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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 single/activeTime continuousEvent Cause causalityReality consistent
  • 3 types of plot Non-PlotPhilosophy existentialismEnding openConflict internalProtagonist multipleTime brokenEvent Cause coincidenceReality inconsistent
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  • 3 types of plot Anti-PlotPhilosophy absurdEnding eitherConflict eitherProtagonist eitherTime brokenEvent Cause coincidenceReality inconsistent
  • 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 about in the beginning?
  • 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?
  • 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?
  • 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?
  • Compications ensue
  • What obstacles confront the hero? ...in the end? What will he learn by 8 Mile?What will he be wrong about in the beginning?
  • What obstacles confront the hero? ...in Bridesmaids? What will he learn by the end?What will he be wrong about in the beginning?
  • What obstacles confront the hero? What will...inlearn by the end? he Madagascar?What will he be wrong about in the beginning?
  • What obstacles confront the hero? ...in the end? What will he learn byTwilight?What will he be wrong about in the beginning?
  • 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 Maturation/LoveWhat will he learn by the end?Horror ActionWhat will he be wrong about inPsycho/Crime/ the beginning? Sci-Fi/Fantasy mystery
  • Think of a movie...
  • Choose a movie and analyze the plot structure the story philosophy and the conflict.