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  1. fly on the wallnoun

    A quiet, non-participating, or unseen observer; an eavesdropper or witness.

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  1. Fly on the wall

    Fly on the wall is a style of documentary-making used in film and television production. The name derived from the idea that events are seen candidly, as a fly on a wall might see them. In the purest form of fly-on-the-wall documentary-making, the camera crew works as unobtrusively as possible; however, it is also common for participants to be interviewed, often by an off-camera voice.Decades before structured reality shows became popular, the BBC had broadcast fly-on-the-wall film Royal Family (a 1969 documentary produced in association with ITV), while 1974's The Family, is said to be the earliest example of a reality TV docusoap on the BBC. In the late 1990s, Chris Terrill's docusoap series The Cruise made a star of singer and TV personality Jane McDonald, while Welsh cleaner Maureen Rees became popular after her appearances on BBC One's Driving School.Other British examples include Dynamo: Magician Impossible and Channel 4's Educating... series, while in the United States popular examples include American Factory, Cops, Deadliest Catch, Big Brother and Weiner, a film about a political sex scandal which developed during a mayoral election in New York.

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  1. Fly on the wall

    Fly-on-the-wall is a style of documentary-making used in filmmaking and television production. The name derived from the idea that events are seen candidly, as a fly on a wall might see them. In the purest form of fly-on-the-wall documentary-making, the camera crew works as unobtrusively as possible; however, it is also common for participants to be interviewed, often by an off-camera voice. Examples Include: ⁕Cops ⁕Deadliest Catch ⁕Survivor ⁕Big Brother

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    Read the full text of the Fly on the Wall poem by Robert Haigh on the Poetry.com website.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of fly on the wall in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of fly on the wall in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

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