- Screenplay Structure Summaries
Screenplay Structure Summaries
A unique character is placed into a fish-out-of-water scenario - and prevails.
This is a classic script to emulate for a, 'What if.....' premise. In this story, a boy wishes that his lawyer father would become unable to lie. We find out what happens.(hide)
Perfect Road Movie: Unique characters, common goal, complications and an underlying morality theme. Everybody has an underlying character flaw and attribute.(hide)
An excellent model of flashback structure. The screenplay uses flashback sequences to explain how Tom comes to reject his privileged status at a British borstal - to his detriment.(hide)
This is a classic structure of a three-character love-triangle drama taking place in a very restricted set of locations (originally a play by John Osbourne).(hide)
Sequence Scene Structure of The Maltese Falcon according to the 19-Sequence Model of screenplay structure.
A 'romantic comedy/drama' Sequence composition tells of a man who helps his adopted child gain a sense of safety - the first step in the boy's recovery from abuse. Excellent foreshadowing and character development.(hide)
The Matrix interweaves multiple story lines and themes of rescue, love, faith and loyalty. The script is also one of the best examples of how to present exposition (the rules of the Real World, the Matrix and Agents).(hide)
This screenplay is a prime example of how to use Foreshadowing.
A mystery drives a powerful Pursuit-Escape plot set in an unusual world.
Mission Impossible has a well-structured plot and Sequence organization.
Moby Dick is the classic structure for an Obsessive Pursuit story.
A straightforward plot structure that is ideal to emulate for a coming of age screenplay. The mystery surrounding the reclusive Ricky Linderman adds depth.(hide)
A relentless Quest story that progresses at a breathless pace from clue-to-clue and location-to-location.
A well constructed Chase-Solve the Mystery structure with a computer disk McGuffan.