In Screenplay: The Foundations of Screenwriting, Syd Field suggests that all well-written screenplays exhibit a Three-Act structure. Each screenplay consists of a Set-Up, a Confrontation and a Resolution, with the movement from Set-Up to Confrontation and the movement from Confrontation to Resolution being marked by separate plot points. A plot point, according to Field, is defined as “any incident, episode or event that ‘hooks’ into the action and spins it around into another direction”.1
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