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Old May 1 2011, 12:41 AM   #8
Admiral Buzzkill
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Re: Analyzing Movies' Three-Act Structures

A point that McKee makes, in passing, is that even experimental or avant-garde scripts acknowledge traditional story structure in how the choices are made to discard parts of it - it's something to "push against," so to speak.

Some writers may absorb story structure more intuitively than others from the many examples we're exposed to throughout our lives - but sooner or later, to get a story into the shape you want it to be you do have to do the work and at lest some of the analysis.
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