Breaking the Fourth Wall

I generally dislike breaking the fourth wall, unless it’s in a first person documentary (I’m one of the few who still champions Michael Moore). The idea is ripe for lazy exposition and on-the-nose cuteness, which is the way I find it used more often than not. However, in theory and in short bursts it can be a refreshing bit of self-conscious reflection, from the filmmaker by way of his mouthpiece character or clever blocking. That, amongst other reasons, is why this video is a perfect dosage:

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One Response to Breaking the Fourth Wall

  1. I’m with you when it comes to Michael Moore. The man knows how to entertain… as well as incite rage.

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