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Film chart of the past 100 years

Designer Larry Gormley created an interesting info graphic mapping 2,000 influential movies over the past 100 years, classified in 20 categories. The image is shown on their web site and can be bought as a print.

Some of the criteria for inclusion are whether the title won an important award such as the best picture Academy Award, achieved critical acclaim according to recognized film critics, is considered to be key genre films by experts, or attained box office success. Some of the categories include animation, action, sci-fi, crime, neo-noir, and more.

It's also interesting to see how popular a certain genre was in a particular time period, like the raise of western movies in the 1950s, and the return of musicals in the late 1990s.

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