Did I mention how much I love Amanda Cox’s info graphics for the NYTimes?
Because I do.
eg the above. This kind of visualisation can so easily be just kind of pretty but uninformative but she totally brings out all sorts of interesting stuff in a way that I don’t think could be done with just text: First you get the form of the chart whilst unfamiliar and totally tailored to the content it’s really intuitive, only take a few seconds to get. Then the annotations and description explaining the form of the individual charts really nicely — the interpretation layer. Finally the interaction; rolling over the chart sections shows you the relevant scene from the trailer-evidence for the assertions of the annotations and tying the whole thing back to the subject nicely.
Full thing here: Dissecting a Trailer: The Parts of the Film That Make the Cut
Aside: The NY Times’ graphics are looking a bit more colourful recently, good.