I was thrilled yesterday to see multiple Denzealots reporting on Walt Hickey’s article, The Four Types of Denzel Washington Movies, on FiveThirtyEight. It’s great to see more Denzel data, especially on Nate Silver’s site.
I was three days into this project when I realized that I’m going to have to start thinking like a researcher. Which is a bit of a challenge for me, because, well, I’m not a researcher.
There are holes in my data that need fixing. For example, I listened to the first seven episodes without the intention of gathering data, so my list of Denzelisms is largely from memory.
Back to Episode 2: The Equalizer.
Here’s the starting list of Denzelisms from that episode:
- The walk
- General badassery
- The lip
- The speech
- Denzel’s humor
- The “Oh, really … oh, ok, ok” reaction. (Kamau and Kevin went on to call it something else, but I can’t go there.)
In future episodes they added:
- The stutter
- The thousand-yard stare
- The cough
- The Glory Tear
- No white women as lovers (not on the chart yet)
Below is the updated chart (also see the latest table on which it is based):