- Screenplay Structure Summaries
Screenplay Structure Summaries
The Second Harry Potter movie uses excellent foreshadowing and flash-back Sequences.
A strong Sequence structure keeps the plot points of Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire on track.
The Prisoner of Azkaban keeps danger closer to Harry in the form of the Dementors and the threat from Sirius Black.
The Screenplay Summary shows how the storyline is mostly set-up of Harry's amazing world and challenges. The script is full of fascinating exposition. Note how the rescue of the Sorcerer's Stone (classic McGuffan) isn't initiated until the end of Act II.(hide)
Two interwoven stories of coming-of-age and a forbidden love tragedy. Unique setting and cultural context.
A classic Romantic Comedy Sequence structure.
Probably one of the best Pursuit-Escape screenplays to emulate, especially if you have multiple groups to keep track of (i.e. people on submarines, ships, aircraft carriers and in government agencies).(hide)
The Sequence structure tells the story of James' brave and reckless journey through a series of bomb disposal incidents, attacks and deaths in Iraq.(hide)
A well developed storyline focusing on an investigation of a murder and thwarting a plot to take over the world. I, Robot has similarities to Michael Crichton's story lines of humans being threatened by our own technologies.(hide)
The Structure Summary clearly shows the construction of the multiple dream layers.
Juno makes an ideal starting point for the structure of most coming-of-age story narratives. Includes a free PDF download of an undated screenplay.
A classic chase script with two groups of victims in separate locations.
A love story and forbidden love complicated by religious faith and doctrine.
Like the Maltese Falcon, Hammer must follow a series of clues to different people to pice together the puzzle and find the prize.
A well thought out plot with well positioned sub-plots. The diffuse Scene topics are clearly groups by the Sequence structure. The published screenplay is also available.(hide)
This is ideal model to model structure of an emotional drama. Ted is thrust immediately into his dilema and demands on him constantly escalate. He must gather new resources for each challenge until the final Act III confrontation with Joanne.(hide)