from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A literary or cinematic device in which an earlier event is inserted into the normal chronological order of a narrative.
- n. The episode or scene depicted by means of this device.
- n. An unexpected recurrence of the effects of a hallucinogenic drug long after its original use.
- n. Psychology A recurring, intensely vivid mental image of a past traumatic experience: "Another study shows that women who served in Vietnam still struggle with depression, anxiety, and painful flashbacks from the war” ( New York Times).
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. a dramatic device in which an earlier event is inserted into the normal chronological flow of a narrative
- n. a vivid mental image of a past trauma, especially one that recurs
- n. a similar recurrence of the effects of a hallucinogenic drug
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. a transition (in literary or theatrical works or films) to an earlier event or scene; also, the scene thus introduced.
- n. An unusually vivid recollection of a prior experience, often one that is traumatic, such as scenes from combat or a criminal assault, or induced by hallucinogenic drugs such as LSD; when accompanied by hallucinations it is called flashback hallucinosis.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. an unexpected but vivid recurrence of a past experience (especially a recurrence of the effects of an hallucinogenic drug taken much earlier)
- n. a transition (in literary or theatrical works or films) to an earlier event or scene that interrupts the normal chronological development of the story
- v. return in time
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Viggo Mortensen plays the unnamed father, Australian actor Kodi Smit-McPhee plays the son, while Charlize Theron appears in flashback as their deceased wife and mother.
Although we only see Charlie, Tom's wife, in flashback, she seems to share Lillian's love of essential ingredients.
The pace here isnt as rapid as usual, and much of the story is told in flashback or as discourse.
You could do so in flashback, or by recounting journalistic coverage of the fight as it ended, or by having characters narrate what happened, or whatever.
Something of a cross between Walt Disney and Howard Hughes, we see him in flashback film footage at the Stark World Expo 1974, set on the site of the real world New York World's Fair.
But as the story comes out - and we see in flashback - Ted, who is about a decade younger than Rhonda, had his first fling with her in the 1950s, when he was a young assistant at a magazine where Rhonda was an editor.
So I wrote the story as a mystery, partially in flashback, to provide context.
Ed Brubaker also has featured the Torch, and his one-time sidekick Toro, in flashback sequences in Captain America.
There's a kind of compression I find works well in flashback scenes, SINCE they're already framed as a flashback, that gives me latitude to kind of hop through the long bits of exposition at the start of the novel (which includes a fascinating but not-really-comics-adaptable Coles Notes version of the Monmouth rebellion).
Our hero, Sam, is one of the privileged who rebels, and uses methods of terrorism, war and assassination to undermine the power structures, is captured, executed twice, and eventually returned to life (at the start of the book, most of the story being told in flashback) and victory.