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Example act breakdowns

Examples of well known stories broken down into the screenplay three-act structure.

Star Wars in acts

How the screenplay of Star Wars divides the story into the three-act structure.



Hamlet in acts

Showing Shakepeare's Hamlet broken into acts to see the underlying structure.



Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone in acts

The first of the Harry Potter films broken into acts to show the structure.



Terminator in acts

The classic science-fiction thriller The Terminator broken into acts to show the structure.




"Movies touch our hearts, and awaken our vision, and change the way we see things. They take us to other places. They open doors and minds. Movies are the memories of our lifetime. We need to keep them alive."

Martin Scorsese