freeze-frame

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freeze-frame

or freeze frame (frēz′frām′)
n.
1. A still image in a cinematic work made by showing a series of identical frames or by stopping a film or video at one desired frame, usually representing the suspension of action or time.
2. A vivid, motionless scene or image.

freeze′-frame′ v.
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

freeze-frame

n
1. (Film) films television a single frame of a film repeated to give an effect like a still photograph
2. (Film) a single frame of a video recording viewed as a still by stopping the tape
vb
3. (Film) (tr) to make a freeze-frame of (an image)
4. (Photography) (tr) to make a freeze-frame of (an image)
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
Translations

freeze-frame

[ˈfriːzˌfreɪm] nfotogramma m; (on video) → fermo immagine
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995
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He's standing on a track with a train hurtling towards him and the FBI after him, when the action freeze-frames and we flashback to find out how he got there.
That is, beyond the duo "going out" in a stereotypical "guns blazing" manner, Hill freeze-frames them in life.
that I can stop if I want in freeze-frames or let slide
At their most effective, the freeze-frames emphasized the role of specific characters in shaping mood, and created opportunities for dramatic irony.
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It's all building up to "the biggest night of trance this side of Goa" (actually more like a disco in the church hall) but first- time writer-director Richard Parry spends too long introducing all his characters with freeze-frames and flashbacks instead of just getting on with the story.
You can also hook up a VCR for watching videos and it is even possible to take freeze-frames of the screen or to save whole clips of programmes or video footage.
The Fuccons were a smash among bloodshot-eyed viewers, who raved on Internet chat rooms about the manga-like freeze-frames and outrageously morbid story lines.
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With allowance for the greater formality of his photographs, he reminds me of Nan Goldin, who similarly causes pictures to happen like congested freeze-frames within achingly intimate, dark flows of life.