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  Continuity (fiction) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In fiction, continuity is consistency of the characteristics of persons, plot, objects, places and events seen by the reader or viewer.
Continuity is particularly a concern in the production of film and television due to the difficulty of rectifying an error in continuity after shooting has completed, although it also applies to other art forms, including novels, comics and animation, though usually on a much broader scale.
In cinema special attention must be paid to continuity because films are rarely shot in the order in which they are presented: that is, a crew may film a scene from the end of a movie first, followed by one from the middle, and so on.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Continuity_(fiction)   (920 words)

 Anne Alstott: What We Owe to Parents
While the philosophy of continuity of care emphasizes the loving bond between parent and child, parents need not devote every moment to their child or eschew paid child care.
In addition to fostering children's emotional development, continuity of care serves a second social function: parents who persist with their children for the long term become uniquely qualified to represent their interests in the health care system, the educational system, and other public settings.
Although this situation reflects continuing gender discrimination, the economics of parenthood are not simply a byproduct of gender inequality.
bostonreview.net /BR29.2/alstott.html   (6972 words)

 Continuity: Facts and details from Encyclopedia Topic   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Fiction is the term used to describe works of the imagination....
A novel is an extended work of written, narrative, prose fiction, usually in story form; the writer of a novel is a novelist....
Social fiction (also called political fiction) is sub-genre of science fiction focused on possible development of societies (most often set in near future...
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/c/co/continuity.htm   (2784 words)

 Goofs for Pulp Fiction (1994)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Continuity: Vincent unzips a case to reveal an old-fashioned glass syringe, yet the extreme close-ups of the syringe show it is made of plastic.
Continuity: In "the bonnie situation" when the man fires the revolver, it's clear that some of the bullet holes were made from the outside going in.
Continuity: When Mia overdoses and is taken to Lance's apartment, a dot is drawn on her chest to show Vincent where he will be stabbing her with the adrenaline shot.
www.imdb.com /title/tt0110912/goofs   (1272 words)

 Pulp Fiction mistakes, goofs and bloopers
Continuity: When Pumpkin and Honey Bunny are talking in the coffee diner at the start of the film, the sugar pot and milk pot on the diner table both constantly move between different shots throughout the conversation.
Continuity: When Mia has just snorted some cocaine in Jack Rabbit Slims' bathroom, she is rubbing her nose and says 'I said God damn' and she has little or no lipstick on, the shot changes and she is still rubbing her nose but her lips have gotten considerably darker red.
Continuity: When Ringo suggests they should rob the cafe they are at, Yolanda puts her right hand on the table saying "This place?" while her left hand is under the table.
www.moviemistakes.com /film1025/page2?&changes=yes   (1011 words)

 Ex Astris Scientia - The Realism of (Science) Fiction
Science fiction in general and Star Trek in particular is frequently facing reproaches of not being serious or not being realistic.
Fiction, irrespective of its genre or quality (and TV shows just like written fiction), is always something devised to catch our interest, to show something that is unusual and that would not occur to us in every-day life.
Defending science fiction as something to be taken at least as seriously as other fiction, I may throw in countless examples where other genres become unlikely or just silly, beyond the necessary exaggeration of normal life.
www.ex-astris-scientia.org /inconsistencies/realism.htm   (4489 words)

 Horror Movie & Science Fiction Movie Database | Movie Information for Jason Goes To Hell: The Final Friday (1993) | ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Continuity: When Agent Marcus is running through the woods with Jason in pursuit, her footwear changes between none at all, boots, and skin-colored shoes.
Continuity: The blood drips out of the right side of Robert's mouth as he is possessed by Jason, but when he stands up, the streak of blood is on the left side.
Continuity: When the female FBI agent is running from Jason (leading him to the ambush) at the beginning, she was barefoot and in her underwear.
www.living-dead.com /horrormovies.php?mode=show_movie_info&movie_id=14   (1220 words)

 Profiles 38 - Science Fiction Comics (Sep 2000)
Instead, science fiction comics became one of the contributing elements of the superhero genre that crowded out all rival forms by the end of the sixties.
In this aspect, science fiction comics combined the normal human concerns with mortality with the heightened anxieties that attended the new role technology took in the twentieth century.
Marvel, as well, took grandly to science fiction concepts in the creation of its new generation of superheroes, most of whom owed somehow to the breaking of the atom, at least in the earliest days of that company's first generation of creations.
www.fortunecity.com /tatooine/niven/142/profiles/pro38.html   (1766 words)

