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Crowd Plays Characters In The Movie

(Guy on screen) "Countrymen! Are you ready to throw off our Roman oppressors!" (movie theater crowd) "OOOHHHHRAAAHHH!!!".
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The audience gets a script as they walk in. When prompted they read their lines.

The actor breaks down the 4th wall to prompt the movie theater audience to read their line and follows up by, for instance, taunting his foe.

"You see these fine warriors that stand behind me? I care not for your soldier's professional training or their... delightfully fashionable battle ensembles... (CROWD: Laugh mockingly) These brave soldiers (hero gestures towards the audience) are pure of heart and spirit... and stalwart supporters of freedom! WE WILL DESTROY YOU!!!!" (CROWD: STAND UP AND ROAR!!! AAAAARRRRRRRRGHHHHH!!!!!)

doctorremulac3, May 04 2019

Rocky Horror Picture Show http://www.timewarp.org.uk/1virgins.htm
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       Baked. Panto. And it's terrible.
MaxwellBuchanan, May 04 2019

       "Oh no it isn't !!"   

       <Encouraging gestures to audience/>
8th of 7, May 04 2019

       ... and there's the other ugly sister, right on cue.
8th of 7, May 04 2019

       //Baked. Panto. And it's terrible.//   

       Do they all stand up and yell "Crush our enemies! See them driven before us and hear the lamentations of their women!" in unison?   

       If that's already been done than never mind, but I get the idea that in Panto everybody acts like a mincing little pussy which, you're absolutely right, doesn't sound like a lot of fun.   

       Did I mention that the crowd would not necessarily play a civilized, well behaved group of people? If it's my movie the audience is portraying a band of blood thirsty, barbarian thugs. You'd get to yell stuff in a crowd of people that you probably wouldn't want to yell in public normally.
doctorremulac3, May 04 2019

       Baked - association football fans.
8th of 7, May 04 2019

       This has been happening for years at screenings of the Rocky Horror Picture Show, with audiences also in full costume.
xenzag, May 04 2019

       Do they actually read lines that aren't spoken by the people on screen? Went to see it once, don't really remember much. Lots of people yelling things and throwing stuff. The gals seemed to be having fun.   

       This idea is to have the audience actually play a part of the drama, not just interacting.   

       Put it this way, you could digitally take a character out of a movie, removing their dialog and have the audience play their part. Jack would say "I love you Karen" and the audience would say "I love you too jack." Not speaking along with the character on screen, they would be the character.   

       There would be conversations between the screen and the audience. Picture a priest doing that thing where he says someting and everybody responds, where the whole congretation reads a prayer together doing different parts.   

       That's what this would be.
doctorremulac3, May 05 2019

       To be fair, not all priests are kiddie-fiddlers; many just father illegitimate kids of their own ...
8th of 7, May 05 2019

       Neo-Panto posssibly, breaking version 4.0h.
wjt, May 05 2019

       It also sounds a lot like what passes for a government in America in action. ie scripted chaos presided over by a dictator instead of a film director.
xenzag, May 05 2019

       There's a script ? Who knew, huh ?
8th of 7, May 05 2019

       Breaking the 4th wall is a horrible capitalist construct, as proved by self service checkouts and flat pack furniture (and pantomime obvs).   

       Wjt, wtf is neo-panto (omg etc) btw?
notripe, May 10 2019

       // wtf is neo-panto //   

       Neo-Platonism, played for laughs in a silly voice, drag, and outrageous makeup.
8th of 7, May 10 2019


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