breaking the fourth wall: a brief and visual history through cinema

the great train robbery (1903)

great train robbery

metropolis (1927)


napoleon (1927)


steamboat bill jr. (1928)

steamboat bill jr

rebecca (1940)


lady in the lake (1946)

lady in the lake

black narcissus (1947)

black narcissus

the red shoes (1948)

the red shoes

roshomon (1950)


rear window (1954)

rear window

vertigo (1958)


the 400 blows (1959)

the 400 blows

eyes without a face (1960)

eyes without a face

psycho (1960)


the graduate (1967)

the graduate

le samouraï (1967)

le samouraï

once upon a time in the west (1968)


a clockwork orange (1971)

clockwork orange

jaws (1975)


saturday night fever (1977)

saturday night fever

annie hall (1977)

annie hall

apocalypse now (1979)

apocalypse now

raging bull (1980)

raging bull

the shining (1980)

the shining

ferris bueller’s day off (1986)

ferris buellers day off

married to the mob (1988)

married to the mob

do the right thing (1989)

do the right thing

goodfellas (1990)


misery (1990)


home alone (1990)

home alone

the silence of the lambs (1991)

silence of the lambs

singles (1992)


age of innocence (1993)


pulp fiction (1994)

pulp fiction

romeo and juliet (1996)

romeo and juliet

titanic (1997)


the truman show (1998)

truman show

fear and loathing in las vegas (1998)


the big lebowski (1998)


fight club (1999)

fight club

the virgin suicides (1999)

virgin suicides

magnolia (1999)


american beauty (1999)

american beauty

lord of the rings: the fellowship of the ring (2001)


the secretary (2002)


kill bill vol 1 (2003)

kill bill

a girl with a pearl earring (2003)

girl with a pearl earring

donnie darko (2001)

donnie darko

amelie (2001)


black swan (2010)

black swan

the artist (2011)


boyhood (2014)


get out (2017)


call me by your name (2017)

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a star is born (2018)

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