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29th Apr '16 12:28:08 PM VampireBuddha
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* ''Literature/{{A song of Ice and Fire}}'' is annoying about this. In cases such as the Battle of Riverrun, the Battle of Craster's Keep, and the Red Wedding, George RR Martin builds up an epic battle, describes the preparations in detail, then goes off and follows some other characters, returning to the battle when it's long over and the characters remark on what a huge, epic, exciting sequence it was.
* Robert Jordan also does this in ''{{The Wheel of Time}}''. Most notable, the decisive battle against the Shaido, during which [[spoiler:Couladin dies]], is entirely skipped over in favour of, um, something else.
16th Nov '15 7:19:50 AM FF32
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* One of the most famous and poignant examples comes from ''BlackadderGoesForth'', which cuts from Blackadder and company charging over the trench to [[spoiler:a field full of poppies]]. Note that that this show is a ''comedy'', albeit occasionally [[BlackComedy a dark one]], and this was a ([[ForegoneConclusion somewhat inevitable]]) SuddenDownerEnding. What's more unusual than the darkness of the situation, though, is the tenderness and sincerity of the scene in an otherwise very cynical, silly and iconoclastic series.

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* One of the most famous and poignant examples comes from ''BlackadderGoesForth'', ''Series/{{Blackadder}} Goes Forth'', which cuts from Blackadder and company charging over the trench to [[spoiler:a field full of poppies]]. Note that that this show is a ''comedy'', albeit occasionally [[BlackComedy a dark one]], and this was a ([[ForegoneConclusion somewhat inevitable]]) SuddenDownerEnding. What's more unusual than the darkness of the situation, though, is the tenderness and sincerity of the scene in an otherwise very cynical, silly and iconoclastic series.
13th Nov '15 8:42:29 PM Magestad
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* Happens in ''Literature/TheHobbit'', due to Bilbo being knocked out near the beginning of the Battle of Five Armies, and he only learns what happens when he comes to hours after it has finished.

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* Happens in ''Literature/TheHobbit'', due to Bilbo being knocked out near the beginning end of the Battle of Five Armies, Armies when TheCavalry shows up (the Eagles), and he only learns what happens how it ends when he comes to hours after it has finished.
24th Mar '15 8:40:25 PM nombretomado
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* Present a few times in the anime series version of [[FateStayNight Fate/Stay Night]], mostly to account for fights that weren't narrated within the visual novel. Most notably, it happens for Archer's [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome last stand]] against Berserker.

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* Present a few times in the anime series version of [[FateStayNight Fate/Stay Night]], ''VisualNovel/FateStayNight'', mostly to account for fights that weren't narrated within the visual novel. Most notably, it happens for Archer's [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome last stand]] against Berserker.
21st Mar '15 4:10:22 PM Dracis
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* ''Series/GameOfThrones'' does this for most of its battles, to save money and screen time. The main subversion, the Battle of the Blackwater, is the CrowningMomentOfAwesome of the entire series.

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* ''Series/GameOfThrones'' does this for most of its battles, to save money and screen time. The main subversion, the Battle of the Blackwater, is the CrowningMomentOfAwesome of the entire series.second season.
28th Dec '14 5:31:45 AM Morgenthaler
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* This occurs in ''PiratesOfTheCaribbean: Dead Man's Chest'', when Jack Sparrow charges the Kraken with sabre in hand.

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* This occurs in ''PiratesOfTheCaribbean: Dead Man's Chest'', ''Film/PiratesOfTheCaribbeanDeadMansChest'', when Jack Sparrow charges the Kraken with sabre in hand.
21st Dec '14 4:23:51 PM eroock
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The Charge Into Combat Cut is a [[CameraTricks Camera Trick]] that is used when a fight is about to start, but the camera cuts away to another scene immediately beforehand or shortly after the fighting begins. This can be done to build drama as the audience have to wait to see the outcome of the battle, or it may simply be used to pad time before the finale. While in many cases the narrative will return to the fight with the action already in progress, this can sometimes lead to a FightUnscene if the audience only get to see the aftermath of the combat. If done poorly, this can end up being an OffscreenMomentOfAwesome for some viewers.

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The Charge Into Combat Cut is a [[CameraTricks Camera Trick]] that is used when a fight is about to start, but the camera cuts away to another scene immediately beforehand or shortly after the fighting begins. This can be done to build drama suspense as the audience have to wait to see the outcome of the battle, or it may simply be used to pad time before the finale. While in many cases the narrative will return to the fight with the action already in progress, this can sometimes lead to a FightUnscene if the audience only get to see the aftermath of the combat. If done poorly, this can end up being an OffscreenMomentOfAwesome for some viewers.
18th Sep '14 5:15:28 PM Dublin
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** They do it in the movie, too, but it's [[SubvertedTrope subverted]] in that they [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome cut back to show the whole battle]].
17th Jul '14 12:54:25 AM SeptimusHeap
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* ''GameOfThrones'' does this for most of its battles, to save money and screen time. The main subversion, the Battle of the Blackwater, is the CrowningMomentOfAwesome of the entire series.

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* ''GameOfThrones'' ''Series/GameOfThrones'' does this for most of its battles, to save money and screen time. The main subversion, the Battle of the Blackwater, is the CrowningMomentOfAwesome of the entire series.
11th May '14 12:39:00 PM LongLiveHumour
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* In the movie ''Music/PinkFloyd Music/TheWall'', we see the charging soldiers at the [[WorldWarII Battle of Anzio]], cutting back and forth between a young Pink years later, whose father died in the battle.

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* In the movie ''Music/PinkFloyd Music/TheWall'', we see the charging soldiers at the [[WorldWarII [[UsefulNotes/WorldWarII Battle of Anzio]], cutting back and forth between a young Pink years later, whose father died in the battle.
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