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).
Climbers' ropes secured around their torsos, Jason Coatney and Armando Balmaceda stand in a melange of open paint cans and brushes. These two muralists of Colossal Media, the largest hand-painted advertising company in America, are heavily layered in sweatshirts and raincoats. But in this industry, c'est la vie. Paintbrushes in their fingerless-gloved hands, earbuds in their ears -- "I like to start out with Miles Davis in the morning," Coatney smiles, his breath visible in the frigid air -- they begin yet another workday in the sky.
What is a jeffrey? Weed mostly, but its got a bit of opium in it, heroin, crunched up E's, clorox, methadone, subutex, morphine, peyote, angel dust, and some other un-identifiable substances. This drug Neapolitan was named after some nice bloke from down the road. Don't try this at home!
This is a comical clip from the movie Get Him To The Greek (2010)
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Season Two of "The Story of Stuff" series launches on March 1st with The Story of Citizens United v. FEC, an exploration of the inordinate power that corporations exercise in our democracy.
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This is the trailer for Occupy Love, a new documentary and about the global awakening kicked off by Occupy Wall Street. Visit the movie website now to support the funding of the film and make it a reality.
Its a battle of logic, political values and ideologies... comment below and chime in with your 2cents or to pick the winner. Watch the full 1hr. 48 min. video here.
A humorous look at the other side of the coin.
From CTV via PeopleStandup.
Halifax police arrested 15 people Friday and took down tents at the site of a local Occupy Nova Scotia protest, hours after the city marked Remembrance Day. The protesters had set up their encampment in a downtown park last week, after the city asked them to relocate from the nearby cenotaph where annual Remembrance Day celebrations were to take place. The arrests occurred hours after the ceremony ended, when some protesters refused to leave the park protest site and a stand-off with police ensued. "I am a taxpayer of Nova Scotia and I'm being arrested for occupying Nova Scotia," said protester Miles Howe, as he was being handcuffed in the rain. Police Chief Frank Beazley said that the arrested protesters could face obstruction charges, after the city announced Friday that protesters were breaking bylaws and had to leave. "While the Halifax Regional Municipality has respected the Occupy Nova Scotia participants' right to a peaceful assembly and their right to have their issues known publicly, it is now time to return Victoria Park, the Grand Parade and other HRM parks to the public at large," the statement said. The notice from chief administrative officer Mike Labrecque also said it is illegal to camp in municipal parks, and that people are barred from the parks between the hours of 10 p.m. and 5 a.m. unless they have written permission from the city. Protesters still have the right to protest peacefully in parks during normal hours, the statement said. Mayor Peter Kelly said that while he support the right to protest, the Occupy group "won't be able to use their tents to do it." The city opted to evict demonstrators partly because the weeks-old protest had cost the city about $40,000 as of Thursday, Kelly told CTV News Channel. By Friday night, the camp had been packed up and the group had moved to a nearby church to plan what their next move will be. Some among them claimed victory after police moved on the camp, arguing that it would boost support for their cause. "People have come together to support us and thanks to the mayor, I think that he's only made us stronger," said protester Struan Ford. Their supporters appear to include New Democrat MLA Howard Epstein, who said the decision to evict the protesters on Remembrance Day "is a disgrace and undermines the very rights and freedoms our veterans fought for." Last week, the protesters were asked to clear out of the Grand Parade so city staff could prepare the location for Remembrance Day ceremonies, which are held there every year. They complied, moving to Victoria Park, but said they planned to return to the Grand Parade after Remembrance Day. Kelly said that would not be permitted
According to an article by MetroNews Halifax, Vancouver-based author and marxist sympathizer Min Reyes believes that the protests sweeping North America and much of the developed world is a "global awakening where we need to figure out how to save our world from destruction".
Love it, hate it or feel indifferent about it, the protests in the spirit of "Occupy Wall Street" have clearly arrived in Atlantic Canada, with the biggest turnout so far over this past weekend on October 15th, 2011.
UPDATE: Check out this slideshow from around the country.
At the first exhibition of the sculpture, artist Jamie McCartney talks to Latest TV about his work, how the show is going and the souvenirs people are buying... To buy the BOOK of the project on AMAZON click here. Also checkout the mini documentary.
I am not much of a country music fan but when I first heard John Rich's "Shutting Down Detroit" I loved it! Even if it wasn't for his heartfelt lyrics I still think it's an awesome song.
BRAVO to John Rich and the people of Detroit and it's suburbs.
Bankers vs Consultants: two houses, both alike in douchebaggery.
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This is the full address by John F. Kennedy to the people of West-Berlin on june 26, 1963. It would take another 26 years before the wall finally came down and Kennedy would not live to see it happen. The 35th President of the United States was assassinated in Dallas, Texas on November 22, 1963. FULL SPEECH (audio only)