- Screenplay Structure Summaries
Screenplay Structure Summaries
Breaking Away has an ideal structure for a 'coming-of-age' screenplay.
This screenplay uses short vignette Sequences to subtly advance the story.
The Act III courtroom confrontation is preceded by two acts that demonstrate why Lieut. Maryk led the mutiny.
Casablanca demonstrates how to create drama through key Sequences that establish the conflicting needs for each character and shows how they are unified through Rick.(hide)
Cast Away demonstrates a screenplay construction through a series of distinct Sequences delineated by changes in location and purpose in the story narrative.(hide)
Cellular is a relentless pursuit-chase--rescue script linked to a cell phone and kidnapping.
Chain Reaction has the classic Sequence structure of a Chased and Solve a Mystery format.
Robert Towne's beautifully balanced plot matched with strategic foreshadowing of clues.
A truly thrilling screenplay to visualize Sequence and Scene structure. Remarkable flashback organization.
Collateral is a well constructed and paced kidnapping-Escape-Rescue thriller.
If you are writing an Adventure-Quest script, Congo has all the ingredients.
A well-structured Flashback-Present framework of a murder investigation and love story.
The Conversation is an ideal example of an action film magnified in impact by the deep character development of the main character, Harry Caul.(hide)
The Screenplay Summary sets out this classic storyline: Small-town girl (Violet) goes to the big city (Manhattan) and overcome internal conflicts (stage-fright and father's estrangement) to find love, success and fame (as a singer-song writer).(hide)
Crash features several inter-related and independent stories that collide in this Well-structures screenplay that highlights racism.
Excellent Rescue-Escape screenplay template. A scientist cannot persuade a town's inhabitants there is a real danger and they should leave. When the volcano erupts, the scientist must rescue the woman he loves and her children.(hide)
A tense superbly constructed screenplay with each Scene targeting a specific plot point.
Dead Poets Society is a great model for multiple story lines and the development of friendships.
Charles chooses a femme fatale with whom to have an affair. Ideal set-up of the double cross. Sequences create empathy for Charles (despite infidelity and loss of his daughters transplant money) through blackmail and becoming a murder suspect.(hide)