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back story

n
1. (Film) the events which take place before, and which help to bring about, the events portrayed in a film
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All these dimensions and the back-story is why I thought it would be a very interesting project to take up.'
That's the back-story which many of our readers probably already know.
Along the way, they will be delivering a wealth of 'how to' videos, plus a back-story on the car and the history of the legendary marque.
But why does each item brought in for repair need to have a tear-jerking back-story? 'My crippled grandad made this model of the Taj Mahal out of matchsticks on his deathbed, but then the undertaker sat on it.' It's almost as bad as the X Factor.
THE Willie Mullins-trained Nessun Dorma achieved his second win at Gowran Park on Saturday, but it was the gelding's back-story that grabbed the most attention as it was revealed by his breeder Julie Lynch that the four-year-old has had to overcome long odds to carve out what looks a promising racing career.
Now, after a gap of 12 years, filming has started on a new series, giving a great excuse to catch up with the back-story if you missed it first time around, or reacquaint yourself with old favourites if you were a fan.
Meanwhile, the second season of "Orange is the New Black" will feature Poussey's back-story. Samira Wiley, who plays Poussey, said to E!
I thought she made Ryan O'Shaughnessy seem a bit so-so in comparison, but I suppose she didn't have the back-story he does.
Add in explosives found in a tunnel beneath the palace and multiple levels of duplicity and plotting which spill over into Mary's own family back-story and it all amounts to a build up of excitement and tension.
Clearly Liu Wei is an incredible young man, but you can't help thinking wannabe contestants who have no tragic back-story but are merely brilliant singers, dancers or musicians won't stand a chance - and that's the same, the world over.
The four main characters (Liz, Faye, Finn and Lucas) will have character Stardolls, complete with profiles and outfits to dress up in.</p><p>The main story hub will be the place for Stardoll users to catch up with Mortal Kiss, gathering all the events into one central locale and providing back-story as the mystery unfolds.
This is a graphic picture book which tells the story and back-story of Batman/Bruce Wayne and the villains he suppresses.