3 Act Structure (Plot)
Each act does a different job. Act one is the setup,
Act Two gives us confrontation and Act Three
"The first act proved there was indeed a shark
What is an action film?
Movie featuring mainly action: a movie in which the plot moves quickly from one dramatic event to another
and which typically involves good characters combating evil ones. Character development and love
In that all films have conflict, what places a specific film in the genre category?
[ Webster - Prose having to do with conflict of character; Series of event having vivid, emotional,
conflicting interest or results
[ Films that
Sleepers, Parodies, and the Criteria for a Successful Film
Sleeper films may be defined as those low-budget films that are not expected to do well at the box office, but instead has great
success. Examples of sleeper films include:
Sci Fi Star Wars
A. Horror films frighten us and invoke our worst fears.
2. The Unknown
4. Loss of identity
6. The Dark
7. The Devil
B. Centers on the dark side of life such as: The Forbi
Film History, Communication, and Terms
a. Leonardo da Vinci One of the first artists that used a series of images (instead of just a single drawing) to communicate a more complex idea. Using
several images, basic steps could be fo
Science Fiction Films
The Term Science Fiction:
The realm of science fiction is the realm of the imagination. Without imagination there would be no fiction, hence no Sci-Fi.
Criteria for a successful Science Fiction Film:
Man vs. Some sort of technology.
5 out of 5 points
Toward the end of the film, Allie has a heart attack.
5 out of 5 points
When talking about a romance film the subject of love must always be sexual in nature.
Keeps order on the set and makes sure the production moves according to schedule.
A completion bond.
Can give a screenwriter's words exciting new depth and dimensions.
When an actor takes on a physi