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A look at sex, drugs, violence, and cursing in film over time through MPAA ratings

Reasons for PG or higher MPAA Rating

In 1968, the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) film rating system took effect in an effort to replace the then-aged Hays Code. The goal of the MPAA rating system is to provide a modern, standardized scale on which to

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Top 25 most murderous directors of all time

Top 25 Most Murderous Directors

Last weekend, I discovered a web site where a group of dedicated film fanatics have been systematically counting on-screen deaths in various films for several years. I immediately set out to scrape all of the data from their web site

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Has violence been vanquished? Not in the film industry

Worldwide violence is going down

Since I posted my deadliest actors and deadliest films lists last week, I’ve been bombarded with questions about violence in the film industry. “Has the film industry become more violent over time?” (My answer: yes!) “Why do you think the

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Top 25 most violence packed films of all time

25 most violence packed films

Over the weekend, I discovered a web site where a group of dedicated film fanatics have been systematically counting on-screen deaths in various films for several years. I immediately set out to scrape all of the data from their web

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This blog is my labor of love, and I've spent hundreds of hours working on the projects that you'll read about here. Generally, I write about data visualization and machine learning, and sometimes explore out-of-the-box projects at the intersection of the two. I hope you enjoy my projects as much as I have.

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