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22nd Mar '16 12:19:13 AM PaulA
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[[AC:Literature]]
* ''Literature/InColdBlood'' starts with the murderers arriving at the farmhouse, then jumps to the aftermath. The central mystery of the book isn't "Who killed the victims?" but "Why were they killed?"
* Parodied in "Literature/MacbethMurderMystery" by Creator/JamesThurber. An experienced consumer of detective novels, on reading ''{{Theatre/Macbeth}}'' for the first time, notes that if a character is set up with a motive for murder and then shown going to commit the murder, but the action cuts away without actually showing the murder, it always turns out it was someone else who did it.



[[AC:Literature]]
* ''Literature/InColdBlood'' starts with the murderers arriving at the farmhouse, then jumps to the aftermath. The central mystery of the book isn't "Who killed the victims?" but "Why were they killed?"
21st Nov '15 3:32:21 PM StFan
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* ''{{Fleep}}'' plays with the reader by cutting from the initial shot of the protagonist entering a phone booth and him waking up in ''another'' phone booth surrounded by concrete. As it turns out, that interval is a ''lot longer'' than you might expect...

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* ''{{Fleep}}'' ''ComicStrip/{{Fleep}}'' plays with the reader by cutting from the initial shot of the protagonist entering a phone booth and him waking up in ''another'' phone booth surrounded by concrete. As it turns out, that interval is a ''lot longer'' than you might expect...
14th Oct '15 11:53:34 AM dangerdan97
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* ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'' does this when [[spoiler: the Kyoshi Warriors encounter Azula and her friends.]] We don't find out what happens to them until over halfway through the next season.

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* ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'' does this when [[spoiler: [[PastelChalkedFreezeFrame the Kyoshi Warriors encounter Azula and her friends.]] ]]]] We don't find out what happens to them until over halfway through the next season.
28th Aug '15 9:17:59 AM gallium
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* In ''[[Film/TheKiss1929 The Kiss]]'', Charles has just caught Pierre kissing Charles's wife Irene. Charles seems to be about to beat Pierre to death, Irene is trying to pull Charles off of Pierre, the door swings shut, and a shot rings out. We don't find out how Charles got shot until the end.
23rd Aug '15 8:59:13 PM nombretomado
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This has become almost a staple of murder mysteries, especially in LiveActionTV shows like ''Series/DiagnosisMurder'' and ''{{Monk}}''.

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This has become almost a staple of murder mysteries, especially in LiveActionTV shows like ''Series/DiagnosisMurder'' and ''{{Monk}}''.''Series/{{Monk}}''.
7th Aug '15 6:17:12 PM Gamecubist
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* ''Series/{{Leverage}}'' uses this trick to hide some of the crew's [[CrazyPrepared cleverer preparations]]: the audience usually isn't let in on the entire scheme until it actually goes down, when the missing steps are revealed in flashbacks.

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* ''Series/{{Leverage}}'' uses this trick to hide some of the crew's [[CrazyPrepared cleverer preparations]]: [[UnspokenPlanGuarantee the audience usually isn't let in on the entire scheme scheme]] until it actually goes down, when the missing steps are revealed in flashbacks.



* ''VideoGame/TheHouseOfTheDeadOverkill'', wearing its inspiration from ''Grindhouse'' on its sleeve, has a similar sequence near the end, where Isaac Washington and Agent G both solemnly prepare to do battle with the Final Boss... then one '''MISSING REEL''' later, the two of them are standing outside the burning laboratory, remarking how convenient it was they just happened to find those gatling guns. Then they fight the Final Boss for real. (The "Director's Cut" verion later adds the supposed missing sequence back in.)

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* ''VideoGame/TheHouseOfTheDeadOverkill'', wearing its inspiration from ''Grindhouse'' on its sleeve, has a similar sequence near the end, where Isaac Washington and Agent G both solemnly prepare to do battle with the Final Boss... then one '''MISSING REEL''' later, the two of them are standing outside the burning laboratory, remarking how convenient it was they just happened to find those gatling guns. Then they fight the Final Boss for real. (The "Director's Cut" verion version later adds the supposed missing sequence back in.)
27th Jun '15 6:42:27 AM Morgenthaler
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* InColdBlood starts with the murderers arriving at the farmhouse, then jumps to the aftermath. The central mystery of the book isn't "Who killed the victims?" but "Why were they killed?"

