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12th Aug '17 11:09:48 AM rjd1922
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For example, you might see a close-up of a character's face as he delivers a line, then a close-up of a different character's reaction as the same line is delivered off-screen, then a wide shot including both characters to see how their body language plays. Or, in an action scene, you might see the same sequence repeated several times from different angles or perspectives. This is particularly popular with fight scenes and explosions, as the director tries to deliver the maximum visceral payoff to the audience -- or save money on special effects and choreography. This technique was [[DiscreditedTrope overused]] in the late [[TheEighties Eighties]] and early [[TheNineties Nineties]], when it seemed like everything exploded three times if it exploded at all. [[DeadHorseTrope Now it tends to be used in parodies rather than serious works.]]

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For example, you might see a close-up of a character's face as he delivers a line, then a close-up of a different character's reaction as the same line is delivered off-screen, then a wide shot including both characters to see how their body language plays. Or, in an action scene, you might see the same sequence repeated several times from different angles or perspectives. This is particularly popular with fight scenes and explosions, as the director tries to deliver the maximum visceral payoff to the audience -- or save money on special effects and choreography. This technique was [[DiscreditedTrope overused]] in the late [[TheEighties Eighties]] and early [[TheNineties Nineties]], when it seemed like everything exploded three times if it exploded at all. [[DeadHorseTrope [[DiscreditedTrope Now it tends to be used in parodies rather than serious works.]]



* In ''Film/StarTrekIITheWrathOfKhan'', the words "buried alive" in Khan's taunt are repeated as we switch to Kirk hearing it over the communicator. Then Kirk [[TheKhan yells Khan's name]], which is also repeated as we switch to a shot of the planet they're on, which officially turned the whole thing into {{Narm}}.

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* In ''Film/StarTrekIITheWrathOfKhan'', the words "buried alive" in Khan's taunt are repeated as we switch to Kirk hearing it over the communicator. Then Kirk [[TheKhan [[SayMyName yells Khan's name]], which is also repeated as we switch to a shot of the planet they're on, which officially turned the whole thing into {{Narm}}.


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* In ''Film/BattlefieldEarth'', When Terl's boss mentions that he plans to keep Terl on Earth instead of giving him a temporary reprieve, the movie plays back the "''with endless options for renewal!''" part of the speech three times for some reason. The same thing happens when a caveman tells Jonnie that the Psychlos can't be defeated.
20th May '17 4:40:25 PM nombretomado
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* Action MMO {{Vindictus}} tries to make the end of every boss battle as epic as possible: [[BulletTime time slows down]], and screenshots are taken from multiple angles over the next 0.5 seconds of ingame time, and automatically saved to your game folder.

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* Action MMO {{Vindictus}} ''VideoGame/{{Vindictus}}'' tries to make the end of every boss battle as epic as possible: [[BulletTime time slows down]], and screenshots are taken from multiple angles over the next 0.5 seconds of ingame time, and automatically saved to your game folder.
10th May '17 1:57:18 AM BillWoods
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* ''Manga/{{Nichijou}}'' takes the cake - one scene involves Takasaki-sensei lightly hitting Yukko on the head with a binder, which is followed by a Repeat Cut sequence of that action consisting of ''over 50 hits in 25 seconds''.

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* ''Manga/{{Nichijou}}'' takes the cake - -- one scene involves Takasaki-sensei lightly hitting Yukko on the head with a binder, which is followed by a Repeat Cut sequence of that action consisting of ''over 50 hits in 25 seconds''.




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* In ''Manga/ShokugekiNoSoma'', when Soma Yukihira identifies himself as Jouichirou's son, Professor Shiomi knocks him down with a punch -- which is then seen from three other viewpoints, labeled as though a sporting event were providing instant replay.



** Although, curiously, it wasn’t actually a replay. Bond simply performed the death animation three times while the in-game camera “cut” to three different angles, but any action taking place in the scene was continuous between the three “shots” and not repeated - e.g. a timed mine that was dropped just as the player died would go off in the first shot, the smoke would be clearing in the second shot and nothing would remain in the third shot; or, the enemies that shot Bond would be shown continuing to shoot his body (ouch!) throughout all three shots, while moving position and otherwise behaving as if time was just advancing normally.

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** Although, curiously, it wasn’t actually a replay. Bond simply performed the death animation three times while the in-game camera “cut” to three different angles, but any action taking place in the scene was continuous between the three “shots” and not repeated - -- e.g. a timed mine that was dropped just as the player died would go off in the first shot, the smoke would be clearing in the second shot and nothing would remain in the third shot; or, the enemies that shot Bond would be shown continuing to shoot his body (ouch!) throughout all three shots, while moving position and otherwise behaving as if time was just advancing normally.
22nd Apr '17 5:58:57 PM nombretomado
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* ''SuperMarioBrosZ'' has numerous examples of this. Just watch the series.

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* ''SuperMarioBrosZ'' ''WebAnimation/SuperMarioBrosZ'' has numerous examples of this. Just watch the series.
24th Mar '17 3:35:30 AM Morgenthaler
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* The climatic car jump in the original ''GoneInSixtySeconds''.

