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07:56 May 25, 2009
English to Latvian translations [PRO]
Art/Literary - Poetry & Literature
Additional field(s): Cinema, Film, TV, Drama
English term or phrase: flashback
Definition from Bedford/St. Martin's:
A narrated scene that marks a break in the narrative in order to inform the reader or audience member about events that took place before the opening scene of a work.

Example sentence(s):
  • Convoluted flashback structures are not only intellectually based, they tend to distance the viewer from that 'simple reality' they come to the movies to enjoy. It is no surprise that many great movies with complicated or innovative flashback structures were not particularly popular, not crowd-pleasers. DVDTalk.com
  • It is true that flashbacks can make the majority of the story confusing, but the concept is a bit like putting a puzzle together - you're not really sure where each piece fits or what the picture really looks like until the very end. Therein lies the payoff. streetdirectory.com
  • The flashback should be prompted by an incident, dialog, or intense action which brings a vivid memory to the character. Helium.com
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3atskats pagātnē
Dzintars Skarbovskis


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atskats pagātnē

Definition from own experience or research:
Iepriekšēju notikumu pārskats, lai lasītājs vai skatītājs labāk saprastu grāmatā aprakstītos vai kinolentē redzamos notikumus.

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  • Lai „pasaules aina” būtu apjomīgāka, lai varētu saprast meklējamā vai atgūstamā priekšmeta vērtību un nozīmīgumu, filmā dots arī atskats pagātnē, pat ļoti senos laikos, kad šī lieta bija svētums, vai arī tai tika piedēvētas kādas pārdabiskas īpašības, tā kādam bijusi īpaši liktenīga, vai - variantu bezgala daudz. - LTV 7  
Dzintars Skarbovskis
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Native speaker of: Native in LatvianLatvian
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