She Giggles, He Gallops

Julia Silge + Russell Goldenberg, Amber Thomas, and Hannah Anderson

August 22, 2017


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The Premise

There have been several projects conducted that show a disparity in film dialogue between male and female characters. But, talking isn’t the only thing important to a movie. The way characters are instructed to act plays a role as well. In this project, we investigate over 2,000 film scripts to find what verbs are more likely to follow the pronouns “he” and “she”.

My Contributions

  • Some front-end development (HTML, CSS, and D3)

Collaborators

The data collection, analysis, graphic wireframes, and story-writing for this project came from Julia Silge. Russell Goldenberg designed the page and also performed much of the front-end development.

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