There is a specific type of editing/shooting technique that is used in film, and I wonder if it has a specific name or description.
It's basically where you repeat shots throughout your film, but sometimes change it. For example, in Don Jon, they constantly showed him getting his day started, going to the gym, doing certain things etc... and as the movie progressed, so did his character, and as a result, when the shots were repeated, some were changed, therefore illustrating the change in his lifestyle/character. It was also used in Groundhog Day when the character needed to get a certain outcome.
I remember reading about it awhile back but I just can't remember it now, and I need to. I want to find out which directors use this technique, and see how some execute this technique compared to others, and ultimately create my own.