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Movies named after cities
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ovie gets city name when movie creators are sure that the city is not just point on the map. If city name is enough for being full title of an important movie then the city is a major for civilization.



• Gaps between the America, Asia and Europe plus Africa are clearly visible. But South Asia and Far East plus Australasia are in various modularity classes of the graph. Again, as in the megacities graph.
• Paris is in the very center of the graph. Maybe the point is Lumière brothers that are the earliest filmmakers.
• Movie gets name of a populated place less than city when this place is related to death (war, murder etc.) This explains why the place is still small (not a city yet). For example: Andersonville (prisoner-of-war camp), Balibo (murders), Fargo (murders), Guernsey (suicide), Jerichow (war veteran), Kolberg (siege), and Waterloo (battle). But if the place is related to life, it is populating.

Design
Every listed city has population 100,000+ people.
Every listed city has 1+ movie and/or series that is:
- named after the city that is in present
- named after the city but not after the hero
- not short
- not documentary
- voted 10+ times on IMDB

Firstly, every such city has 1+ international airport.

Total 56 moviecities. Vertices of the graph.
Connections are regular non-stop flights between moviecities. Edges of the graph.
Visualizing of the graph is force-based: connections are equally elastic; system is calmed.

Some countries have more than one such city:
The USA has 11 cities.
China, India, Italy each has 3 cities.
Germany, South Korea, Russia, Spain, the UK each has 2 cities.

Paris has 4 films, including the oldest in the list.
Istanbul has 3 films, every of 17 cities have 2 ones, other have only one.
1920’s — 2 films
1930’s — 4 films
1940’s — 8 films
1950’s — 7 films
1960’s — 1 film
1970’s — 1 film
1980’s — 8 films
1990’s — 11 films
2000’s — 37 films.

Calculated modularity classes in alphabetical order:
• Green contains Europe, Africa and South Asia.
• Red contains Oceania and Asia except South Asia.
• Yellow contains Americas.

Cities in order of longitude beginning decimal time zone number 0:
0 Lisbon (Portugal)
0 Bamako (Mali)
0 Casablanca (Morocco)
0 Madrid (Spain)
0 Liverpool (UK)
0 London (UK)
0 Barcelona (Spain)
0 Paris (France)
0 Amsterdam (Netherlands)
0 Genoa (Italy)
0 Milan (Italy)
0 Nuremberg (Germany)
0 Munich (Germany)
0 Rome (Italy)
0 Copenhagen (Denmark)
0 Tripoli (Libya)
0 Prague (Czech Republic)
0 Ljubljana (Slovenia)
0 Vienna (Austria)
1 Budapest (Hungary)
1 Warsaw (Poland)
1 Istanbul (Turkey)
1 Saint Petersburg (Russia)
1 Cairo (Egypt)
1 Jaffa (Israel) – TLV airport because Jaffa and Tel Aviv are a whole
1 Moscow (Russia)
2 Dubai (UAE)
2 Karachi (Pakistan)
2 Mumbai (India)
2 New Delhi (India)
2 Kolkata (India)
3 Singapore (Singapore)
3 Ho Chi Minh City (Vietnam)
3 Jakarta (Indonesia)
3 Macao (China)
3 Hong Kong (China)
3 Perth (Australia)
3 Manila (Philippines)
3 Shanghai (China)
4 Seoul (South Korea) – plus Incheon city itself
4 Tokyo (Japan)
7 San Francisco (USA)
7 Virginia City (USA) – Reno-Tahoe airport
7 Los Angeles (USA)
7 Las Vegas (USA)
7 Mexico City (Mexico)
7 Dallas (USA)
7 Tulsa (USA)
8 Chicago (USA)
8 Atlanta (USA)
8 Detroit (USA)
8 Quito (Ecuador)
8 Philadelphia (USA)
8 New York (USA)
8 Santiago (Chile)
9 Rio de Janeiro (Brazil)

Where they are on the globe
It’s amazing how close the graph is to north-polar azimuthal equidistant projection of the globe:


Central white circle is the North Polar Circle. North Pole is noted by letter N.
Inner edge of digital circle is the South Polar Circle. Outer edge of digital circle is the South Pole.
Distance from the center to every dot is proportional to the distance from the North Pole to the appropriate city.
Direction is due to longitude.

