Movies/Television: Stories with a recurring person/object in background?
October 3, 2013 5:02 PM Subscribe
I am looking for movies (or related) that contain an unusual twist: At the end, it is revealed that unbeknownst to everyone there was a person or object repeatedly appearing in the background.
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Any format -- movies, television episodes, or any video material.
Perhaps someone was following a character throughout the film. Or maybe a car was always visible in the background. But towards the end, the pattern is revealed by a series of flashbacks or stills where the recurring person/object is now noticeable to the viewer.
The closest example I can think of is the Devil's Haircut
video by Beck.
It needs to have been a deliberate storytelling decision, and not an accidental goof or mistake (boom mic visible, etc.).
Anyone have any ideas? Thanks in advance for your suggestions.