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Great Job, Internet!: Breaking the fourth wall’s history of redefining cinematic boundaries

Great Job, Internet!: Breaking the fourth wall’s history of redefining cinematic boundaries

According to a recent episode of Now You See It, breaking the fourth wall can be defined as “a dramatic technique in a work of fiction where characters display an awareness that they are in such a work.” It’s a technique that goes back to ancient Greek theatre when the actors would pierce the only unwalled space, the open area between the stage and the audience. Fourth-wall breaking changes in…

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