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* InColdBlood ''Literature/InColdBlood'' starts with the murderers arriving at the farmhouse, then jumps to the aftermath. The central mystery of the book isn't "Who killed the victims?" but "Why were they killed?"
11th Jun '15 7:16:40 PM PersonWithManyAliases
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* ''VideoGame/TheHouseOfTheDeadOverkill'', wearing its inspiration from ''Grindhouse'' on its sleeve, has a similar sequence near the end, where Isaac Washington and Agent G both solemnly prepare to do battle with the Final Boss... then one '''MISSING REEL''' later, the two of them are standing outside the burning laboratory, remarking how convenient it was they just happened to find those gatling guns. Then they fight the Final Boss for real. (The "Director's Cut" verion later adds the supposed missing sequence back in.)
21st Jul '14 7:34:22 AM ninjacrat
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* ''Anime/TheBigO''.

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* %%* ''Anime/TheBigO''.



* The other half of the feature, ''Film/PlanetTerror'', played it gloriously straight with a reel that was never shot. The film cuts from El Wray and Cherry starting to have sex, says "MISSING REEL", and when it cuts back, '''everything is on fire''' and we'll never know why. We'll also never know just ''who'' El Wray really is and why the police chief suddenly has the utmost respect for him.

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* ** The other half of the feature, ''Film/PlanetTerror'', played it gloriously straight with a reel that was never shot. The film cuts from El Wray and Cherry starting to have sex, says "MISSING REEL", and when it cuts back, '''everything is on fire''' and we'll never know why. We'll also never know just ''who'' El Wray really is and why the police chief suddenly has the utmost respect for him.



* ''Series/DiagnosisMurder''.
* ''Series/LawAndOrder''.
* ''Series/{{Monk}}''.
* ''Franchise/StarTrek''.

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* %%* ''Series/DiagnosisMurder''.
* %%* ''Series/LawAndOrder''.
* %%* ''Series/{{Monk}}''.
* %%* ''Franchise/StarTrek''.



* ''Series/TheXFiles''.
* Averted notably in ''Series/{{Columbo}}''.
* Some episodes of ''Series/DoctorWho''.

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* %%* ''Series/TheXFiles''.
* Averted notably in ''Series/{{Columbo}}''.
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%%* Some episodes of ''Series/DoctorWho''.



* The short-lived game show ''SetForLife'' did this by way of editing out the qualifying rounds that determined how much money each contestant would be playing for. thus undermining half of the show's point. The result was an already tedious, slow, bare-bones game being rendered even more bare-bones by having little rhyme or reason to its cash values.
* In an episode of ''Series/EverybodyHatesChris'', Chris makes makes Rochelle angry and, to the sound of a heartbeat, it cuts to Rochelle's mad face, then to Chris' OhCrap face before cutting to Chris laying on a hospital bed bruised and beaten. The only thing that indicated that happened in between is an x-ray on the wall with Rochelle's shoe shoved up Chris' ass.

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* The short-lived game show ''SetForLife'' did this by way of editing out the qualifying rounds that determined how much money each contestant would be playing for. thus undermining half of the show's point. The result was an already tedious, slow, bare-bones game being rendered even more bare-bones by having little rhyme or reason to its cash values.
* In an episode of ''Series/EverybodyHatesChris'', Chris makes makes Rochelle angry and, to the sound of a heartbeat, it cuts to Rochelle's mad face, then to Chris' OhCrap face before cutting to Chris laying on a hospital bed bruised and beaten. The only thing that indicated that happened in between is an x-ray on the wall with Rochelle's shoe shoved up Chris' ass.



* The PC version of [[TabletopGame/{{Clue}} Clue: Master Detective]] started with a still cutscene of Mr. Boddy alive in his chair. There is a blackout signifying an unknown amount of time passing and then we see Mr. Boddy ''dead'' in his chair. Makes one wonder as to how the "where the murder occurred" part of the mystery fits in....

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* The PC version of [[TabletopGame/{{Clue}} ''[[TabletopGame/{{Clue}} Clue: Master Detective]] Detective]]'' started with a still cutscene of Mr. Boddy alive in his chair. There is a blackout signifying an unknown amount of time passing and then we see Mr. Boddy ''dead'' in his chair. Makes one wonder as to how the "where the murder occurred" part of the mystery fits in....



* ''ScoobyDoo''.

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* %%* ''ScoobyDoo''.



* In the pilot of ''WesternAnimation/SheepInTheBigCity'', we see General Specific getting angry at Private Public, then we cut to a card reading "SCENE MISSING" before cutting back to Public stuffed down into his helmet.
20th Jul '14 7:23:02 PM HellKillUsAll
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* In an episode of ''Series/EverybodyHatesChris'', Chris makes makes Rochelle angry and, to the sound of a heartbeat, it cuts to Rochelle's mad face, then to Chris' OhCrap face before cutting to Chris laying on a hospital bed bruised and beaten. The only thing that indicated that happened in between is an x-ray on the wall with Rochelle's shoe shoved up Chris' ass.
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