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I'd guess there are more porn films made in a month than all the studio movies in a year - and I doubt any porn movies are released theatrically anymore. There aren't enough NC-17 movies to account for the percentage shown (not that NC-17 automatically means porn). So they must have an odd definition of porn.Welcome back from your blogcation - we all missed you.
If I'm reading this graph right, 100% of all films are sci-fi. So I assume I'm not reading this graph right...?
The vertical size of each color (at each time point) reflects the %, and the total adds up to 100%.So for example the pink comedy segment at the most recent time goes from about the 43 to about the 58, and thus comedy is about 15% of films in 2010.
I agree with Bub. The definition of porn may be related to NC-17 or X rating, which probably wasn't in use much prior to the 60s. Also, movies that would qualify for NC-17 or X today, probably wouldn't have received a wide theatrical release in that era. The steep, almost opposing decline in Westerns over the same time period, while probably not causal, is amusingly coincidental. Less porn = more westerns, and vice versa? Hmm.
Sent here via Brainpickings twitter feed--I love that kind of blog--and so I'm very happy to have found yours as well. This graphic reminds me of the Visual Display of Quantitative Information by Edward Tufte. . . a great way to digest lots of info! Thanks for this. Most interesting!