An eight-minute, 54 film supercut of movie stars breaking the fourth wall

Posted by Rob Alderson,

I remember vividly the thrill of Wayne in Wayne’s World addressing me, the humble cinema-goer, directly and wondering whether anyone had ever dared do such thing before. Of course it turned out there’s a venerable tradition of breaking the fourth wall on the silver screen, and in homage to this practice Leigh Singer has created an eight minute, 54-film super cut of characters addressing the audience. Ranging from 1902 until the present day, and talking in everything from Monty Python to Goodfellas, Woody Allen to Hot Tub Time Machine, it’s a really compelling look at the different ways in which this has happened across the decades. The only downside – no Wayne’s World

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Posted by Rob Alderson

Editor-in-Chief Rob oversees editorial across all three It’s Nice That platforms; online, print and events. He has a background in newspaper journalism and a particular interest in art, advertising and photography. He is the main host of the Studio Audience podcast.