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engrossment

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engrossment

(ĕn-grōs′mĕnt)
An attitude of total focus on something or someone. In obstetrics, the term denotes attachment behavior exhibited by new parents during initial contacts with their newborns.
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Themes of spectacle, appearance, and self-presentation also interweave with the film's theme of engrossment.
suspends its viewers from this kind of enthralment, and instead situates its viewers with the phenomenon of engrossment by making a spectacle of engrossment itself.
We can begin to see how engrossment as uncritical or unreflective participation resonates with the film's motif of intermittent motion--a motion that regulates discrete units and enables the mechanical production of similarity.