Screenwriting Science shows you how to apply our 19-Sequence model of screenplay structure to not only accelerate your creative scriptwriting, but also to apply the unlocked secrets of what happens when in key movie genres. On this site you will find:

  • Scientifically derived 19-Sequence-Scene structural breakdown of successful screenplays and movies.
  • Roadmaps of key event milestones and plot points in selected genres. 

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Latest Screenplay Sequence-Scene Structure Additions:


Crash..... Breakfast at Tiffany's.....Taken..... The Maltese Falcon..... The Constant Gardner..... Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind..... Fail Safe..... The Conversation..... Garden State..... Aguirre, The Wrath of God..... Green Zone..... It's A Wonderful Life..... Hitch..... Chinatown..... Pirates of the Caribbean - Curse of the Black Pearl..... The Hurt Locker..... Touch of Evil..... Kiss Me Deadly..... The Guns of Navarone..... Jurassic Park..... Body Heat..... Basic Instinct..... The Station Agent..... The Flight of the Phoenix...


Stand By Me Screenplay StructureCitizen Kane Screenplay StructureA Few Good Men Screenplay Structure

Stand By Me

An ideal Coming-of-Age model . Principle emotional events occur in Acts I and II, with a short Act III that quickly resolves the subsequent relationship of the four boys. Compare with Breaking Away

Citizen Kane

Citizen Kane is a lesson in Flashback structure and how to organize a biography. Follow Kane: 'Rosebud' simply serves 'Bookend' and McGuffan purposes.

A Few Good Men

The Screenplay Structure is organized around Kaffee's experiences. Other than the flashback of Colonel Jessep's order of the 'Code Red', essentially everything is from Kaffee's perspective.

Ronin Screenplay MovieThe Caine Mutiny Screenplay StructureDay of the Jackal Screenplay Structure


Plot events keep the action focused on pursuit by having the suitcase change hands repeatedly. The plot twist is why Sam is involved in the first place.....



Each Sequence takes us through specific stages in Mark Renton's journey from addiction to sobriety and creates an Act III that gives the critical climax accomplishment.


The Day of the Jackal

The Structure resonates between the Jackal's progress to taking the explosive bullet shot at de Gaule and Inspector Lebec's pursuit of the Jackal. Each Scene make a point - then moves on.





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ScreenWriting Science is a new center for active screenwriters, film production companies, story-tellers, and students of the art and science of creative writing for movies and television. Here you can purchase detailed analysis of the Sequence-Scene structure and story events of contemporary and classic movies and screenplays.


Through an extensive analysis of films and screenplays from a broad spectrum of plot types and genres, ScreenWriting Science has identified the fundamental Scene-Sequence structure of successful feature films. It is this structure plus the story events and plot points that is captured in the Screenplay Sequence-Scene Structure Summaries. While the Sequence-Scene structure includes the standard Three-Act Structure organization, the Sequence-Scene Summaries capture the real way screenwriters organize the plot into manageable story units. These 8-23 page PDF documents will show you exactly how each screenplay uses the Scene and Sequence organization to present specific plot points to advance the story and create the script's emotional impact. You can use the Screenplay Summaries as Templates and Event Road Maps to guide and model your own writing, or simply enjoy reading to appreciate the construction of the story. So, choose movies that are similar to the one you are interested in using as a model in your own writing. You can also look at screenplays that cover your sub-plot, or utilize techniques such as flashbacks and foreshadowing. The Screenplay Summaries immediately present an easily understood detailed model of the event milestones, key plot point types, pacing, location changes, and the positioning of respite and exposition scenes of the story. The Scene and Sequence structure gives you the template to write the dialogue, action and location descriptions.

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