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hypnotic movie

hypnotise the audience
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First of all, this is not a corny "hypnotize the audience to make them think they watched an awesome movie" idea.

Essentially this movie would be an audio track that relaxes and then hypnotizes the audience.

Hypnosis is a generally relaxing and enjoyable experience, but requires a special environment to work. A cinema is perfect for hypnosis because it is comfortable, quiet and dark.

Using a cinema as a venue for hypnotism will have a much broader appeal than listening to a hypnosis CD (which somehow seems a lonely and peculiar activity). Also, from my understanding of hypnosis, sharing the experience with other people very important in inducing a hypnotic effect. Hypnosis is essentially a *shared* suspension of disbelief - usually the shared suspension of disbelief is between the hypnotist and the hypnotised, but in this case the shared disbelief is between members of the audience.

The movie would start as audio/visual and then fade to audio only. The hypnotic audio track would guide each member of the audience on a journey through their imagination (wow, that sentence sounds lame). The hypnotic track would be accompanied by soothing music/sounds.

It would be fairly cheap movie to make and might become popular because of the novelty of being hypnotized (or at least very relaxed).

xaviergisz, Jan 18 2008

Speaking of hypnotic... http://imdb.com/title/tt0085809/
Koyaanisqatsi [angel, Jan 19 2008]

Subliminotic? http://www.amazon.c...f=cm_aya_av.lm_more
[2 fries shy of a happy meal, Jan 19 2008]


       //The hypnotic track would be accompanied by soothing music/ sounds.// I thought the hypnotic track *was* soothing music/sounds?
MaxwellBuchanan, Jan 18 2008

       Whats the matter with the awesome movie suggestion? You could also suggest they would be satisfied by some delicious Junior Mints.
bungston, Jan 18 2008

       I'm not sure I would be entirely comfortable being hypnotised in room full of strangers. Maybe a straight-to-DVD movie?
MaxwellBuchanan, Jan 18 2008

       //Whats the matter// = what's = happy pedant on a roll
xenzag, Jan 18 2008

       Same effect could be had, for most males, with an hour long scene of Keira Knightley just ... being Keira Knightley. That would guide me on a journey through my imagination.
ConsulFlaminicus, Jan 18 2008

       Baked, but I think they call it local content television, at least over here. The developers had toyed with the idea of mass hyposis, long before the advent of audio visiual electrical equipment. Back in those days it was called church/shul/mosque/temple.
4whom, Jan 19 2008

       // I'm not sure I would be entirely comfortable being hypnotised in room full of strangers //   

       You would if you watched the movie ....
8th of 7, Jan 19 2008

       around the xmas hols quite a few TV stations show a tape of a fireplace, complete with crackling wood sounds... very relaxing.
FlyingToaster, Jan 20 2008

8th of 7, Jan 20 2008

       Yes. Just ask the 80% it did work on - they'll do anything you tell them to.
8th of 7, Jan 21 2008


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