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posted by tss (36 comments total) 17 users marked this as a favorite
 
(Whoops, should be mnoo...)
posted by tss at 6:27 PM on June 2, 2014


Alderaan?
Alderaan.
Alderaan?!
Alderaan!
Alderaan.
posted by griphus at 6:30 PM on June 2, 2014 [6 favorites]


crap holy
posted by carter at 6:37 PM on June 2, 2014


Very strange this post is.
posted by TheWhiteSkull at 6:42 PM on June 2, 2014


That is beyond insane.
posted by escape from the potato planet at 6:43 PM on June 2, 2014


This would have been even better if it was posted by ARTW.
posted by turbid dahlia at 6:46 PM on June 2, 2014 [11 favorites]


> Very strange this post is.

Is post strange this very.
posted by benito.strauss at 7:07 PM on June 2, 2014


FTW?
posted by aaronetc at 7:10 PM on June 2, 2014


neat, a visual concordance. Needs smpte.
posted by jenkinsEar at 7:20 PM on June 2, 2014


I was wondering how this was created—does closed-captioning data provide this level of detail (I didn't think so)? Is there some other metadata system for film dialogue that I'm not aware of? Has voice recognition gotten good enough to automate this kind of thing?

So I looked at the video description. The tagging of words was done manually. (I presume that the final video was then assembled by a script.)

That's obsession.
posted by escape from the potato planet at 7:52 PM on June 2, 2014 [2 favorites]


I prefer it to the original.... or any of the prequels.
posted by greenhornet at 8:03 PM on June 2, 2014


Actually, I just like to say Force.
Force force force force force force. Today I learned the term semantic satiation.
posted by sysinfo at 8:06 PM on June 2, 2014


Anyone else decide to just skip ahead to "I" and "the"?

I think maybe this would've worked better with something shorter but just as well-known. Like a Charlie Brown Christmas, maybe. Or Bohemian Rhapsody.
posted by TheSecretDecoderRing at 8:37 PM on June 2, 2014


Did anyone watch the whole thing? If so, why?
posted by trip and a half at 8:43 PM on June 2, 2014 [3 favorites]


I'm past halfway through. It drags a bit in the "i"s - "I," "I'm," "I've," "in," "is," and "it" must have at least a thousand occurrences between them. But it picks back up in the "j"s. "Jabba," "Jedi," "junk" - all fun words. "Jettison!" Yeah, I like the "j"s a lot. Somehow I'm really looking forward to the numbers at the end, though, wondering how many there'll be. I'm sure "3PO" will be in there, since surprisingly "C3PO" was only mentioned four times. I mean, "Biggs" gets six mentions, so there must be a lot for "3PO," or alternately "Threepio" or some variant, although I'm not betting on that since there were no "Artoo"s.
posted by koeselitz at 8:52 PM on June 2, 2014


(Luke, of course, gets his name mentioned more than anybody else's in the movie as far as I can tell – 65 times. Nobody else seems to be close. Guess that makes sense.)
posted by koeselitz at 8:52 PM on June 2, 2014


Now I realize that the neat little chart in the black at the bottom is color-coded: green for letters, orange for numbers. It's like a reverse-interesting chart; the colored parts are high occurrences of a single word, which tend to be more boring, except in sort of a minimalist-techno sort of way. I'm excited now to find out whether there will be any "z"s.
posted by koeselitz at 9:01 PM on June 2, 2014


Huh. "Threepio." How about that.
posted by koeselitz at 9:04 PM on June 2, 2014


Ah, I was wrong! The color-coding notes where you are in the graph; green for the past, orange for the future. Not sure how I missed that. Also, all the numbers seem to be spelled out, so I don't think there'll be any numbers.
posted by koeselitz at 9:08 PM on June 2, 2014


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posted by cthuljew at 9:09 PM on June 2, 2014 [3 favorites]


Also, I just noticed this was done with the Special Edition. Now I am slightly disappointed.
posted by cthuljew at 9:12 PM on June 2, 2014


What?? Only three "Wookie" mentions? Huh...
posted by Greg_Ace at 9:35 PM on June 2, 2014


I finished a while ago.

"The" is a heavy one - 368 occurrences, the most of any word (I think) in the movie. But partway through "the" I realized that 368 moments from a movie I know well is enough to sort of pick out the plot just from those moments, so watching "the" is sort of like watching an encapsulated version of "Star Wars." The "t"s have some interesting ones after that, things like "transport." As you can imagine, the "u-v-w-x" section is filled with a lot of weird and interesting things. The whole thing builds to a nice climax with another long reiteration of the whole film with the "you"s (312 iterations) and gets you excited for the end - a single "z" word! (I won't spoil it by telling you which one, though.)

All in all, a fine experience.
posted by koeselitz at 9:46 PM on June 2, 2014 [3 favorites]


After the societal collapse this shit will end up becoming like the new Strong's Exhaustive Concordance of the Bible.
posted by nanojath at 9:53 PM on June 2, 2014 [4 favorites]


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posted by cthuljew at 11:09 PM


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posted by nanojath at 9:57 PM on June 2, 2014 [1 favorite]


I liked the part where everyone said butt really fast.
posted by murphy slaw at 10:15 PM on June 2, 2014 [1 favorite]


I liked how "technological" and "terror" were right next to each other.
posted by cthuljew at 10:28 PM on June 2, 2014 [1 favorite]


"I'm" sounded like the seagulls from Finding Nemo. I'm?
posted by xedrik at 11:26 PM on June 2, 2014


Missed "of" #64!
posted by monocultured at 11:37 PM on June 2, 2014


Swedish author/artist Pär Thörn did a similar thing with August Strindberg's "Röda rummet." I love ideas like these!
posted by soundofsuburbia at 3:26 AM on June 3, 2014


Also, I just noticed this was done with the Special Edition. Now I am slightly disappointed.

Ironically, Greedo is before Han alphabetically.
posted by Fizz at 9:34 AM on June 3, 2014 [3 favorites]


Starts out strong with the apparent danger to Alderaan Alderaan Alderaan Alderaan Alderaan Alderaan Alderaan Alderaan Alderaan Alderaan Alderaan Alderaan Alderaan Alderaan Alderaan Alderaan Alderaan Alderaan Alderaan Alderaan but then it’s a long slog to discovering the force force force force force force force force force force force force force force force force force force force force — ends strong with a theme of believing in yourself yourself yourself yourself yourself yourself yourself yourself yourself yourself yourselves yourselves
posted by axoplasm at 10:49 AM on June 3, 2014 [1 favorite]


Crap. Looks like the Pontypool virus has a new vector.

Vector.
Vec...tor.
posted by McCoy Pauley at 3:19 PM on June 3, 2014 [3 favorites]


I still don't quite get the orange/green definition.

great video tho I'll have to watch it when i get home to bug my partner
posted by rebent at 12:01 PM on June 4, 2014




What?? Only three "Wookie" mentions? Huh...

Ah, but context matters:

wonderful wonderful wonderful

wookiee wookiee wookiees

word

posted by ricochet biscuit at 4:14 AM on June 8, 2014 [4 favorites]


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