 Emerald City: Science Fiction and Fantasy Book Reviews - #127
I put exactly the same thought and effort into any book or short fiction, and I happen to be a fast writer, so at the end of five or six weeks (I write full-time now) there’ll be a novel of 150,000 words regardless whose copyright is on it.
Inputs don’t relate to outputs in fiction, and I like using my Wess’har series to prove to people that a six-week book is as good as a six-year book; it’s all about your natural speed, and there’s no right answer.
While I’m of the school of thought that says fiction is entertainment, and the journalist in me deplores sending polemic messages to readers, the issues in Hard Contact provoked fierce and complex moral debate on the fan forums about cloning, servitude, and the nature of orders and compliance in war.
www.emcit.com /emcit127.php?a=2   (2803 words)

 Chapter Chapter 7 of Index by Simonds History of American Literature
continuity of literature is, happily, not a continuity of unvarying standards or unchanging ideals.
Although it is in fiction that American writers are now most prolific and most successful, it is doubtful if many of these works will find a place in the literature which endures, or if any of these popular novelists will be long remembered.
Two schools of fiction are represented: the realistic, and the romantic.
www.bibliomania.com /2/3/270/1820/21938/1.html   (628 words)

 ipedia.com: Continuity Article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
In fiction, continuity is consistency of the characteristics of persons, objects, places and events seen by the reader or vi...
Care towards continuity must be taken because films are rarely, if ever, filmed in the order they are presented in: that is, a crew may film a scene from the end of a movie first, followed by one from the middle.
Often when a fan does not agree with one of the events in a story (such as the death of a favorite character), he or she decides to simply ignore that the effect ever happened.
www.ipedia.com /continuity.html   (818 words)

 Continuity - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Look up continuity in Wiktionary, the free dictionary.
A continuous functor is one that preserves limits in category theory.
The condition of similarity to a continuum (disambiguation)
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Continuity   (100 words)

 STAR WARS: Continuity, Canon and Apocrypha
fiction may be official, meaning that it is subordinate to canon and is required to be consistent with other official works.
Following these sources, I rank the stories which are outside the time span of the films but which are of sufficiently limited scope or are otherwise of a nature which does not impinge upon the facts of the universe known in the films.
Story elements must have genuine continuity problems to justify discarding them; material shan't be thrown away simply because many people hold it to be repugnant or embarassing.
www.theforce.net /swtc/continuity.html   (1833 words)

 Horror Movie & Science Fiction Movie Database | Movie Information for The Faculty (1998) | Brimstone Pit   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Continuity: The position of Stokely in between shots after Marybeth punches her to the gym floor.
Continuity: When the main characters gather around the fish tank in the science room after they discover the creature missing the tank goes from half full to full and so on during the entire scene.
Continuity: The position of the soap on a string in the shower scene with Stan and Mrs.
www.living-dead.com /horrormovies.php?mode=show_movie_info&movie_id=139   (839 words)

 The Transformers Archive
That's the great thing about fan fiction, you can create your own continuity and not be condemned.
For all the Transformers purists who may be offended by the stat changes or those who have different perceptions on who is stronger or faster than what I have displayed, please accept my most sincere apologies.
This is purely fan fiction and is not meant to be an infringement on anyone's concepts in reference to the shape-shifting marvels.
www.tfarchive.com /creative/showentry.php?s=27   (634 words)

 Editorial: Cassandra Complex - Canons & Carnivores
The second type of continuity is often called 'canon', referring to the word's meaning as a law, or a doctrine that must be followed.
Canon is the maintenance of internal continuity beyond a single story into the realms of serial fiction, and it's necessary to reassure an audience that what has already occurred in previous episodes is still 'true' with regard to the episode they're about to witness.
Canon is, of course, the type of continuity most often referred to when discussing comics, and is ironically derided, lauded, ignored and cherished in equal measure according to who's discussing them.
www.ninthart.com /display.php?article=676   (1386 words)

 Listen To Us, We're Right: Continuity
The logic that matters here isn't the pattern of continuity, but simply the logic of beauty vs. ugliness, Cool vs. Uncool: cool can use continuity to do whatever it wants, but continuity in the hands of uncoolness is death, death, death, and it's silly to say it isn't.
For obsessive continuity hounds, the effect of a continuity error is the same as the broken suspension of disbelief - they're forced to consider a perceived error on the part of the creator, and this forces them out of the world of the story.
I kinda think it’s impossible to say that characterization is completely independent of continuity, or that some things are fundamentally solid and not subject to change because they are basic parts of existence, while other parts are loose bits of convenience.
listencomics.blogspot.com /2005/10/continuity.html   (7230 words)

 Star Wars Getup @ LaunchBase.org (Launch Base)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Star Wars is an influential science fantasy saga and fictional universe created by producer George Lucas in the early 1970s.
The Jedi, nearly extinct futuristic knights of the former Republic also have a high influence from the Samurai as spiritual warriors and duelists with a strong sense of honor and devotion to their duty.
The adaptation was written by science fiction author Brian Daley and directed by John Madden.
www.launchbase.org /encyclopedia/Star_Wars   (4972 words)

