Thursday, April 7, 2016

F is for Flashback

It's April and that means the A to Z Blogging Challenge!
This year my theme is film terms.

Humphrey Bogarat and Ingrid Bergman in Casablanca.

A flashback is a sequence that depicts what happened earlier in the story. In Casablanca (1942), the romance between Rick and Ilsa in Paris was shown as a flashback, setting the stage for their awkward meeting in Morocco when she is with Victor Laszlo.

Do you have a favorite film that uses flashbacks? 

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  1. I'm thinking Forrest Gump.

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  2. Love Forrest Gump. I just watched that again recently.

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  3. Flashbacks are useful sometimes - I'm thinking of an older film called Flatliners that used them a lot - but often they can be badly done and are a lazy storytelling device.

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    1. I remember Flatliners. I liked the story.

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  4. I'm not sure if it counts, but I love the scene in the animated movie Up when they flashback through his life with his wife.

    My favorite movie is It's a Wonderful Life, and there are a lot of flashbacks through the milestones in George's life.

    @WeekendsInMaine
    Weekends In Maine

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    1. Karen, I love both of those films. I agree Up was magical, the flashback told of their love story. It's a Wonderful Life is an all time fave of mine. "To my brother, George. The richest man in town!"

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