Flashback\/Flash Forward

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These terms refer to a narrative device that both writers and editors use to manage the relationship of different moments in a dramatic story.

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  • flash-forward — noun a transition (in literary or theatrical works or films) to a later event or scene that interrupts the normal chronological development of the story • Ant: ↑flashback • Topics: ↑literature • Hypernyms: ↑transition * * * ˈ ̷ ̷ ˈ ̷ ̷  ̷ ̷ noun …   Useful english dictionary

  • flash-forward — /flash fawr weuhrd/, n. 1. a device in the narrative of a motion picture, novel, etc., by which a future event or scene is inserted into the chronological structure of the work. 2. an event or scene so inserted. [1945 50; FLASH + FORWARD, on the… …   Universalium

  • flash forward — flash for·ward loc.s.m.inv. ES ingl. {{wmetafile0}} TS cinem. procedimento filmico opposto al flashback, consistente nel narrare prima ciò che avverrà in seguito; episodio narrato con tale procedimento | TS lett. analogo procedimento adottato in… …   Dizionario italiano

  • Flash-forward — Flashforward Dans une narration, un flashforward intervient lorsque le lecteur ou le spectateur est informé d éléments futurs au temps principal du récit, figure que l on peut opposer au flashback. Il s agit d inversions, en quelque sortes d… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Flash forward — Flashforward Dans une narration, un flashforward intervient lorsque le lecteur ou le spectateur est informé d éléments futurs au temps principal du récit, figure que l on peut opposer au flashback. Il s agit d inversions, en quelque sortes d… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • flash-forward — (or flash ahead)   simply put, the opposite of flashback; a filmic technique that depicts a scene, event or shot taking place (or imagined) or expected that is projected into a future time beyond the present time of the film, or it can be a… …   Glossary of cinematic terms

  • flash — flash1 S3 [flæʃ] v ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(shine)¦ 2¦(pictures)¦ 3 flash through somebody s mind/head/brain 4 flash a smile/glance/look etc (at somebody) 5¦(show something quickly)¦ 6¦(news/information)¦ 7¦(move quickly)¦ 8¦(eyes)¦ 9¦(sex organs)¦ …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • flash-for|ward — «FLASH FR wuhrd», noun, verb –noun. a break in the course of a motion picture, novel, or the like, to show some future event or scene ahead of its occurrence. –verb. to show in the form of a flash forward: »The story flashes forward several… …   Useful english dictionary

  • flashback — /fleʃˈbɛk, ingl. ˈflæʃˌbæk/ [vc. ingl., comp. di flash «lampo» e back «indietro»] s. m. inv. (cine., anche fig.) rievocazione, sguardindietro CONTR. flash forward (ingl.) …   Sinonimi e Contrari. Terza edizione

  • flashback —   a filmic technique that alters the natural order of the narrative; a flashback may often be the entire film; it takes the story order back chronologically in time to a previous or past event, scene, or sequence that took place prior to the… …   Glossary of cinematic terms

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