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In Naked Gun 33 1/3: The Final Insult (1994), Scene where Frank tries to take the gun out of his pouch, but it was not there. Then he thinks past what really happened to his gun. While thinking this effect used.

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What is this effect called ?

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  • +1 for the Naked Gun animated GIF – m1gp0z Sep 19 '18 at 18:34

The effect itself is a crossfade

The purpose is to create a flashback so the audience know 'what he's thinking/what happened before'.

The 'wobbly flashback' is one of the most clichéd flashback devices - usually accompanied by a harp or piano playing an upward glissando or whole-tone scale - of course, perfectly suited to this type of movie, which is perfectly aware of the tiredness of the cliché.

See TV Tropes - Flashback Effects

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