Reverse Chronology

Reverse chronology is a method of story-telling whereby the plot is revealed in reverse order.In a story employing this technique, the first scene shown is actually the conclusion to the plot. Once that scene ends, the penultimate scene is shown, and so on, so that the final scene the viewer sees is the first chronologically.Many stories employ flashback, showing prior events, but whereas the scene order of most conventional films is A-B-C-etc., a film in reverse chronology goes Z-Y-X-etc.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.
Posts about Reverse Chronology
  • New JP Morgan Report Projects Strong Outlook for Twitter

    … general themes such as work, personal, and sport. This would be a shift away from the traditional reverse chronology structure and would potentially make Twitter more accessible to a wider range of users. The current mobile platform wave is also a strong indicator of future Twitter success, particularly given the mobile friendly nature of Twitter’s…

    Dex Mediain Social Twitter- 10 readers -
  • Combining Storytelling with Data for Optimal Results (#Pubcon)

    …. Explore your reverse chronology: Start with the conversion and work backwards. When you tell a story going forward, it’s a series of “and this happened, and then this happened.” When you tell it backwards, you see the forks in the road. You identify what else could have happened, and identify why they make the choices they did. Then spend time…

    Janae Derusso/ Overit- 6 readers -
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