Welcome to Projected Figures

If you have come to Projected Figures expecting accountancy, you are in the right place.

Accountancy is what film writers do: counting minutes, counting words, reducing all cinema’s abstract expressions to calibrations,  evaluations and calculated formulae on a simplified, and simplifying, worksheet. Critics, you see, operate a kind of reverse-alchemy, transforming vibrant sights and sounds into bland verbiage and, if you’re lucky, the odd summary insight.

More importantly, though, all films are concerned, precisely, with projected figures. So this site is dedicated to those strange tropes and stranger creatures brought to shimmering life on the screen – for our awe, our amusement, and occasionally our alienation. Welcome!


Anton Bitel