 Continuity Notes   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
For example, a real person would have the designation "Continuity: RL", standing for real life, at the end of their entry.
A fictional character would be labeled with the appropriate continuity of their source.
Note on existing works of fiction: Since a given work of fiction, for example, Foundation by Isaac Asimov, exists in real life but also describes a different, fictional continuity, it is labeled as belonging to both those continuities.
www.cs.hmc.edu /~belgin/EnMisc/continuity.html   (465 words)

 Articles - Encyclopedia of Authentic Hinduism
(1) The unbroken continuity of Indian civilization and its history.
– The statements of Jones and the fiction of Sandracottus.
(34) The fiction of Aryan invasion, introduction of English language, and the suppression of Sanskrit language.
encyclopediaofauthentichinduism.org /articles.htm   (1320 words)

 SSRN-Confronting Continuity: A Tradition of Fiction in Corporate Reorganizations by Joshua Blank
This Article offers a different justification for repealing the doctrine: the end that the continuity of interest doctrine is intended to achieve - an aggregate group of former target corporation shareholders maintaining a continuity of interest in the acquiror corporation following a merger - is fiction.
Because the doctrine serves a fictional premise, it does not effectively distinguish special mergers deserving of tax-deferred treatment from ordinary sales that should be taxed currently.
While the continuity of interest doctrine serves a fictitious premise, the proposal presented in this Article restores some sense of truth to the policy of reserving special tax treatment for mergers that represent mere changes in form.
papers.ssrn.com /sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=814824   (359 words)

Alicia is quite literally no longer in control of her life, as her dreams continually blur the boundaries between fantasy and reality.
And she never quite manages to take control, despite forming new attachments in a family of choice, of sorts, as she still spends all her time and energy focusing on avoiding her central dilemma.
He also does an exceptional job in showing, incrementally, Alicia's deterioration as she runs away, lives on the streets, and goes without sleep for nine months.
www.ait-planetlar.com /continuity.shtml   (279 words)

 Why do we write?   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
This reason requires a show that is imperfect enough to have continuity errors.
You also can't fix continuity errors in a show that doesn't have continuity; that is, in a show where each episode starts and ends at the same spot, with no change in the characters, and no continuing storyline.
This requires a show which is either very episodic, so you can easily slip another "episode" in somewhere without disturbing the continuity, or a show which didn't reach a satisfactory conclusion, and therefore you can stick your new adventures after the end of it.
www.katspace.org /fiction/essays/whywrite.html?theme_css=SFC   (554 words)

 Continuity (fiction) - Search Results - MSN Encarta
Continuity (fiction) - Search Results - MSN Encarta
Continuity, in moviemaking, the coordination of shots and sequences in the production of a film.
A book report is a factual account of a book’s contents.
encarta.msn.com /encnet/refpages/search.aspx?q=Continuity+(fiction)   (194 words)

 Metaphilm - Star Wars
We science fiction fans are not so different, though, when we struggle to rationalize away the contradictions in our favorite fictional universes.
In normal movie parlance, a continuity error means one of those embarrassing moments when, say, the bandage on an actor moves from the right hand to the left hand between scenes due to a mistake by the makeup department.
It is only the grandeur and majesty of a fictional universe the size and complexity of one like the Star Wars universe, the Star Trek universe, the DC Comics universe, or the Marvel Comics universe (and perhaps soap operas) that is truly difficult to maintain.
metaphilm.com /philm.php?id=416_0_2_0_M   (1966 words)

 What I Like in Fan Fiction   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
There are two kinds of continuity errors: internal ones, and external ones.
Internal continuity errors are where, within a story, some fact or property is demonstrated, and then forgotten or ignored in some other part of the story.
External continuity errors are where the story is inconsistent with facts or properties established in the universe in which this story is set.
www.katspace.org /reviews/netfic/mytaste.html   (619 words)

 Expanded Universe -   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Expanded Universe is the fictional universe/world inhabited by various fictional characters, which includes details of the fictional universe that do not appear in the original material (itself often referred to as canon).
It is notable because many Star Wars fans ascribe a continuity between the Star Wars movies and the Expanded Universe, with claims that George Lucas canonized all Star Wars novels as to being the true sequels or prequels to the normal Star Wars movies.
This causes Star Wars works of fiction to make far more of an attempt to be in the same continuity, and featuring the same characters, than other novelizations of science fiction.
psychcentral.com /psypsych/Expanded_Universe   (328 words)

 The Official Website of Margaret I. Williams
When she’s done performing her magic on my fiction, promotional articles related to my fiction, or how-to articles, I always ask myself “Did I write that?” And magic it is. We always think of editors as people who catch our mistakes.
Fiction should consist of a mixture of five different styles of writing: dialogue, description, thought, action, and narrative.
She always responded in a timely manner with my fiction, A Conspiracy to Ponder, due to be released by American Book Publishing Company this fall.
www.aconspiracytoponder.com /writing/article2.html   (853 words)

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