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

Date
18 March 2013
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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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Leigh Singer: Breaking The Fourth Wall supercut (still)

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Leigh Singer: Breaking The Fourth Wall supercut (still)

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Leigh Singer: Breaking The Fourth Wall supercut (still)

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Leigh Singer: Breaking The Fourth Wall supercut (still)

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Leigh Singer: Breaking The Fourth Wall supercut (still)

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Rob Alderson

Rob joined It’s Nice That as Online Editor in July 2011 before becoming Editor-in-Chief and working across all editorial projects including itsnicethat.com, Printed Pages, Here and Nicer Tuesdays. Rob left It’s Nice That in June 2015.

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