continuity editing. A system of cutting to maintain continuity and clear narrative action. Continuity editing relies upon matching screen directions, position, and temporal relations from shot to shot. (see also: classical Hollywood cinema; axis of action; cross-cutting; cut-in; establishing shot; eyeline match cut; match on action; reestablishing shot; screen direction; shot/countershot) Example:Vertigo1; Exercise: Vertigo2; Example: Suspicion;