I responded today to the insight of a film-maker regarding how a scene can be an experience that vicariously happens to an audience. It's like when you wake from a dream so vivid you aren't sure if it really happened or not, she explained to me. I'm not sure I have ever felt that action on the screen or on a stage was happening to me; rather, I feel myself reacting emotionally, as if watching something as an on-looker. Maybe I'm missing something as a viewer. Perhaps in reading this you have a sense of how film-making and/or screen-writing can "draw an audience in," experientially so the audience feels that the scene is happening to them. I have in mind something more than the suspension of disbelief.