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23rd Apr '17 9:18:31 AM nombretomado
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* ''Anime/PrincessTutu'' is a post-modern ballet, so every episode has uses classical piece for themes and several episodes have plots that reference famous ballets, with ''SwanLake'' being the most prominent. Also, one of the characters is a prince that escaped from a fairytale, and it's later revealed that [[spoiler:the writer of that fairytale is now controlling the town the show takes place in]]. Once the characters learn about that, they start BreakingTheFourthWall and manipulating the medium of fairytales to their advantage.

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* ''Anime/PrincessTutu'' is a post-modern ballet, so every episode has uses classical piece for themes and several episodes have plots that reference famous ballets, with ''SwanLake'' ''Theatre/SwanLake'' being the most prominent. Also, one of the characters is a prince that escaped from a fairytale, and it's later revealed that [[spoiler:the writer of that fairytale is now controlling the town the show takes place in]]. Once the characters learn about that, they start BreakingTheFourthWall and manipulating the medium of fairytales to their advantage.
22nd Apr '17 8:42:40 PM nombretomado
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* ''SurvivalOfTheFittest'', in V3, exhibits this, mainly with Wade Wilson and Quincy Archer. Wade Wilson is repeatedly BreakingTheFourthWall, telling off his own narrator as he grows more and more insane. [[MetaGuy Quincy Archer]] wrote a CharacterBlog before he came to the island, mainly about how Survival Of The Fittest was fake and about the tropes it used. Considering who Wade Wilson is [[{{Deadpool}} named after]], this really doesn't come as a surprise.

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* ''SurvivalOfTheFittest'', ''Roleplay/SurvivalOfTheFittest'', in V3, exhibits this, mainly with Wade Wilson and Quincy Archer. Wade Wilson is repeatedly BreakingTheFourthWall, telling off his own narrator as he grows more and more insane. [[MetaGuy Quincy Archer]] wrote a CharacterBlog before he came to the island, mainly about how Survival Of The Fittest was fake and about the tropes it used. Considering who Wade Wilson is [[{{Deadpool}} named after]], this really doesn't come as a surprise.
30th Mar '17 1:38:00 PM saffronpanther
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* ''WesternAnimation/GarfieldAndFriends'' gains a lot of mileage from the characters' awareness they're in a show, either as AnimatedActors or outright cartoon characters. The fourth wall is often acknowledged and broken. And it's not uncommon to have plots like Garfield walking into an action cartoon by accident, or Bo having to act out all the parts of an episode after most of the cast is abducted.
15th Mar '17 6:10:04 PM nombretomado
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* In ''MSFHigh'' they think it is just a side effect of the magic, but most characters realize their school partially runs on tropes and the TheoryOfNarrativeCausality; naturally, they exploit this.

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* In ''MSFHigh'' ''Webcomic/MSFHigh'' they think it is just a side effect of the magic, but most characters realize their school partially runs on tropes and the TheoryOfNarrativeCausality; naturally, they exploit this.
7th Mar '17 9:45:59 PM azul120
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* ''Film/{{Ararat}}'', a film about making an ostensibly historically accurate film about the Armenian Genocide, is PostModern in and of itself. The film adds on to it with dramatic scenes broken by suddenly panning back to see the Director and Film crew, or by having an Art Professor storm onto a set and argue with the lead actor about how he's playing the artist she's spent her career on, with the actor arguing back while still in character -- while reminding you from this that even ''this'' is two actors playing roles.

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* ''Film/{{Ararat}}'', a film about making an ostensibly historically accurate film about the Armenian Genocide, is PostModern postmodern in and of itself. The film adds on to it with dramatic scenes broken by suddenly panning back to see the Director and Film crew, or by having an Art Professor storm onto a set and argue with the lead actor about how he's playing the artist she's spent her career on, with the actor arguing back while still in character -- while reminding you from this that even ''this'' is two actors playing roles.



* ''Film/WaynesWorld'', as with the SNL sketch from where it was adapted, features Wayne and Garth, IdiotSavant metalheads who constantly break the fourth wall, especially with the multiple choice ending segment from the first movie.



** The title being a reference to a very PostModern ''Series/SesameStreet'' (!) book.
** This leads to a line that sums up the [[PostModern concept]] of the episode in a nutshell:

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** The title being a reference to a very PostModern postmodern ''Series/SesameStreet'' (!) book.
** This leads to a line that sums up the [[PostModern concept]] concept of the episode in a nutshell:



* [=Post Modernism=] is also an art movement in music. Postmodernist music is often defined as a reaction against Modernism and its overt atonality. Like postmodernist literature, postmodernist music often likes to blur the boundary between tonality and atonality (dissonance), high art (classical) and low art (pop, rock music), between performer, composer and listener (chance music, conceptual music, etc...), and between musical forms.

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* [=Post Modernism=] Post Modernism is also an art movement in music. Postmodernist music is often defined as a reaction against Modernism and its overt atonality. Like postmodernist literature, postmodernist music often likes to blur the boundary between tonality and atonality (dissonance), high art (classical) and low art (pop, rock music), between performer, composer and listener (chance music, conceptual music, etc...), and between musical forms.



* Music/{{Wire}}, especially on ''Pink Flag.''

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* Music/{{Wire}}, especially on ''Pink Flag.''Flag''.



