You watch these films enough, as we all have, and you begin to notice the oddities in the backs and corners of the frame. For several years I have been saying that I would begin a thread devoted to the extras (and, at times, even those with speaking roles) that sneak a look directly into the lens, threatening the illusion of reality. I will not be including the intentional breaking of the "fourth wall" (Lazenby in OHMSS, Connery in NSNA and, debatably, Brosnan in TND). Most of these have been bugging me for a long time, but hopefully,as I scan the films, I can uncover some new ones.
Once this database is built, all are free to copy,paste and add to it, so long as the following criteria are met:
- As stated; the infraction was evidently not intended by the filmmakers (POV shots, etc.).
- It stands up to scrutiny. No semi-glances that could just as easily be aimed at something slightly off camera.
- Gun Barrels and Title Sequences don't count.
- I will add in the occasional physical give-away, as well. Not obvious stuntmen, that's the Nature of the Beast, but possibly an inefficient custodian or two.
Again, please allow me to get through all 25 films once before any additions are made. Eventually I will meld this into the Stats Thread,