A compilation of scenes and moments from films that all "break the fourth wall" - that is, acknowledge (usually directly to the camera, and therefore the audience) that they're part of a movie. The term comes from the imaginary "wall" at the front of the stage in a traditional three-walled box set in a proscenium theatre, through which the audience sees the action in the world of the play.
The montage includes 54 different films (some used more than once) from perhaps the very first example of breaking the fourth wall right up to today. There were so many other great examples I couldn't find room for (sadly, The Dude and The Big Lebowski's narrator don't abide here), I'd love to hear which 4th wall breakers you'd also include. Email me on firstname.lastname@example.org, or @Leigh_Singer on Twitter. Look forward to hearing your comments!
The list of 54 films featured, in order: The Player (1992), Blazing Saddles (1974), The Great Train Robbery (1902), Persona (1966), Alfie (1966), Ferris Bueller’s Day Off (1986), Richard III (1995), Richard III (1955), Sunset Blvd. (1950), Fight Club (1999), Kiss Kiss Bang Bang (2005), Le Mepris (1963), High Fidelity (2000), Spaceballs (1987), Hot Tub Time Machine (2010), The Hudsucker Proxy (1994), Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back (2001), Horse Feathers (1932), Annie Hall (1977), A Matter of Life and Death (1946), Amelie (2001), On Her Majesty’s Secret Service (1969), Death Proof (2007), Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me (1999), The Meaning of Life (1983), Road to Bali (1952), The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975), Animal House (1978), The Omen (1976), The Devil’s Advocate (1997), Psycho (1960), Orlando (1992), Young Frankenstein (1974), Do the Right Thing (1989), Gangster No.1 (2000), A Bout de Souffle (1960), A Clockwork Orange (1971), Top Secret! (1984), Family Plot (1976), Superman – The Movie (1978), Bronson (2008), Airplane! (1980), Funny Games (1997), Funny Games (2007), The Great Dictator (1940), Lord of War (2005), JFK (1991), Goodfellas (1990), Y Tu Mama Tambien (2001), The Nutty Professor (1996), Tom Jones (1963), Monty Python & The Holy Grail (1975), The Holy Mountain (1973), Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988).
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War vet Tyler has had enough and finally deals with all of the rude party guests.
This is an interesting social commentary on how brave men and women are off fighting a war and sacrificing themselves for a cause (whether just or not) while the rest of society which allowed them to be sent off to war in the first place sits around, parties, and farts in their general direction. Shame on us all and our shameless self-indulgence... get up and do something to end pointless wars now!
Starring Bryan Cranston Featuring: David Neher, John McKinney & Jennie Pierson. Written by David Neher Directed/Edited by Osmany Rodriguez & Matt Villines Produced by Mike Farah Cinematography by Kevin Atkinson Production Design by Rachel Ferrara Production Coordinators: Sean Boyle & Michelle Fox 1st A.C. Kevin Porto Gaffers: Jay Guffey and Champ Kind P.A.: Matt Mazany Party People: Donald Monroe Joseph Garcia Peter Lazarus Matt Flowers Marisa Pinson Becky Feldman Jacob Reed Bob Turton Deborah Tarica Jason Horton Zdenka Kalina Solly Duran Jay Martin Joan Hawley Ryan Bailey
The Mind's Eye: "Stanley & Stella in Breaking The Ice" (alt. name 'Love Found') Radio Shack VHS Edit 1992.Music by James Reynolds.
A spectacular computer-animated odyssey through time, combined with original music. The journey begins at the dawn of civilization and moves through the rise of man and technology, on into the future, with breathtaking visual imagery. The Mind's Eye joins these stunning visuals together with a powerful, original music soundtrack, composed by James Reynolds. The upbeat, futuristic music blends perfectly with the visual themes of The Mind's Eye of emotional and technological imagery with music.
NBA's best crossovers of all time!!
Baron Davis, Dwyane Wade, Lebron James, Tracy McGrady, Stephon Marubury, Yao Ming, Gilbert Arenas, Kobe Bryant, Speedy Claxton, Paul Pierce, Nate Robinson, Allen Iverson, and Ben Gordan.
Hope you like it!
Ice Waves, found off the coast of Newfoundland. Apparently the water froze in mid-air as the waves broke against the shore, rocks and other objects, equalling a pretty trippy, x-men looking video or somethin.