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What's this called?

Post by Actor » Mon Dec 19, 2011 3:13 am

A messenger brings bad news. The recipient of the bad news beats the crap out of the messenger. The action then goes back to the point just after the guy got the messenger and we know that the beating was just in the character's mind.

Is there a term for this kind of sequence?

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Re: What's this called?

Post by granfer » Mon Dec 19, 2011 10:29 am

"Gratuitously Violent"?

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Re: What's this called?

Post by reflex » Mon Dec 19, 2011 5:36 pm

Broadly, it's considered a dream sequence.
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Re: What's this called?

Post by Nicholas Kovats » Mon Dec 19, 2011 8:35 pm

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Re: What's this called?

Post by Roster » Mon Dec 19, 2011 9:32 pm

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Re: What's this called?

Post by aj » Mon Dec 19, 2011 11:38 pm

deja vu feel after a dream?

likely there is a formal scenario name for it
as others have used these time-moves before

BTW I suppose you meant message rather then messenger?
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Re: What's this called?

Post by Scotness » Mon Dec 19, 2011 11:53 pm

Some kind of quick fantasy I guess -- they can work well in films
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