Conclusion

  • Terence Patrick Murphy
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Abstract

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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Notes

  1. 1.
    Syd Field, Screenplay: The Foundations of Screenwriting, 2003, p. 13.Google Scholar
  2. 4.
    See the short story, Jorge Luis Borges, “Pierre Menard: Author of the Quixote” in Collected Fictions, 1998, pp. 88–95.Google Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Terence Patrick Murphy
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  1. 1.Yonsei UniversityKorea

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