An imaginary wall behind the camera which indicates the separation between the setting of the film or TV show and the audience. It may be "broken" for humorous effect.

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Why do the characters in The Big Short talk directly to camera?

See here: Margot Robbie is speaking to camera explaining some arcane financial instrument. But the Big Short isn't a documentary. And there are several other scenes where people talk directly to ...
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Was Bugs Bunny always The Animator?

In the frankly cinematic masterpiece that is the 1953 short film Duck Amuck, the titular Daffy Duck is tortured by an unseen artist, the implied hand of god of a film/cartoon known as the animator. ...
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Is there any information if Deadpool will break the fourth wall in the 2016 film?

In the comic book, Deadpool is self-aware of his existence as a comic book character and often breaks the fourth wall. Will they do this in the upcoming film, too? Is there any evidence or ...
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Does time stop when the fourth wall is broken?

Throughout the first, second, and newly third season of House of Cards, produced under Netflix, protagonist Francis Underwood often "breaks the fourth wall" and speaks directly to the audience rather ...
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Can Product Placement in Movies break the 4th Wall?

Alrighty. I noticed when watching Red Planet the other day, that there is advertising on the suits worn by the ground crew that travels to the Martian Surface... In that shot, you can see Toshiba, ...
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The origin of the loss of the Fourth Wall?

"The Fourth Wall", for the uninitiated, is the wall that separates the movie from the audience, allowing the audience to be spectators to the events depicted. Famously, the Fourth Wall was demolished ...