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Instead of a just regular movie with loud music and
things thrown at you, while you continue to and sit and
watch without even thinking of bending
over, the guys in this movie hit the wall with a hammer
and a crack starts spreading OUTSIDE the screen.
A few shots further and a water tank
INSIDE the movie
bursts and starts spraying water. The camera focuses on
the ceiling which is being sprayed with green gooey
something or other. Inside the movie someone is looking
up and has it get in his eye and it is shown to be
poisenous. That's when you feel the dripping on you, and
looking up, see the scene continued onto the ceiling.
Back to the movie there's a shootout with dust falling on
you, and the chandelier in the room actually shakes.
Things go flying and actually hit the spectators, who
finally realize that this is no regular movie but
that may get to you. When your name is called out and
policeman in the movie actually points at you, maybe its
time to say this is too much, and leave. But watch out,
what's that giant thing rolling towards you? Is it real? Or
just another scene?
Similar cinema vérité
[hippo, Jan 28 2014]
Slightly less ambitious. [RayfordSteele, Jan 28 2014]
Amazing Adventures of Spiderman, the Ride
Islands of Adventure in Orlando [RayfordSteele, Jan 28 2014]
||I read this and my inner child's voice went "and then, this
other thing happens AND THEN..." Water spraying in your
face when the screen character spits, etc is already known
at Universal Studios etc but perhaps not WKTE - at least to
the extent you envision.
||In the rush for the door you are trampled by the feet of
the others, but they are wearing very soft pillows on their
||We tried this here in Cambridge. It completely
ruined my enjoyment of Brief Encounter.
||So this is essentially Spiderman, the Ride.
||Thanks [Ray]! I liked the small print: Children
between 40-48 must be accompanied by a
||Then noticed it read 40"-48".
||The difference between this and the spiderman
ride is that its not a ride. You don't "plummet
down" in a simulation. You are sitting at a
supposedly regular theater. That's when things
start going wrong. Its supposed to be a corrective
experience for couch potatoes.
||A twist on this could be a movie called 4D, about a
movie house that decided to actually make this,
without telling the audience, and how things went
real bad. This movie is to be shown and throughout
most of the movie it is "a regular" movie. Only toward
the end the reality and movie experience begin
gradually to converge until its too late.
||I suppose your talking about Gregory Crewdson's
Brief Encounters, and not the 1974 Sophia Loraine
one, which, to today's audience, is so boring that
nothing you'll do in the movie theater can wake you
||You'd either be limited to a small selection of
standardized effects, or a very small selection of
theaters. You're talking about the sort of prep work
that typically goes into a live stage show. Yes, it
would be potentially thrilling (especially if the
audience didn't know about it ahead of time), but
the cost to deploy a specific set of effects for a
given movie to the normal number of theaters would
be astronomical, even by current movie budget
||The Shedd Aquarium in Chicago does. Small jets of
air underneath your legs to simulate rats running
around or something if I remember. They also have
slight water sprays and back-poker things and rumble
motors built into the seats, which also move slightly.
||Totally baked at Universal Studios.
Just saw [normzone]'s link, too. In Backdraft, the
entire sidewalk collapses under your feet and it's a
good thing there are railings to hold on to!
||OK, I'll have to tour the world some time in the near
future to see it.
||I dispute the "baked" as the point of theaters like
Disney's is to enhance the experience but the point
of this idea is to radically break the third wall in the