Aside, in cinematic terms

An aside occurs when a character in a film breaks the ‘fourth wall’ and directly addresses the audience with a comment.

Ray Liotta speaking toward the camera.Mel Brooks addressing the camera.Examples of asides from filmsite.org’s Film Terms Glossary include: Henry Hill (Ray Liotta) speaking toward the camera a few times at the conclusion of GoodFellas (1991); also the running gag of King Louis XVI (Mel Brooks) addressing the camera every time he wantonly sexually pleased himself, saying: It’s good to be the King! in History of the World, Part I (1981).

The following images are cinematic asides from the main character of the film Amélie.
A cinematic aside from Amélie.
Another aside from Amélie.

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