Extremely Detailed "Rocky" Breakdown Deserves A Nobel Prize In Movie Science
The proof is in the montage.
Thanks to Fathom Information Design, we now know how every single Rocky movie breaks down in terms of the amount of time devoted to dialogue, training, montage, pre-fight, fight and credits sequences.
As Fathom points out, "Dialogue beats out training and fighting in the first two Rocky films, but fighting and montage occupy the most time in Rocky III and Rocky IV. Rocky V favors dialogue over fighting — undisputedly slowing its pace next to the previous films. In the final round, Rocky sticks with dialogue over fighting but Rocky delivers one last montage and fight scene to close out the series and complete the Rocky Morphology."