- Screenplay Structure Summaries
Screenplay Structure Summaries
The prototype James Bond screenplay and a classic structure for a mystery investigation. The audience knows things before Bond as a way to create a sense of impending danger for him.(hide)
Thunderball is an ideal screenplay to follow a main character conducting an investigation.
A strong Sequence structure keeps the plot points of Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire on track.
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)
A safe straightforward screenplay of the exploration of an unknown threat.
Cellular is a relentless pursuit-chase--rescue script linked to a cell phone and kidnapping.
A love story and forbidden love complicated by religious faith and doctrine.
Two interwoven stories of coming-of-age and a forbidden love tragedy. Unique setting and cultural context.
Excellent story structure for a screenplay about the development of respect and friendship. The Prologue sets up the flash back narrative and book-ended tragic ending.(hide)
A, 'What if' scenario around a single girl in the fashion industry in Manhattan suddenly becoming responsible for her deceased sister's three young children - and finding selflessness and love as a result.(hide)
A plot rich in characters who help or attack Bond. Note the delay in explaining what Goldeneye will be used for.
Niagara set up the 'shock' scene where Rose sees the body perfectly, and reveals the identity in the next Sequence.
The Prisoner of Azkaban keeps danger closer to Harry in the form of the Dementors and the threat from Sirius Black.