* So if MSPA was PostModern ''to begin with'', [[http://dizzy.pestermom.com/?p=csa01marisa0281#comment-5734 what is]] [[Webcomic/TouhouNekokayou Create.swf Adventures]]? First CSA just a MSPA-style interactive comic. Then the [[BreakingTheFourthWall characters begin talking to the readers]], which isn't that special. Then the readers get attacked by the characters. [[http://dizzy.pestermom.com/?p=csa01marisa0145 Like, literally.]] ''[[FourthWallPsych And there is a non-fourth-wall-breaking explanation!]]'' But then it gets silly again...

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* So if MSPA was PostModern postmodern ''to begin with'', [[http://dizzy.pestermom.com/?p=csa01marisa0281#comment-5734 what is]] [[Webcomic/TouhouNekokayou Create.swf Adventures]]? First CSA just a MSPA-style interactive comic. Then the [[BreakingTheFourthWall characters begin talking to the readers]], which isn't that special. Then the readers get attacked by the characters. [[http://dizzy.pestermom.com/?p=csa01marisa0145 Like, literally.]] ''[[FourthWallPsych And there is a non-fourth-wall-breaking explanation!]]'' But then it gets silly again...



* ''WesternAnimation/RickAndMorty'': Rick Sanchez is postmodern to almost {{Medium Aware|ness}} degrees in the way he instantly spots tropes wherever he goes.



23rd Jan '17 9:54:11 AM Culumacilinte
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* The first series of ''Series/TheMightyBoosh'' especially, opens with Vince and Howard introducing the show in front of a curtain, and generally riffing on what's to come. This occasionally includes quibbling about changes in the script, and bitching about using up special effects money on Vince's hair. Occasionally they'll pause mid-episode to reference these facts. Vince is fond of breaking the fourth wall with a wink or a grin, and an episode in Series 3 has Howard pause and address the camera directly to point out that the audience has already seen the events he's about to summarise.
18th Jan '17 4:23:05 PM Xtifr
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* ''Film/TheLifeAndDeathOfPeterSellers'' is structured as a {{Biopic}} being made by Creator/PeterSellers (Geoffrey Rush) himself. Most of the film is the [=Biopic=] itself, but several times one of the characters will be revealed to "actually" be played by Peter as s/he addresses the audience directly about Peter. For example: Anne Levy (his first wife) is played by EmilyWatson most of the way, but after she breaks up with Peter, the reveal has Geoffrey-as-Peter-as-Emily-as-Anne decide to rerecord her dialogue to give the relationship a happier finish.

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* ''Film/TheLifeAndDeathOfPeterSellers'' is structured as a {{Biopic}} being made by Creator/PeterSellers (Geoffrey Rush) himself. Most of the film is the [=Biopic=] itself, but several times one of the characters will be revealed to "actually" be played by Peter as s/he addresses the audience directly about Peter. For example: Anne Levy (his first wife) is played by EmilyWatson Creator/EmilyWatson most of the way, but after she breaks up with Peter, the reveal has Geoffrey-as-Peter-as-Emily-as-Anne decide to rerecord her dialogue to give the relationship a happier finish.
8th Jan '17 6:22:46 PM quackytrope
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* ''LightNovel/{{Baccano}}'' has the conversations between Carol and Gustav St. Germain in the anime, regarding which character is the main protagonist and why the series doesn't have a conclusive ending. The anime tells the story in a completely non-chronological order and invites the audience to put all the pieces together, in contrast to the books, which are slightly more linear.

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* In the ''LightNovel/{{Baccano}}'' has the conversations between Carol and anime Gustav St. Germain in the anime, regarding and his assistant Carol have conversations about [[EnsembleCast which character character]] is the main protagonist and why the series doesn't have a conclusive ending. The anime tells the story in a completely non-chronological order and invites the audience to put all the pieces together, in contrast to the books, which are slightly more linear.
29th Oct '16 12:49:39 PM nombretomado
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* TheGuild: - the song [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=urNyg1ftMIU Do you wanna date my avatar]].

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* TheGuild: WebVideo/TheGuild: - the song [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=urNyg1ftMIU Do you wanna date my avatar]].
24th Oct '16 3:36:30 PM nombretomado
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* Andrew Hussie of ''Webcomic/MSPaintAdventures'' loves playing with the pseudo-InteractiveFiction structure of the various series. ''Webcomic/ProblemSleuth'' in general has NoFourthWall whatsoever, it disappeared completely right around the time the titular character ''consulted GameFAQs'' to get the answer to a particularly challenging puzzle. Another puzzle in ''Webcomic/ProblemSleuth'' was only passed by the characters reloading to a save state located ''after'' the puzzle was solved. That's right, they resorted to abusing SaveScumming ''in-universe''.

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* Andrew Hussie of ''Webcomic/MSPaintAdventures'' loves playing with the pseudo-InteractiveFiction structure of the various series. ''Webcomic/ProblemSleuth'' in general has NoFourthWall whatsoever, it disappeared completely right around the time the titular character ''consulted GameFAQs'' Website/GameFAQs'' to get the answer to a particularly challenging puzzle. Another puzzle in ''Webcomic/ProblemSleuth'' was only passed by the characters reloading to a save state located ''after'' the puzzle was solved. That's right, they resorted to abusing SaveScumming ''in-universe''.
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