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Plot Based on Robert McKee’s Story
Traditional Structure
Movie Structure
Movie Structure
3 types of plot              ClassicalPhilosophy    life makes senseEnding        closedConflict       externalProtagonist ...
3 types of plot              Non-PlotPhilosophy    existentialismEnding        openConflict       internalProtagonist   mul...
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3 types of plot              Anti-PlotPhilosophy    absurdEnding        eitherConflict       eitherProtagonist   eitherTime...
successfulEVERY STORY IS A QUEST
successfulEVERY STORY IS A QUEST            a search for            something we                desire
EVERY STORYEVERY STORY    HAS A IS A QUEST MCGUFFIN
Let’s start with our Inciting incident  ...or the first     doorway
What makes the hero start   his/her journey?  ...in The Hunger Games?What will he learn by the end?What will he be wrong a...
What makes the hero start   his/her journey?What will he ...in Toythe end?             learn by Story?What will he be wron...
What makes the hero start   his/her journey?        ...in Finding Nemo?What will he learn by the end?What will he be wrong...
What makes the hero start   his/her journey?               ...in The end?What will he learn by the300?What will he be wron...
Compications ensue
What obstacles confront the          hero?                 ...in the end? What will he learn by 8 Mile?What will he be wro...
What obstacles confront the          hero?            ...in Bridesmaids? What will he learn by the end?What will he be wro...
What obstacles confront the          hero? What will...inlearn by the end?           he Madagascar?What will he be wrong a...
What obstacles confront the          hero?                ...in the end? What will he learn byTwilight?What will he be wro...
Confrontation  /Conflict
A story proves the writer’s       philosophy!                Slice of Life
Youshouldlive withcourageeven if itkills you.
Love willmake youa betterperson.
Dancingcan makeyou abetterperson
If youfollow yourpassion,everythingwill be allright.
GenresArt/Education      Social/War/PoliticalWhat does the hero know at the             start of the story?Comedy         ...
Think of a movie...
Choose a movie and analyze            the plot structure        the story philosophy             and the conflict.
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  1. 1. Plot Based on Robert McKee’s Story
  2. 2. Traditional Structure
  3. 3. Movie Structure
  4. 4. Movie Structure
  5. 5. 3 types of plot ClassicalPhilosophy life makes senseEnding closedConflict externalProtagonist single/activeTime continuousEvent Cause causalityReality consistent
  6. 6. 3 types of plot Non-PlotPhilosophy existentialismEnding openConflict internalProtagonist multipleTime brokenEvent Cause coincidenceReality inconsistent
  7. 7. http://3.bp.blogspot.com/ __lXIuEhKb0I/
  8. 8. 3 types of plot Anti-PlotPhilosophy absurdEnding eitherConflict eitherProtagonist eitherTime brokenEvent Cause coincidenceReality inconsistent
  9. 9. successfulEVERY STORY IS A QUEST
  10. 10. successfulEVERY STORY IS A QUEST a search for something we desire
  11. 11. EVERY STORYEVERY STORY HAS A IS A QUEST MCGUFFIN
  12. 12. Let’s start with our Inciting incident ...or the first doorway
  13. 13. What makes the hero start his/her journey? ...in The Hunger Games?What will he learn by the end?What will he be wrong about in the beginning?
  14. 14. What makes the hero start his/her journey?What will he ...in Toythe end? learn by Story?What will he be wrong about in the beginning?
  15. 15. What makes the hero start his/her journey? ...in Finding Nemo?What will he learn by the end?What will he be wrong about in the beginning?
  16. 16. What makes the hero start his/her journey? ...in The end?What will he learn by the300?What will he be wrong about in the beginning?
  17. 17. Compications ensue
  18. 18. What obstacles confront the hero? ...in the end? What will he learn by 8 Mile?What will he be wrong about in the beginning?
  19. 19. What obstacles confront the hero? ...in Bridesmaids? What will he learn by the end?What will he be wrong about in the beginning?
  20. 20. What obstacles confront the hero? What will...inlearn by the end? he Madagascar?What will he be wrong about in the beginning?
  21. 21. What obstacles confront the hero? ...in the end? What will he learn byTwilight?What will he be wrong about in the beginning?
  22. 22. Confrontation /Conflict
  23. 23. A story proves the writer’s philosophy! Slice of Life
  24. 24. Youshouldlive withcourageeven if itkills you.
  25. 25. Love willmake youa betterperson.
  26. 26. Dancingcan makeyou abetterperson
  27. 27. If youfollow yourpassion,everythingwill be allright.
  28. 28. GenresArt/Education Social/War/PoliticalWhat does the hero know at the start of the story?Comedy Maturation/LoveWhat will he learn by the end?Horror ActionWhat will he be wrong about inPsycho/Crime/ the beginning? Sci-Fi/Fantasy mystery
  29. 29. Think of a movie...
  30. 30. Choose a movie and analyze the plot structure the story philosophy and the conflict.
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