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For the 2009 Canadian film, see Smash Cut.
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A smash cut is a technique in film and other moving picture media where one scene abruptly cuts to another for aesthetic, narrative, or emotional purpose. To this end, the smash cut usually occurs at a crucial moment in a scene where a cut would not be expected. To heighten the impact of the cut, a disparity in the type of scene on either side of the cut is often present, going from a fast-paced frenzied scene to a tranquil one, or going from a pleasant scene to a tense one, for example.

For example, a smash cut could be used in a murder scene: the killer brings a knife plunging down into his victim, and just before the blade pierces the skin, the scene is suddenly replaced with a non-violent use of a cutting edge, such as the chopping of vegetables. Smash cuts are often used when a character wakes up from a nightmare to simulate the jarring nature of that experience.

Smash cutting can also be used to comedic effect: for example, directly after a prediction is made, cutting to the future showing the prediction to have been humorously, and often outlandishly, wrong. One specific variety of smash cut, which depicts a given character resolutely declaring his or her intentions immediately before a cut to a scene depicting the character doing the exact opposite, is known in the United States as a Gilligan cut, so named for the TV show Gilligan's Island, and elsewhere known as a bicycle cut, so named for a scene from Last of the Summer Wine.

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Smash cut Language Watch Edit For the 2009 Canadian film see Smash Cut This article needs additional citations for verification Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources Unsourced material may be challenged and removed Find sources Smash cut news newspapers books scholar JSTOR September 2018 Learn how and when to remove this template message A smash cut is a technique in film and other moving picture media where one scene abruptly cuts to another for aesthetic narrative or emotional purpose To this end the smash cut usually occurs at a crucial moment in a scene where a cut would not be expected To heighten the impact of the cut a disparity in the type of scene on either side of the cut is often present going from a fast paced frenzied scene to a tranquil one or going from a pleasant scene to a tense one for example For example a smash cut could be used in a murder scene the killer brings a knife plunging down into his victim and just before the blade pierces the skin the scene is suddenly replaced with a non violent use of a cutting edge such as the chopping of vegetables Smash cuts are often used when a character wakes up from a nightmare to simulate the jarring nature of that experience Smash cutting can also be used to comedic effect for example directly after a prediction is made cutting to the future showing the prediction to have been humorously and often outlandishly wrong One specific variety of smash cut which depicts a given character resolutely declaring his or her intentions immediately before a cut to a scene depicting the character doing the exact opposite is known in the United States as a Gilligan cut so named for the TV show Gilligan s Island and elsewhere known as a bicycle cut so named for a scene from Last of the Summer Wine 1 See also Edit Film portal Jump cut Match cutReferences Edit How To Talk Comedy Writer Updated Andy Riley misterandyriley com misterandyriley com This article related to film or motion picture terminology is a stub You can help Wikipedia by expanding it vte Retrieved from https en wikipedia org w index php title Smash cut amp oldid 962290843, wikipedia, wiki, book,

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