Faculty Advisor

Fontanella, Lee


This project investigates, through qualitative and quantitative measures, the effect of computer technology on motion pictures. Following a comprehensive technical overview, a series of essays elucidates the role of film both as art and popular mythology, and analyzes thirty popular movies for content with respect to their use of digital tools. Finally, an exhaustive quantitative investigation presents statistical correlations generated by an original computer program from nearly ten-thousand pages of input data, with rigorous analyses of their implications.


Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

January 1999

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project


Restricted-WPI community only

Advisor Department

Humanities and Arts