This technique is used in several movie trailers to give a feeling of stress, anxiety or urgency. It is also used in several movies (mostly thrillers, action or horror movies), sometimes even before the opening credits.
A typical example would be a sequence showing a terrorized woman running in a forest to escape a killer. The sequence would alternate the following close-ups separated by quick fade ins/outs:
- The woman's feet running and sometimes tripping
- The killer's feet walking at a quick pace
- The woman quickly looking behind her to estimate her chances of escaping the killer
- The killer holding a big knife covered in blood
What is the first occurence of this technique?