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f lashbak

  • 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
  • n  an unexpected but vivid recurrence of a past experience (especially a recurrence of the effects of an hallucinogenic drug taken much earlier)

  • But the memory resurfaced like a violent flashback on Sept.
  • Yet the show has stayed just this side of ridiculous, through grounded performances and a flashback device that keeps it all from getting too claustrophobic--and helps newcomers .
  • In Pedro Almodvars most recent film, the noir thriller Bad Education, a flashback to early-60s Spain shows a budding romance between two young Catholic schoolboys, Enrique .
News & Articles


  • Chris Hoy in The Guardian
    When you try and place a venue, you always remember when you've been there in the past,said Hoy, who will be 34 tomorrow. "When I turned up last time I had a flashback to 2002 when I won world titles for the first time [with victory in the...
  • Eric McCormack in Montreal Gazette
    It's a great story,McCormack says. "I wanted to be as (much like) him as I possibly could be. He was a German immigrant, so we had to play these flashback scenes with an accent. And he had a lot of different looks. It was a great role for...
  • LeBron James in International Herald Tribune
    Washington definitely probably had a flashback,James said.

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