An interesting fil to watch in this regard is _Good-Bye Cruel World_ starring Dick (Springtime for Hitler) Shawn.  The film presupposes audience participation, but does its own thing.

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"Those who had been successful adapted themselves to the world around them, had bent their greater mental powers into the pattern of acceptable action.  And this dulled their usefulness, limited their capacity, hedged their ability with restrictions set up to fit less extraordinary people."  -- Clifford D. Simak, "Census" (1944)

---- "Frank wrote: 
> a student of mine is trying to do research on the role of diegetic
> audiences in films, the use of an on screen audience which in some way
> stands in for the viewer in the theater watching the film, and cues
> certain kinds of responses
> i know that there has been serious critical work done on this topic, but
> i've not been able to track anything down . . . i'd be very grateful for
> any leads to books or articles that take a serious look at this issue,
> even if only in passing 
> many thanks
> mike
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