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  1. SMASH CUT TO.... a lame transition. WTF? A cut is a cut. Who started this "smash cut" nonsense? Curmudgeonly annoyed.

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    2. ThaVillain


      A smash cut is an abrupt cut, right? Like from Rocky talking about his fight to getting punched in the face by Drago.


      A cut is just a cut. Like a jump cut or whatever. Can be in the same scene, where a smash is usually to a different scene altogether (location, tone, etc). At least, that's how I understood it.


      Maybe I'm wrong?

    3. Reader George

      Reader George

      Jump cuts affect continuity. A cut by definition is a cut. A "smash cut" -- sorry smash cut fans -- is compensating for a weak transition between scenes. Check out http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Film_transition for the technicalities. Smash cut is an invention that always jolts me out of the story.

    4. sangun


      A smash cut is compensating for a weak reader. Looks exciting. Keeps them moving forward over a giant leap that might confuse them.

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