a transition (in literary or theatrical works or films) to an earlier event or scene that interrupts the normal chronological development of the story
an unexpected but vivid recurrence of a past experience (especially a recurrence of the effects of an hallucinogenic drug taken much earlier)
- In flashback, he sees the murder in reverse.
- The nature of the fuel gas affects the flame flashback.
- The events that led up to the murder were shown in a series of flashbacks.
- The flashback technique is used in this film.
- flash-forward (小说