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)
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)