The aesthetics of immersion in Punchdrunk's The Drowned Man: A Hollywood Fable

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Machon, J. 2017. The aesthetics of immersion in Punchdrunk's The Drowned Man: A Hollywood Fable. in: Atkinson, S. and Kennedy, H. (ed.) Live Cinema: Cultures, Economies, Aesthetics. London Bloomsbury Academic. pp. 219-230
Chapter titleThe aesthetics of immersion in Punchdrunk's The Drowned Man: A Hollywood Fable
AuthorsMachon, J.
Abstract

Drawing implicitly on ideas first presented in (Syn)aesthetics (Machon 2011) and Immersive Theatres (Machon 2013), this chapter outlines the aesthetics of immersive theatres in general terms in order to demonstrate how these are at work in Punchdrunk’s The Drowned Man: A Hollywood Fable (2013-2014). In addressing the interdisciplinary inheritance of immersive practice alongside the particular influences that underpin Punchdrunk’s work, the analysis considers how the immersive qualities of this production are augmented by cinematic influences and film aesthetics. In so doing it offers an alternative perspective on the idea of the live - and ‘living’ - cinematic event.

Research GroupTheatre Arts group
LanguageEnglish
Page range219-230
Book titleLive Cinema: Cultures, Economies, Aesthetics.
EditorsAtkinson, S. and Kennedy, H.
PublisherBloomsbury Academic
Place of publicationLondon
ISBN
Hardcover9781501324833
Paperback9781501353970
Electronic9781501324840
Electronic9781501324857
Publication dates
Online06 Nov 2017
Print28 Dec 2017
Publication process dates
Deposited15 Oct 2019
Output statusPublished
Additional information

Hardback Published: 28-12-2017
Paperback Published: 22-08-2019

Web address (URL)https://www.bloomsburycollections.com/book/live-cinema-cultures-economies-aesthetics/ch13-the-aesthetics-of-immersion-in-punchdrunk-s-the-drowned-man-a-hollywood-fable
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.5040/9781501324840.ch-018
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