from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A cut to later action from one filmed scene to the next, creating an effect of discontinuity or acceleration.

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  • n. A cinematographic edit in which the view of a subject jumps forward in time

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  • n. an immediate transition from one scene to another


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  • A cinematic technique used to disrupt narrative flow by arbitrarily omitting chunks from the middle of long continuous shots to dislocate any sense of progressive action. (From ArtLex)

    June 4, 2008