Unveiling Character Dynamics of Movie Narratives

RollTheDataDice, 2023

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Welcome to the captivating world where stories unfold, emotions intertwine, and characters come to life on the silver screen! Our project sets out on a riveting journey through the heart of cinema, seeking to decode the intricate dance of characters within the vast tapestry of movie plot summaries.

In the grand tradition of narrative storytelling, characters serve as the beating heart of every cinematic masterpiece. Beyond their individual narratives, the dynamics between characters shape the essence of storytelling, steering plots towards climactic peaks, heartwarming resolutions, or tragic conclusions.

Why is understanding character dynamics so crucial? Well, as storytelling enthusiasts, filmmakers, and data enthusiasts alike, we believe that unraveling the patterns of character interactions unveils the very essence of cinematic storytelling. Characters are not mere entities; they are conduits through which narratives breathe, conveying emotions, conflicts, and resolutions.

Buckle up as we begin the odyssey through the realms of persona distributions, intricate character networks, and the pulsating rhythm of cinematic evolution! 🚀 Are you ready to peer into the soul of cinema and witness the magic that unfolds when characters take center stage? Let the curtain rise, and let the data story begin! 🌟

Understanding Individual Characters

Peering into the Essence of Characters: A Journey into Personas

This is the beginning of our cinematic exploration, where characters reveal their individuality through distinct personas. Now, let’s delve into the latent behavioral and personality patterns that define characters before walking along their narrative pathways.

What are Personas?

In the realm of film, personas encapsulate a blend of distinctive traits by which the fictional characters are shaped. The audience would often identify what a character is like by their persona, for example, the hero or the villain. In our cases, personas can be in more specific terms, like characters’ behavioral and personality petterns. After regression, we classified all the characters into 50 types of personas, indicated by a code from 0 to 49.In films, personas encapsulate a blend of distinctive multifaceted traits by which the fictional characters are shaped. The audience would often use the persona to effectively identify what a character is like, for example, the hero or the villain. In our cases, personas can be more specific. After regression analysis, we classified all the characters into 50 types of personas, indicated by a code from 0 to 49.

Show more We get the personas by running the pipeline outlined in the "Learning Latent Personas of Film Characters" paper [Link](https://github.com/dbamman/ACL2013_Personas/tree/master?tab=readme-ov-file).


We can take a look at the most associated words for each persona to get a basic impression.

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