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Old April 30 2011, 06:17 PM   #4
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Re: Analyzing Movies' Three-Act Structures

First Act = 1st ~25% of film
It is the Introduction which sets up all of the important elements of the film, notably the problem to be solved, the protagonists and antagonists, themes, etc.

2nd Act = middle ~50% of film
It is where the Complications occur. The problem of the story takes twists and turns and gets harder.

3rd Act = last ~25% of film
Resolution. Wherein the problem of the story is directly and finally addressed and is overcome or fails to be overcome.

That's a simple overview.
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