- Screenplay Structure Summaries
Screenplay Structure Summaries
Journal of Screenwriting, Volume 3, Issue 2, pages 215-232 (2012): 'Development of a fundamental '19-Sequence Model- of screenplay and narrative film structure'.(hide)
Excellent Mission - Quest Structure set in 'Real-Time', with terrifying consequences for failure. The two British Privates, Tom and Will, face credible obstacles and unforeseen challenges. The startling death in Sequence 6 sets up the emotional resolution of the mission in Sequence 19. Sequence 9 establishes the distinct possibility that the mission will fail - with dire consequences. The story is a metaphor of War.(hide)
A well crafted courtroom drama where success hinges of Kaffee's recognition of a subtle clue.
The Screenplay Summary shows how the Sequence structure escalates tension throughout this well-constructed screenplay of lies, deception and murder.(hide)
A straightforward plot about learning the importance of human connection and that coming-of-age can happen to adults. Interesting double narration.(hide)
A straightforward and beautiful love story set in an environmental escape and mission plot.
This remarkable film is an ideal model of the Sequence structure for a maniacal, futile journey.
Alien is a classic example of a pursuit story: Jaws, Predator and Jurassic Park.
A natural extension of Alien: Sequence Scene Structure of Aliens according to the 19-Sequence Model.
This is an excellent 'trapped-rescue-escape' template that directly links the efforts of the trapped with the efforts of the rescuers. Distinct sequence structure.(hide)
A circle-of-life and coming-of-age sequence structure filled with all of life's experiences. Appropriate for audiences at all stages of life. Plot points are the events associated with life's turning points.(hide)
A superbly constructed mystery, with every danger in plain sight. Clues are presented and developed at a perfect pace. Excellent forshadowing.(hide)
Billy Elliot is a lesson in how to superimpose a primary conflict (Billy's determination to participate in ballet against his family's and society's prejudice) in the context of a broader conflict (miner's strike in Margaret Thatcher's Britain).(hide)
Screenplay Sequence Scene Structure of Blackboard Jungle according to the 19-Sequence Model.