Setscene in numbers – #1

Our app Setscene grows and grows. We already have a collection of over 12000 shots, representing all kinds of locations. Soon our data base will feature 300 movies.
With our selection, we want to guarantee a large variety of miscellaneous genres and settings. But also the year of publication is important to us. For this reason, we try to display important films from each time period. In the attached graphic, you can see which years are currently most represented in Setscene.

While you can see the years on the X-axis, the Y-axis displays the amount of films. The size of the circles clarifies the number of locations in a film. As you can see the 1990s and 2000s are well represented. But so are the beginnings of movie making.

setscene Filme und Motive

At this moment, the oldest movie in our data base is Intolerance, directed by D. W. Griffith in 1916. This masterpiece of the silent era has a running time of 210 minutes and over 70 different locations. The movie tells four parallel storylines, separated by several centuries – all connected by human intolerance.

Not as old as Intolerance, but also a classic of the early years is The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari. Robert Wiene made this epic piece of cinema in 1920 and created a quintessential work of German Expressionist. 19 different locations tell the story about a mysterious doctor and his somnambulist Cesare.

But Setscene does not live only in the past. Modern blockbusters such as The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012) have found their place in our app. The epic tale of a small hero counts 30 locations while The Master, directed by Paul Thomas Anderson in 2012, counts over 60. What are your favorite eras in the history of film?

We will present more interesting numbers around our app Setscene from time to time. And of course our data base will continue to grow as more current as well as old classics will be added in the near future.