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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)
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.
Niagara set up the 'shock' scene where Rose sees the body perfectly, and reveals the identity in the next Sequence.
North by Northwest is a classic example of a pursuit-mystery and is based on a mistaken identity.
A 'Stalking' plot, except the stalker (Barbara Covett) creepily hides in plain sight and only the viewer knows what Barbara's intentions are towards Sheba through her narration.(hide)
Screenwriter Schulberg's flawless master piece is a wonderful way to understand screenplay structure. Read and emulate.
Ordinary People is about healing and hope, so the screenplay begins after the primary trauma - Buck's death and Conrad's attempted suicide.(hide)