or back sto·ry
- a narrative providing a history or background context, especially for a character or situation in a literary work, film, or dramatic series.
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We spent a lot of time creating a backstory for our “Man” played by David Logan Rankin.Nitehawk Shorts Festival: ‘Brute,’ a Twisted Take on Playing in the Dark
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If this sounds a lot like the Abu Nazir backstory, well, it should.‘Homeland’ Season 4: A Stripped-Down and Surprisingly Badass Return to Form
September 30, 2014
A dial-in audio guide (888-763-8839) gives you the backstory behind the bizarre displays.New York’s Tiniest—and Weirdest—Museum
May 29, 2014
I was wondering if you had constructed some kind of backstory for him.The Great Character Actor: Guy Pearce on His Brilliant Career, From ‘Priscilla’ to ‘The Rover’
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But I think his backstory is just part of the richness of the character.Meet the Red Viper: Pedro Pascal on Game of Thrones’ Kinky, Bisexual Hellraiser
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c.1990, from background story.