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Plays are live shows with actors and actresses acting out a story in front of a live audience A movie is a pre-taped showing of actors and actresses acting out a story There are benefits and hindrances both to seeing a play and a movie Making a movie allows for postproduction to add effects plays cannot accomplish this because it is a live production Watching a movie is very much more entertaining to an audience than any play that is being shown liveSince movies are not live shows put on right in front of you it gives the producers the room for special effects In a movie you can see anything from explosions aliens shape shifting full-scale wars to bloody deaths In Terminator 2 the evil man could shape-shift his body Every time he did this the viewer would see his body melt into this liquid nitrogen that proved to be some very impressive eye candy A play cannot reproduce these effects live we do not yet have the technology A movie can be computer animated which allows for most of these effects to become possible Computer animation is something that happens in post-production after the movie has been video taped On the other hand live show does not have post-production because it is live These effects would not be very effective if there were no impressive sounds to go along with themThe sounds you will hear in a movie theatre are very loud and add to the whole impact of the movie you are watching For example an explosion sets off in the movie but all you hear is the faintest bang Now Imagine this an explosion sets off in the movie and you hear a monstrous BANG The loud bang is more effective in terms of getting your attention and making an impact Unlike movies many plays have viewers straining just to hear what the actors are saying on stage I remember one
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