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Denzelism tracker

Print your own Denzelism tracker and use it to record your film ratings and the Denzelisms you find in each film. (Because I can’t be the only data nerd Denzealot.)

DenzelismTracker

Coming soon

Starting Tuesday, July 12, I’ll begin posting polls of each Denzel Washington film. Each poll will be live for one week, so watch this space beginning July 12, and add your ratings!

In the meantime, I’ll post a few miscellaneous polls here and there to test the features and formatting. Here’s the first.

Flames

Here’s a line chart showing Denzelishness over the years, according to the nine Denzelisms that I’m tracking: the walk, general badassery, humor, the lip, the speech, the stutter, the thousand-yard stare, the cough, and the Glory Tear. (Now we’re getting fancy.)

(Note that the chart includes data only for the podcasts that I’ve heard so far (see the Current Data).

The first chart reflects average Denzelishness. (Wait! Isn’t that an oxymoron?)

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This second chart reflects total Denzelishness in each year.

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This chart will get more dramatic after all the data is compiled.

Data labels

I’m planning some new visualizations of DWITGAOATP data, and I went back to Cole Nussbaumer Knaflic’s book, Storytelling With Data, to get some ideas. As I was flipping through it, I remembered that she uses data labels on her bar charts, which makes them much easier to read.

So here’s the updated data with labels. Now I need to figure out how to adjust the spacing. It’s a little smashed, which is a bit of a coincidence. (Heh.)

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Malcolm X speech (excerpt)

“Oh, I say and I say it again. You’ve been had! Ya been took! Ya been hoodwinked! Bamboozled! Led astray! Run amok! This is what he does!”

Malcolm X (1992)

A new data point

I’ve added a new data set.

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See Current Data for the updated main chart.

And a huge thank you to Kevin and Kamau for the shout-out on Episode 80. That made my day.

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I’m not sure who photographed Denzel for the Safe House movie poster, but it’s my favorite portrait of him.

(If you know who shot this, please let me know. I’d like to give credit here.)

Eli’s prayer

“Dear Lord, thank you for giving me the strength and the conviction to complete the task you entrusted to me. Thank you for guiding me straight and true through the many obstacles in my path. And for keeping me resolute when all around seemed lost. Thank you for your protection and your many signs along the way. Thank you for any good that I may have done. I’m so sorry about the bad. Thank you for the friend I made. Please watch over her as you watched over me. Thank you for finally allowing me to rest. I’m so very tired. But I go now to my rest at peace, knowing that I have done right with my time on this earth. I fought the good fight. I finished the race. I kept the faith.”

Eli, Book of Eli (2010)

Denzealots

I came late to the DWITGAOATP party, and the more I listen to the podcast, the more I learn about the Denzealot community.

After seven or eight episodes, I jumped ahead to Episode 49, Much Ado About Nothing, because I love that movie. One of my favorite scenes is when Don Pedro, played by Denzel, proposes to Beatrice, played by Emma Thompson. She politely declines, saying, “No, my lord, unless I might have another for working days. Your Grace is too costly to wear every day.”

Anyhow …

During the episode, Kamau and Kevin talk a lot about Liz, who maintains the @Denzealots Twitter account, and Igor Rusinov, who maintains Denzealots.com. I never realized before today that those are fan accounts. Their sites complement the DWITGAOATP podcast nicely, and I rely on them quite a bit.

Check out the Current Data. It’s starting to take shape. And please be sure to submit your ideas for visualizing the data. I’d appreciate some new perspectives.

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