maninahat on Aug 9th 2018 at 1:48:32 AM
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maninahat on Aug 14th 2018 at 1:37:16 AM
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In visual media, a given person might begin recount something that happened, and that merges into a flashback sequence. During that sequence the person carries on narrating in voice-over, however when it comes to any character's dialogue, instead of that character saying their own lines, they silently mime the words, lip-syncing with whatever the narrator says. This is usually done for comical effect, with the narrator paraphrasing what people said in a manner that's inconsistent, inaccurate or inappropriate, in relation to the events we are seeing on screen.
- Max Landis' youtube documentaries, The Death and Return of Superman and Wrestling isn't Wrestling.
- Anytime Luis is asked to explain something in the Ant-Man movies, this tends to happen.
- The entire shtick of Drunk History, where historical reenactors move and mime along to whatever extemporaneous gibberish the drunk narrator says, including their hiccups, burps and spoonerisms.
- Johnny Bravo: in the episode Rashomoron, Johnny, Carl, and Suzy all tell how a certain day went. During each narration, all characters have the voice of whoever is currently telling the story.
- Kirby's Epic Yarn has all the dialogue between characters spoken by the narrator.
- In the episode Sir Morris and the Beanstalk of The Big Knights, Sir Boris does this whilst reading Sir Morris bedtime stories.
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