It’s Only A Movie: A Breaking-The-Fourth-Wall Supercut
by Perry Michael Simon on March 18, 2013
Leigh Singer at Indiewire’s PressPlay did a great job editing this supercut of movie characters breaking the fourth wall, with scenes from everything from The Great Train Robbery to Spaceballs and many more. You could quibble that some are shots in which the character is addressing other characters by looking directly into the camera, like talking to a jury, but the intent of those shots is clearly to include the viewers among the intended addressees, so we’ll allow it. And, yes, after the credits, it ends with a “surprise,” one of the most celebrated fourth-wall-breaking scenes of them all.
HT: The AV Club