History Main / SmashCut

17th Jul '17 8:27:09 AM TheCastawayPariah
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A Smash Cut cut occurs without warning in the middle of a scene and transitions abruptly to another, and is often intended to startle the audience. Very often, it goes something like this:

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A Smash Cut cut occurs without warning in the middle of a scene and transitions abruptly to another, [[SelfDemonstratingArticle and is often intended to startle give the audience. audience a startl—]]

Very often, it goes something like this:



Overlaps with InterruptedByTheEnd. Not to be confused with the Canadian movie ''Smash Cut''.

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Overlaps with InterruptedByTheEnd. Not to be confused with the Canadian movie ''Smash Cut''. Compa—
17th Jun '17 7:22:55 AM thatother1dude
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* ''Series/BetterCallSaul'': To demonstrate [[TripleShifter the kind of schedule]] Kim has working the Mesa Verde case solo, we're shown her setting a timer for five minutes to take a nap in her car. The instant Kim seems to fall asleep, the scene jumps to her being awoken by the timer, without the camera changing position. [[spoiler:This foreshadows a scene later in the season, after she's taken on even more work. A similar cut goes from her driving her car to [[SurpriseCarCrash the instant it impacts with a guard rail]].]]



** Lampshaded rather sinisterly in the later episode ''[[Recap/DoctorWhoS30E9ForestOfTheDead Forest of the Dead]]'' where Donna apparently lives in a computer-generated television reality, where these cuts actually happen with nothing in between.

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** Lampshaded rather sinisterly in the later episode ''[[Recap/DoctorWhoS30E9ForestOfTheDead Forest of the Dead]]'' where Donna apparently lives in a computer-generated television reality, where these cuts actually happen [[NinjaProp with nothing in between.between]].
19th May '17 7:53:16 AM BunnyStar
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->'''Bob:''' I'm so not gonna --\\

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->'''Bob:''' I'm so ''so'' not gonna --\\
2nd May '17 10:13:11 PM Celcey
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--->'''Cut to them knocking on Lincoln's door.'''

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--->'''Cut --->Cut to them knocking on Lincoln's [[ThePowerofCreation Lincoln's]] door.'''
2nd May '17 10:10:23 PM Celcey
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--->[Cut to them knocking on Lincoln's door.]

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--->[Cut --->'''Cut to them knocking on Lincoln's door.]'''
2nd May '17 10:08:28 PM Celcey
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* Happens in ''WebVideo/DoorMonster'''s [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uam0KMyZh2E&index=3&list=PL0u5ZHidq4X4QhFAX9FzSiYJLRen74sLF The Guards Themselves]].
--->'''Noam''': Ritchie, there isn't just some store where you can go pick up bags of-
--->[Cut to them knocking on Lincoln's door.]
25th Apr '17 10:08:05 AM TonyG
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* Used comically in ''Film/JohnCarter''.

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* Used comically in ''Film/JohnCarter''. John lunges at the Union troops who've come to collect him...and is instantly knocked out. When he wakes up in a chair in front of a Colonel, John ''lunges'' at the officer, punching his would-be captors and...SmashCut to John back in the chair, now handcuffed. The Colonel starts talking, and John ''leaps up again'' to dive out the window! [[spoiler:SmashCut to John being thrown into a holding cell]].
24th Mar '17 7:59:59 AM BunnyStar
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'''Bob:''' ...Dangnabbit.

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'''Bob:''' ...Dangnabbit.
Dammit.
1st Mar '17 8:57:34 PM flaminghomer
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* ''Theatre/FunnyGirl'': In the movie version: Part way through the wacky ''Swan Lake'' parody which Fanny has been flailing and mugging her way through, the scene abruptly changes to her sitting alone in the dark after the show, sullenly smoking a cigarette.
26th Feb '17 6:57:24 AM kazokuhouou
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* In Skwisgaar's EstablishingCharacterMoment in ''WesternAnimation/{{Metalocalypse}}'', the scene hastily smash cuts back to Mordhaus before Skwisgaar finishes explaining to an old lady what a GMILF is.
-->"Guess what, you are a GMILF. That is a grandmother I would like to-"
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