A segment of film that breaks normal chronological order by shifting directly to time past. Flashback may be subjective (showing the thoughts and memory of a character) or objective (returning to earlier events to show their relationship to the present).pennstateintegrativeartsdepartment
A scene or sequence (sometime an entire film), that is inserted into a scene in present time and that deals with the past. The flashback is the past tense of the film.
A scene or sequence inserted into a scene set in the narrative present that images some event set in the past.
A scene that breaks the chronological continuity of the main narrative by depicting events which happened in the past. Contrast with flashforward.