Character portrayal analyses using computational tools
How a movie character is written or portrayed influences a viewer's impression, which can in turn influence people's stereotypes on gender norms. We develop a computational framework, called connotation frames, to measure the power and agency given to characters in movies. Our new tool allows for in-depth analyses of subtle nuances in how characters are written about in movie screenplays.
What are connotation frames? [expand]
How do we study movie characters? [expand]
How much bias is there in our movies? [expand]