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Name of Plot Device

What is the name of the plot device in which the story starts out and then the next chapter or 5 min in, depending on the medium, the story goes back 3 days earlier, 24 hrs beforehand.

I have noticed that this has been used a fair bit in movies as of late, and now incredibly often on TV.

I asked my brother who is an award winning screen writer and director and he didn't know the name of it.

So question club, do you know what it is called?
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  • It's my jam!

    What is your favourite musical or movie soundtrack? Mine for some reason is Heavy Metal--lots of great songs on there!

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    What is your favourite kitchen gadget or tool? (I remember some of you love your stand mixers--I still haven't gotten around to selling ours) What's…

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