Film Language Tag: parallel editing
An editing technique that alternates back and forth between actions in separate locations, often implying simultaneity.
36 Film Clips
A Body in the River, The Learning Tree
Office Kirky (Dana Elcar) shoots Tuck (Alfred Jones) by the river and has Newt (Kyle Johnson) and his friends help get the body out.
A Change is Gonna Come, Malcolm X
Malcolm X (Denzel Washington) travels to the Audubon Ballroom to make a speech.
Big Plans, The General
Johnnie (Buster Keaton) and Annabelle (Marion Mack) set fire to the Rock River Bridge and make their way to friendly lines.
Camp Chapman Attack, Zero Dark Thirty
Jessica (Jennifer Ehle) and Maya (Jessica Chastain) text back and forth. Jessica goes to meet a supposed double agent for Al-Qaeda but instead, the agent is a triple agent and sets off a suicide vest, killing 7 CIA operatives. Maya finds out about her friend's death and Thomas (Jeremy Strong) informs her of Abu Ahmed's death.
Christmas, The Learning Tree
Newt's (Kyle Johnson) family have a pleasant Christmas morning while Marcus (Alex Clarke) is returned to Spitz Reformatory after an escape attempt.
Closing Sequence, The Martian
Back on Earth, an older Mark (Matt Damon) teaches a survival class to aspiring astronauts and a new Mars mission begins.
Closing Sequence, Godzilla
Onlookers rejoice over Godzilla’s death and mourn the loss of Serizawa, as Professor Yamane (Takashi Shimura) issues a warning.
Different Pains, Salt of the Earth
Esperanza (Rosaura Revueltas) goes into labor while her husband (Juan Chacón) is beaten by two police officers.
Extramarital Affairs, Men, Women and Children
Donald (Adam Sandler) and his wife Helen (Rosemarie DeWitt) independently seek out extramarital affairs on online websites.
Fausto Gets a Beating, I Vitelloni
Fausto (Franco Fabrizi) finds his wife Sandra (Leonora Ruffo) and newborn at his father's house. As he enters his childhood home, he is found at the mercy of his father, bringing out the child within him.
Fever, Umberto D.
Umberto passes a feverish night as he struggles to find a solution to his problems.
Instant Noodles, The Hole
The man upstairs (Lee Kang-sheng) and the woman downstairs (Yang Kuei-mei) prepare instant noodles separately.
Launching the Iris, The Martian
After the Iris probe launch goes awry, Mark’s (Matt Damon) hopes for survival fade.
Loving at Night, What Time Is It There?
Shiang-chyi (Chen Shiang-chyi) sleeps with the tourist (Cecilia Yip). Hsiao-kang (Lee Kang-sheng) has sex with a woman (Tsai Guei) in his car. Hsiao-kang's mother (Lu Yi-ching) masturbates in her bed.
Lydia Brown, The Birth of a Nation
After meeting with Stoneman, Sumner meets the housekeeper, Lydia Brown.
Mad Dog, The Scarecrow
The farmhand (Buster Keaton) runs from a dog he believes is rabid.
Maria's Flashback, The Impossible
Going into surgery, Maria (Naomi Watts) has a flashback to the moments after the tsunami.
Marion Comes to Jose's Rescue, The Greaser's Gauntlet
After discovering the identity of the true thief, Marion rushes to Jose's rescue.
Mark and Vincent Make Contact, The Martian
Mark (Matt Damon) and Mars mission supervisor Vincent Kapoor (Chiwetel Ejiofor) make contact using an old space probe.
Mise-en-Abyme, Sleep Dealer
Memo (Luis Fernando Peña) encounters his virtual self, face-to-face.
Nick/Gogol Learns About His Name, The Namesake
Max (Jacinda Barrett) visits Nick/Gogol's (Kal Penn) childhood home and meets his parents. Ashoke (Irrfan Khan) tells Nick/Gogol about the origins of his name. A flashback captures Ashoke's traumatic train accident.
Opening Sequence, The Martian
After a dust storm on Mars forces a crew of astronauts to evacuate, Mark Watney (Matt Damon) is injured and presumed to be dead.
Passing through Wormholes, Contact
Ellie (Jodie Foster) successfully uses the transport machine and passes through a series of wormholes.
Pretty Bitches Never Eat, Men, Women and Children
Allison Doss (Elena Kampouris) shares her struggles with body image issues on an online website.
Reveal & Chase Scene, Chaudhvin Ka Chand
Pyare (Rehman Khan) comes to Aslam’s (Guru Dutt) house to find him and happens upon a moment between Aslam and Jameela (Waheeda Rehman), making him realize that Jameela is in fact the woman that he saw at the beginning of the film, who he thought he was marrying.
Sam Cooke's Boston Performance, One Night in Miami...
Malcolm X (Kingsley Ben-Anir) recounts the story of Sam Cooke's (Leslie Odom Jr.) performance for an angry crowd in Boston.
Spiritual Awakening, Malcolm X
Malcolm X (Denzel Washington) travels to Mecca after breaking with the Nation of Islam.
Systems Offline, Jurassic Park
Computer programmer Dennis Nedry (Wayne Knight) goes rogue and threatens the safety of Jurassic Park.
The Ancestor and the Womb, Daughters of the Dust
Nana Peazant (Cora Lee Day) urges Eli (Adisa Anderson) to connect with his ancestors and his wife's unborn child.
The Greatest Minds on Planet Earth, The Martian
Scientists and families across the world support a collective effort to bring Mark (Matt Damon) and the rest of the Hermes crew home.
The Robot Mesmerizes, Metropolis
The false Maria (Brigitte Helm) dances before the industrialists, causing chaos throughout the city, while Freder (Gustav Frohlich) suffers hallucinations
The Search Begins, Moonrise Kingdom
Troop 55 and Island Police Captain Duffy Sharp start their search for Shakusky.
The Stockholders, Strike
While the stockholders meet over drinks and cigars to discuss the workers demands, the police raid the workers.
The Tornado, The Learning Tree
A tornado tears through Cherokee Falls, and Newt (Kyle Johnson) is taken to safety by Big Mabel (Carol Lamond).
Time in Two Cities, What Time Is It There?
Hsiao-kang (Lee Kang-sheng) and Shiang-chyi (Chen Shiang-chyi) go about their days in Taipei and Paris, respectively.
Velociraptors in the Kitchen, Jurassic Park
After velociraptors invade the visitors’ center of Jurassic Park, Tim (Joseph Mazzello) and Lex (Ariana Richards) Murphy must escape and reunite with Alan (Sam Neill) and Ellie (Laura Dern).
1 Series Clips
His Mother's Letter
"Better Than Equal", Cagney and Lacey: Season 1, Episode 6
Lacey (Tyne Daly) keeps Mike (John Walter Davis) on the phone while Cagney (Meg Foster) and the others go to intercept him.