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montage

Romantic comedies always seem to include a montage of scenes showing the main characters falling in love while sharing a hot dog, playfully throwing snowballs at each other, and taking a romantic ride on a boat. A montage is a film sequence made up of many short scenes edited together.

A montage is a kind of collage, often assembled from many different movie scenes, resulting in a single overall theme or image. You can also make a montage of photographs or music, editing or pasting together various bits to form one continuous whole. In the movie business, the word montage was originally used to mean "edit," the process of cutting and pasting pieces of film together to form a finished product.

Definitions of montage
  1. noun
    the technique of splicing together different sections of film to convey an idea
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    type of:
    cutting, film editing
    the activity of selecting the scenes to be shown and putting them together to create a film
  2. noun
    a film sequence made by editing together a series of separate scenes or shots
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    type of:
    episode, sequence
    film consisting of a succession of related shots that develop a given subject in a movie
  3. noun
    a paste-up made by sticking together pieces of paper or photographs to form an artistic image
    synonyms: collage
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    types:
    photomontage
    a montage that uses photographic images
    type of:
    paste-up
    a composition of flat objects pasted on a board or other backing
    icon, ikon, image, picture
    a visual representation (of an object or scene or person or abstraction) produced on a surface
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