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Old May 1 2011, 02:05 AM   #10
Sir Rhosis
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Re: Analyzing Movies' Three-Act Structures

Dennis makes a great point that I have personally observed in people who have never set pen to paper, or fingers to keyboard. After a lifetime of film/television exposure many people, not really able to put their finger on it, exactly, will "know" what should come next in a movie, will know if something feels out of place, will sense that this film didn't "feel right," even if the word "structure" is not part of their vocablulary. Even my late unlearned mother absorbed enough film to know that once boy lost girl, he would go to outlandish ends to get her back, or knew enough to know that it was a cheat to introduce a "deus ex machina," though she probably never encountered that term in her life.

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