Created By: lakawak on December 29, 2011
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So, as I was saying...

Someone starts a conversation, the movie cuts to a scene minutes or even hours later, and the conversations continues

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The best example of this I can think of off the top of my head is Speed. (Though it happens a lot, perhaps more often on TV than in movies.) In the beginning with the elevator, Jack comes up with the plan to attach the cable to the elevator as a backup in case Payne blows it up. This is a bit after they went through the hypoethtical "shoot the hostage" talk. Jack tells Harry that he has an idea and they head toward the stairs. H Arry says "What? You're not going to shoot the hostages, are you?" And Harry says "No..." as they start running up 20 or so flights of stiars, in full bomb squad gear (which would take several minutes) and the movie immediately cuts to them exiting the stairs on the roof with Jack continuing "...we'll just take them out of the equation!" So he just kept Harry hanging the whole time in the stairwell

I can't find this anywhere so I don't think it is already in the list.
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  • December 29, 2011
    wanderlustwarrior
  • December 29, 2011
    lakawak
    It doesn't really seem quite the same based on the examples in Tethercat Principle. It seems similar but just different enough to warrant its own category. A friend of mine suggested Mad Magazine Foldout as a title because we don't see what happens in between and we don't need to as long as the two points match up in the final picture. So as far as we know, Jack could have explained his plan while running up the stairs, and then starteda whole new conversation that just HAPPENED to end with "We just take them out of the equation" exactly as the movie cuts to them again.
  • December 29, 2011
    FastEddie
  • December 29, 2011
    randomsurfer
    Yes We Do Have This One, I just don't remember what it's called right now. It doesn't have the word "pause" in the title, I know that much.

    EDIT: Conversation Cut
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