What Silence of the Lambs taught us about Useless flashback

In this video essay, A Void In Frame takes a look at the successful use of flashback in The Silence of the Lambs, illustrating how filmmaker Jonathan Demme avoids the common pitfall of breaking audience engagement by so drastically jumping through time.


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