OED pre-dating -- "jump cut"

Robin Hamilton robin.hamilton2 at BTINTERNET.COM
Tue Apr 27 00:52:13 UTC 2010

The first citation given for this in the OED is from 1953:

1953 K. REISZ Technique Film Editing 280 *Jump cut, cut which breaks
continuity of time by jumping forward from one part of an action to another
obviously separated from the first by an interval of time.

The term is found at least two years earlier in Raymond Spottiswoode, _Film
and its techniques_ (1951):

"If some frames have been cut out of the middle of a shot, a _jump cut_ will
result."  (p. 154)



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