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fourth wall: geniusorinsanity tumbl Follow xerem lotrfansaredorcs One overlooked thing that really sets the Lord of the Rings films apart from other franchises is how earnest they are Most movies are so afraid of being "cheesy" that whenever they say something like "friendship is the most powerful force in the world" they quickly undercut it with a joke to show We Don't Really Believe That!;) Even Disney films nowadays have the characters mock their own movie's tropes (if you start singing, I'm gonna throw up!") It's like winking at the camera: "See, audience? We know this is ridiculous! We're in on the joke!" But Lord of the Rings is just 12.5 hours of friendship and love being the most powerful forces in the world, played straight. Characters have conversations about how much their home and family and friends mean to them, how hope is eternal, how there is so much in the world that's worth living for.... and the film doesn't apologize for that. There's no winking at the audience about How Cheesy and Silly All This Is; it's just. Completely in earnest. And when Lord of the Rings does "lean on the fourth wall to talk about storytelling within the film, it's never to make jokes about How Ridiculous These Storytelling Tropes are (the way most films do).... but instead to talk about how valuable these stories can be. Like Sam's Speech at the end of the Two Towers the greatest stories are ones that give you something to believe in, give you hope, that help you see there are things in a bleak violent world that are worth living for nitrateglow Earnestness is so much cooler than all the hip cynicism in the world. You go LOTR lotrfansaredorcs LUIB loving and caring about things is in 2,759 notes Theres some good in this world, Mr. Frodo. And the LOTR films are three of them.
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 One overlooked thing that really sets the Lord of the Rings films apart from other
 franchises is how earnest they are
 Most movies are so afraid of being "cheesy" that whenever they say something
 like "friendship is the most powerful force in the world" they quickly undercut it
 with a joke to show We Don't Really Believe That!;) Even Disney films
 nowadays have the characters mock their own movie's tropes (if you start
 singing, I'm gonna throw up!") It's like winking at the camera: "See, audience?
 We know this is ridiculous! We're in on the joke!"
 But Lord of the Rings is just 12.5 hours of friendship and love being the most
 powerful forces in the world, played straight. Characters have conversations
 about how much their home and family and friends mean to them, how hope is
 eternal, how there is so much in the world that's worth living for.... and the film
 doesn't apologize for that. There's no winking at the audience about How
 Cheesy and Silly All This Is; it's just. Completely in earnest.
 And when Lord of the Rings does "lean on the fourth wall to talk about
 storytelling within the film, it's never to make jokes about How Ridiculous These
 Storytelling Tropes are (the way most films do).... but instead to talk about how
 valuable these stories can be. Like Sam's Speech at the end of the Two Towers
 the greatest stories are ones that give you something to believe in, give you
 hope, that help you see there are things in a bleak violent world that are worth
 living for
 nitrateglow
 Earnestness is so much cooler than all the hip cynicism in the world. You go
 LOTR
 lotrfansaredorcs
 LUIB
 loving and caring
 about things is in
 2,759 notes
Theres some good in this world, Mr. Frodo. And the LOTR films are three of them.

Theres some good in this world, Mr. Frodo. And the LOTR films are three of them.

