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history? The purpose of this paper is to attempt to answer this
question. To do so, we adopt some quantitative approaches that
facilitate an objective interpretation of the data. The data source
we have chosen for this study is the Internet Online Movie
Database (IMDb), and in particular, one of its sections called
"Connections", which lists references made to a film in
subsequent movies and references made in the film itself to
previous ones. The extraction and analysis of these networks of
citations allows us to draw some conclusions about the most
influential movies in film history, identifying their
distinguishing features, and considering how their popularity
has evolved over time.
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