Holy hell, do I hate flashbacks. Nothing bogs down a new screenwriter’s script like adding flashbacks. They’re usually clumsily written or terribly transitioned into. They’re a crutch writers use in order to reveal exposition and it has to stop. While working at Pipeline I came across so many examples of bad uses of flashbacks. A majority of the time, these flashbacks were bad. I remember one incident of a flashback within a flashback. It was dreadful. What Is A Flashback?