Sunday, October 27, 2013

Reverse Chronology

Filed under: General — m759 @ 1:00 PM

Scene I:

"Pinter's particular usage of reverse chronology 
in structuring the plot is innovative…."

— Wikipedia on the play "Betrayal," a version of which
    opens tonight

Scene II:

Reverse Chronology in Wikipedia —

"As a hypothetical example, if the fairy tale Jack and the Beanstalk 
was told using reverse chronology, the opening scene would depict
Jack chopping the beanstalk down and killing the giant. The next
scene would feature Jack being discovered by the giant and climbing
down the beanstalk in fear of his life. Later, we would see Jack running
into the man with the infamous magic beans, then, at the end of the film,
being sent off by his mother to sell the cow."

Scene III:

Dialogue for Scene III — 

"Sell the damn cow, Jack."

Epilogue:  Jack + Jill.

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