• South Asia (Zone 2) and Europe (Zone 0 and 1) are in one Indo-European language family. This explains why they are in one modularity class of the graph.
• All six official languages of United Nations are in the center of the graph. Again, as in the megacities graph.
• By the way, the map is similar to the UN logo. Zone 0 was on the right of the first logo. Now Zone 0 is on bottom of current logo so that Western hemisphere is on the left and Eastern hemisphere is on the right.

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Decimal world map
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Map of world that has 10 time zones, from Greenwich.

 

Redesigned Facebook profile
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Megacities as a graph
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Result
World civilization is based on the cities and the relationship between them.
In terms of distances on the graph, language is more important than just geographic location.
So, for civilization, language is more important than just geographic location.

Divergence between the graph and the world map
Asia. South Asia and Far East are different wings of the graph.
Africa. CAI (Arabic) and LOS (English) are not neighbors.
America. BUE is near MEX (both Spanish). SAO and RIO is not between BUE and MEX.
China. CAN (Cantonese Chinese) is not near of BJS and SHA (Mandarin Chinese).
Europe
. PAR (French) is not near LON (English). LON is near NYC (English).
NB: French is Romanic as Spanish and Portuguese. English is Germanic.

Design
Total 26 megacities (agglomerations over 10 millions people). Vertices of the graph.
Connections are regular direct flights between megacities. Edges of the graph.
Visualizing of the graph is force-based: connections are equally elastic; system is calmed.
• Atlantic Wing — MEX, BUE, SAO,
RIO and LOS. Center is BUE.
• Indian Wing — THR, KHI, DAC, CCU,
DEL
and BOM. Center is BOM.
• Pacific Wing — CAN, JKT, MNL, OSA. Center is JKT.
• East Central — SEL, SHA, TYO, BJS, MOW.
• West Central — LON, IST, NYC, PAR, LAX.
Both East Central and West have 5 cities and 13 red dots.
The center has all six official languages of United Nations.

Black circle: vertex is peripheral; maximum 2 stops to every city. Eccentricity equals 3.
White circle: vertex is central; maximum 1 stop to every city. Eccentricity equals 2.
White circle, blue ring: central; such cities are full cross-connected. A maximal clique.
Size of circle is due to number of cities connected by direct flights.

IATA codes:
TYO    Tokyo (Japan)
SEL    Seoul (South Korea)
MEX   Mexico City (Mexico)
DEL    New Delhi (India)
BOM   Mumbai (India)
NYC    New York (USA)
SAO   Sao Paolo (Brazil)
MNL    Manila (Philippines)
LAX    Los Angeles (USA)
SHA    Shanghai (China)
OSA   Osaka (Japan)
CCU   Kolkata (India)
KHI      Karachi (Pakistan)
CAN   Guangzhou (China) – a code name is out of European name of the city, Canton
JKT     Jakarta (Indonesia)
CAI     Cairo (Egypt)
MOW  Moscow (Russia)
BUE    Buenos Aires (Argentina)
BJS    Beijing (China)
DAC   Dhaka (Bangladesh)
IST      Istanbul (Turkey)
RIO     Rio-de-Janeiro (Brazil)
THR    Tehran (Iran)
LON    London (UK)
LOS    Lagos (Nigeria)
PAR    Paris (France)

Globality is due to GaWC
4 dots — alpha++
3 dots — alpha+
2 dots — alpha
1 dot — alpha-
3 mini-dots — beta+
2 mini-dots — beta-
1 mini-dot — gamma

World map


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