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Old April 30 2011, 03:19 PM   #1
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Analyzing Movies' Three-Act Structures

I'm aware that many movies are written with a three-act structure, but I've never been good at analyzing a film to determine where the acts begin and end. Are there any good online or printed resources wherein a bunch of movies (or their scripts) are analyzed from a three-act perspective?

I hear people here and various professional movie critics talk about something being a certain way in a certain act, and it frustrates me that I'm not always clear about which part of the film is being discussed, aside from the very basic -- the first few minutes are obviously part of the first act, the last few minutes are obviously part of the third act, etc.

Thanks in advance!
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