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The always surprising xkcd has released a collection of quite sophisticated charts [full resolution, xkcd.com] that show the interactions between individual movie characters in famous movies like The Lord of the Rings, Star Wars, Jurassic Park, 12 Angry Men and Primer.

The horizontal axis represents time. The vertical grouping of the lines indicates which characters are together at a given time.

If you like this, be sure not to miss the fabulous infographic of Time Travel in Popular Film and TV by Information is Beautiful. And yes, this is an ideal time to pre-order his book!

Thnkx Tim.

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It's like Minard meets Hollywood!

Tue 03 Nov 2009 at 3:36 AM
Marty

Check out Daniel McClaren's interactive time-line for the xkcd comic at http://danielmclaren.net/2009/11/03/experimenting-with-graph-visualizations-on-a-timeline

You can scroll back and forth through the timeline and the various characters group together.

Wed 04 Nov 2009 at 12:20 AM

I like your comparison Marty, well observed! Tufte should/could be happy!

Wed 04 Nov 2009 at 12:05 PM
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