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* The climatic car jump in the original ''GoneInSixtySeconds''.''Film/GoneInSixtySeconds1974''.
24th Mar '17 3:34:59 AM Morgenthaler
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* Used in the iconic introduction of Simba in ''Disney/TheLionKing''. Needless to say, it ended up doing it's job of being ingrained into viewers' mind.
* A hard-to-spot example in ''WesternAnimation/MonstersInc'' is at the point where the door that Mike, Sulley and Boo are riding on hurtles down a steep slope (ItMakesSenseInContext). In the first shot, you see them travelling down most of slope from behind, then you see a shot of them from the front, followed by a POV shot. But judging by the first shot, it takes them a rather long time to go down the last part of the slope, meaning that there must have been a repeat cut.
* On ''WesternAnimation/SurfsUp'', Cody wiping out on his first wave at Pengu Island is repeated four times. It is shown [[IronicEchoCut after a shot of him]] [[TemptingFate talking about how you'll want to see that first ride over and over and over again]].
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* Used in the iconic introduction of Simba in ''Disney/TheLionKing''. Needless to say, it ended up doing it's job of being ingrained into viewers' mind.



* A hard-to-spot example in ''WesternAnimation/MonstersInc'' is at the point where the door that Mike, Sulley and Boo are riding on hurtles down a steep slope (ItMakesSenseInContext). In the first shot, you see them travelling down most of slope from behind, then you see a shot of them from the front, followed by a POV shot. But judging by the first shot, it takes them a rather long time to go down the last part of the slope, meaning that there must have been a repeat cut.



* On ''WesternAnimation/SurfsUp'', Cody wiping out on his first wave at Pengu Island is repeated four times. It is shown [[IronicEchoCut after a shot of him]] [[TemptingFate talking about how you'll want to see that first ride over and over and over again]].
24th Mar '17 3:33:35 AM Morgenthaler
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** This technique was popularized in contemporary Eastern Cinema by the film ''Police Story'' back in 1985, wherein the stunt in which the hero slides down 4 stories of Christmas lights was so impressive that the editor could not bear to throw away ANY of the 3 angles at which it was shot.
** Also done in Operation Condor as Jackie avoids a flying car.
** Chan was doing this even earlier; ''Project A'' has its SignatureScene when Chan falls from a clocktower and lands on his head shown twice in a row...but if you look closely you can see that it's actually ''two different takes,'' not just two cameras recording the same take. That's right, he did the same ridiculously dangerous stunt twice and apparently couldn't choose between the two attempts, so he just edited them together as a Repeat Cut and called it good.

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** This technique was popularized in contemporary Eastern Cinema by the film ''Police Story'' ''Film/PoliceStory'' back in 1985, wherein the stunt in which the hero slides down 4 stories of Christmas lights was so impressive that the editor could not bear to throw away ANY of the 3 angles at which it was shot.
** Also done in Operation Condor ''Film/OperationCondor'' as Jackie avoids a flying car.
** Chan was doing this even earlier; ''Project A'' ''Film/ProjectA'' has its SignatureScene when Chan falls from a clocktower and lands on his head shown twice in a row...but if you look closely you can see that it's actually ''two different takes,'' not just two cameras recording the same take. That's right, he did the same ridiculously dangerous stunt twice and apparently couldn't choose between the two attempts, so he just edited them together as a Repeat Cut and called it good.
24th Mar '17 3:32:43 AM Morgenthaler
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* This technique was popularized in contemporary Eastern Cinema by the Creator/JackieChan film ''Police Story'' back in 1985, wherein the stunt in which the hero slides down 4 stories of Christmas lights was so impressive that the editor could not bear to throw away ANY of the 3 angles at which it was shot.

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This technique was popularized in contemporary Eastern Cinema by the Creator/JackieChan film ''Police Story'' back in 1985, wherein the stunt in which the hero slides down 4 stories of Christmas lights was so impressive that the editor could not bear to throw away ANY of the 3 angles at which it was shot.
24th Mar '17 3:32:13 AM Morgenthaler
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* [[Film/{{Cyborg}} Albert]] [[Film/{{Nemesis}} Pyun]] was known to use this to ridiculous degrees, ''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YgEffYSeXoE Bloodmatch]]'' being his most egregious example

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* [[Film/{{Cyborg}} Albert]] [[Film/{{Nemesis}} Pyun]] Albert Pyun (director of sci-fi movies like ''Film/{{Cyborg|1989}}'' and ''Film/{{Nemesis}}'') was known to use this to ridiculous degrees, ''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YgEffYSeXoE Bloodmatch]]'' being his most egregious example
11th Dec '16 9:28:17 AM Discar
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* ''LightNovel/{{Baccano}}'': When the young conductor is telling the urban legend of the Rail Tracer, his coworker reveals that his allies are coming to kill everyone on the train. He pulls a gun on the young conductor and says "No one will be spared," with the scene repeating on the word "spared." On the first cut the scene seems normal, on the second we see the gun disappear, and on the third [[spoiler:we see that the young conductor kicked the gun out of the man's hand, caught it, and resumed telling his story. The young conductor is actually Claire Stanfield, the most dangerous man alive--as well as the Rail Tracer he was telling the story about]].
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