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)
Kurasawa's early classic of escape-pursuit and camraderie honor and sacrifice which helped inspire the Star Wars series.
The Hill is a taught character play of a man pitted against an unjust brutal system determined to break and destroy him.
A straightforward and beautiful love story set in an environmental escape and mission plot.
A remarkable screenplay where Sequences are delineated by changes in room location and historical time period.
The Act III courtroom confrontation is preceded by two acts that demonstrate why Lieut. Maryk led the mutiny.
With an creative plan and no one ouside to help, the survivors of a plane crash rescue themselves.
The Bank Job is based on real events and models a complex storyline with multiple characters. Note how each Scene sets-up or foreshadows a specific plot point.(hide)
Probably one of the best Pursuit-Escape screenplays to emulate, especially if you have multiple groups to keep track of (i.e. people on submarines, ships, aircraft carriers and in government agencies).(hide)
The Sequence structure tells the story of James' brave and reckless journey through a series of bomb disposal incidents, attacks and deaths in Iraq.(hide)
A classic 'Chased' structure combined with a Love Story.
Sequence Scene Structure of The Maltese Falcon according to the 19-Sequence Model of screenplay structure.
Like the two predicessors, The Bourne Ultimatum follows Bourne as he moves from clue to clue as he searches for his identity. There are key similarities to Mission Impossible, Minority Report, Chain Reaction and Three Days of the Condor.(hide)
Socially ostracized Finbar moves to a rural train station. There he meets insistent friend Joe and saddened Olivia. A perfect model screenplay of beautiful relationships.(hide)
A well constructed Chase-Solve the Mystery structure with a computer disk McGuffan.
This screenplay is a lesson on how to make an entire movie be foreshadowing for the final one minute of the film. One of the best endings ever written.(hide)
A tense superbly constructed screenplay with each Scene targeting a specific plot point.
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)