I had a post ready for today, but it required a scan and unfortunately today was the day for switching printers, with all the usual dislocations.
So, rather than miss today's post entirely, I'll pose a question.
I'm rererewatching Millennium Actress by the great anime director Satoshi Kon. The central conceit is that two fanboys are interviewing a great actress in her old age. As she reflects back on her past, the fans are there, passively filming. Then, as excerpts of her movies are shown, they are swept in as extras.
In practice, this works brilliantly. The fans -- naive, sincere -- stand in for the viewer and comment on the events.
Here's my question. Has any live action movie ever done this? And if not, why not?