out that hollywood movies follow a mathematical formula. The length of the movies’ shots seems to “resonate with the human attention span” therefore obeying the so called 1/f law.

Read more:

James Cutting et al. “Attention and the Evolution of Hollywood Film”, Psychological Science, 2010

(http://pss.sagepub.com/content/21/3/432)