fourth wall: inspectorwired movie tropes that will never get old to me .a thing happens +two people exchanging money in the back fourth wall breaking "give up all your weapons" and that one guy that spends the entire evening taking his weights worth out his pockets a terribly loud crash meowing/ car sirens heard offscreen alternatively: a terribly loud crash and one of the characters going "oops" in the most casual voice e ."fuck you" "well if you insist" nerdgasrnz #alternatively alternatively: *terribly loud crash w/ sirens and cat screeching"#person:"off camera" 'I'M OKAY, (via @zenlida) wearevengeancenowN character being all "you expect me to do X?" Gilligan Cut to character doing X susiephone the squad gets captured and interrogated separately, and they're all . people completely missing the completely unsubtle, very visible . alternatively, people absolutely seeing the completely unsubtle, very . bonus points if it's a beleaguered minimum wage employee who just telling equally terrible, completely contradictory lies dangerous thing in the room with them visible dangerous thing in the room with them and just not giving a shit goes about their business like "yep same shit as always" someone pretending they don't know another character is eavesdropping, only to casually reveal at the end of the scene that they know (leaving* "tell tom that he can come out now" "tom drops from the ceiling in spy gear, irritated') choosing to deal with the villain by just leaving them alone in a room with another character . . the "hands go down" trope . example: "any questions?" everyone's hands go up "...that AREN'T sarcastic" *everyone's hands go down scanlan how could all y'all forget "ACT NATURALI" librarian-amy Mallory Ortberg @mallelis 26 Dec 2015 I'm a simple woman, with simple tastes. If a movie features a plucky pilot shouting "we've got company" when enemies attack, I will watch it t3878 2.7K Mallory Ortberg # L-Follow FICTIONALACE: we've got company ME, chortling like a baron: oho but these are not guests but unwelcome enemies, DELIGHTFUL, this pleases us derinthemadscientist These are all great but let's not forget two characters giving extremely biased flashbacks to the same event that each paint the other as an incompetent loon stunt-muppet i would like to respectfully add: scenes where a character walks into a room, sees something scary, and turns around and walks out with no reaction or change of expression Source: inspectorwired Tropes we love
fourth wall: inspectorwired
 movie tropes that will never get old to me
 .a thing happens +two people exchanging money in the back
 fourth wall breaking
 "give up all your weapons" and that one guy that spends the entire
 evening taking his weights worth out his pockets
 a terribly loud crash meowing/ car sirens heard offscreen
 alternatively: a terribly loud crash and one of the characters going "oops"
 in the most casual voice
 e
 ."fuck you" "well if you insist"
 nerdgasrnz
 #alternatively alternatively: *terribly loud crash w/ sirens and cat
 screeching"#person:"off camera" 'I'M OKAY, (via @zenlida)
 wearevengeancenowN
 character being all "you expect me to do X?" Gilligan Cut to character doing X
 susiephone
 the squad gets captured and interrogated separately, and they're all
 . people completely missing the completely unsubtle, very visible
 . alternatively, people absolutely seeing the completely unsubtle, very
 . bonus points if it's a beleaguered minimum wage employee who just
 telling equally terrible, completely contradictory lies
 dangerous thing in the room with them
 visible dangerous thing in the room with them and just not giving a shit
 goes about their business like "yep same shit as always"
 someone pretending they don't know another character is
 eavesdropping, only to casually reveal at the end of the scene that they
 know (leaving* "tell tom that he can come out now" "tom drops from the
 ceiling in spy gear, irritated')
 choosing to deal with the villain by just leaving them alone in a room with
 another character
 .
 . the "hands go down" trope
 . example: "any questions?" everyone's hands go up "...that AREN'T
 sarcastic" *everyone's hands go down
 scanlan
 how could all y'all forget "ACT NATURALI"
 librarian-amy
 Mallory Ortberg @mallelis 26 Dec 2015
 I'm a simple woman, with simple tastes. If a movie features a plucky pilot
 shouting "we've got company" when enemies attack, I will watch it
 t3878
 2.7K
 Mallory Ortberg
 #
 L-Follow
 FICTIONALACE: we've got company
 ME, chortling like a baron: oho but these are
 not guests but unwelcome enemies,
 DELIGHTFUL, this pleases us
 derinthemadscientist
 These are all great but let's not forget two characters giving extremely biased
 flashbacks to the same event that each paint the other as an incompetent loon
 stunt-muppet
 i would like to respectfully add: scenes where a character walks into a room,
 sees something scary, and turns around and walks out with no reaction or
 change of expression
 Source: inspectorwired
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fourth wall: NICKTOONS huntingwabbits:this is honestly one of my favorite fourth wall breaks in any cartoon ever
fourth wall: NICKTOONS
huntingwabbits:this is honestly one of my favorite fourth wall breaks in any cartoon ever

huntingwabbits:this is honestly one of my favorite fourth wall breaks in any cartoon ever

fourth wall: trickym00n: 413kitty: 221spooky: she didnt break the fourth wall she motherfucking punched a hole in it Then thats breaking the fourth wall Someone’s Salty Im much more salty than the sea
fourth wall: trickym00n:

413kitty:

221spooky:
she didnt break the fourth wall she motherfucking punched a hole in it

Then thats breaking the fourth wall

Someone’s Salty

Im much more salty than the sea

trickym00n: 413kitty: 221spooky: she didnt break the fourth wall she motherfucking punched a hole in it Then thats breaking the fourth...

fourth wall: 221spooky: she didnt break the fourth wall she motherfucking punched a hole in it Then thats breaking the fourth wall
fourth wall: 221spooky:
she didnt break the fourth wall she motherfucking punched a hole in it

Then thats breaking the fourth wall

221spooky: she didnt break the fourth wall she motherfucking punched a hole in it Then thats breaking the fourth wall