We often use television and movies to escape our own lives, but these movies are about entertainment that escapes the confines of their traditional form. In some cases, the on-screen characters literally come to life and step off the screen; other times, characters from the real world are transported into a fictional landscape. This blending of fictional and real worlds is sometimes portrayed as an everyday occurrence, while more often it is the result of a fantastical moment of magic that is never fully explained.
As long as film has been around, the interaction with audience members has been a topic of fascination. There is a famous story of audiences’ first reaction to the cinematic medium, dodging to avoid being hit by a train featured in the 50-second Lumiere Brothers film Arrival of a Train at La Ciotat. Whether true or an urban legend, this story has been repeated throughout film history as an example of cinema’s impact. These movies carry on the tradition of this tale in narrative form.
Which films best combine the worlds of fiction and reality? Vote up your favorite!
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