(or v.o.)
  refers to recorded dialogue, usually narration, that comes from an unseen, off-screen voice, character or narrator (abbreviated as o.s. meaning beyond camera range), that can be heard by the audience but not by the film characters themselves; narration is a type of voice-over; v.o. often conveys the character's thoughts, either as a 'voice' heard within one's head, or as other narrative information and commentary to explain the action or plot; often a technique in film noirs; the abbreviation is used as an annotation in a script
  Examples: Capt. Willard's voice-overs in Apocalypse Now (1979), Deckard's v.o. in Hollywood's version of Ridley Scott's Blade Runner (1982), the mortally wounded hero's flashback narration in Double Indemnity (1944), or the voice-over narrated by the dead man floating in a pool in the opening of Sunset Boulevard (1950) (pictured here)

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