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Themed Entertainment Design: Representing the World of Cinema with an emphasis on Indian Cinema.
Deeya Laki Rajan
Faculty of Architecture, Manipal University
Karnataka, India.

ABSTRACT
So what do Themed Spaces and Motion Pictures have in common? And what is their relation to Architectural Design?
The answer: An irrevocable need to tell a story. Built spaces are at once storytellers and part of the story being told. This dissertation is a study of how stories can be narrated both through built form and through the context of the built form, with an aim to do nothing but create a story through space. Where and how does one display something that has already been displayed? This paper aims at finding a suitable ‘medium’ in which to display and exhibit motion pictures and through a study of motion picture theory and history find a suitable means of display and exhibition. Both museums and films are now recognized as key sites for the production of historical knowledge and the construction of cultural memory, but what they share in how they present the world remains largely unexplored. This paper focuses on the intersections between themes space and film practices and their application in planning and design. Aiming to explore themed entertainment design and the intersections with respect to “narratives” and “story telling practises” between the a themed space and motion pictures and suggest a “medium” in which to represent visual media that is Motion Picture, thereby proposing the creation of a ‘story place’ using aspects of film history and theory, thereby devising a medium of experiential storytelling

I. Introduction
Since the invention of Motion Pictures, audiences have been entertained, enthralled, enchanted and encompassed by its world. Over the decades, there have been a considerable number of museums specializing in Cinema and a hundred or more film libraries. Their geographical distribution, however, varies enormously as most of them are found in



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