Mar 10, 2013

Breaking The 4th Wall Movie Supercut

At times completely clever, at times unintentional, 4th Wall moments in movies represent moments in which the boundary between the movie world and the audience is shattered, typically for comedic or dramatic effect. Vimeo user Leigh Singer compiled examples of this effect from 54 different movies in this fantastically crafted montage.

'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 theater, 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.'

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