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The Third Act: Writing A Great Ending to Your Screenplay

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A film's ending is crucial. It is the last thing an audience sees, and often the last thing it remembers, before leaving the theater. Indeed, it is no stretch to suggest that, more than any other part of the film, the ending determines whether the audience likes a film or not.

By extension, the ending of a script is probably the last thing the reader will remember when they put it down An otherwise great script will likely be passed on if it does not end well.

The Third Act is the first screenwriting instructional book to focus entirely on that most important part of a script — the ending. Like the three-act paradigm for the entire screenplay, The Third Act offers a unique structure for the writer to follow when writing the last act of their script. No other screenwriting book offers this simple structural approach to endings in a three-act story. Additionally, The Third Act provides suggestions as to which type of ending writers should consider for their particular story.

The book features detailed examinations of the endings of many memorable films, including Rocky, Rain Man; Good Will Hunting, Saving Private Ryan, Casablanca, The Breakfast Club, Se7en, Lost in Translation, and Gladiator. A checklist is provided at the end of each chapter, giving the reader some suggestions to apply in their writing based on the structural element being explored in that chapter. A longer and more comprehensive list of suggestions appears in an appendix.

Synopsis:

A film's ending is crucial. It is the last thing an audience sees, and often the last thing it remembers, before leaving the theater. Indeed, it is no stretch to suggest that, more than any other part of the film, the ending determines whether the audience likes a film or not.

By extension, the ending of a script is probably the last thing the reader will remember when they put it down An otherwise great script will likely be passed on if it does not end well.

The Third Act  is the first screenwriting instructional book to focus entirely on that most important part of a script - the ending.   Like the three-act paradigm for the entire screenplay, The Third Act offers a unique structure for the writer to follow when writing the last act of their script. No other screenwriting book offers this simple structural approach to endings in a three-act story. Additionally, The Third Act provides suggestions as to which type of ending writers should consider for their particular story.

The book features detailed examinations of the endings of many memorable films, including Rocky, Rain Man; Good Will Hunting, Saving Private Ryan, Casablanca, The Breakfast Club, Se7en, Lost in Translation, and Gladiator. A checklist is provided at the end of each chapter, giving the reader some suggestions to apply in their writing based on the structural element being explored in that chapter. A longer and more comprehensive list of suggestions appears in an appendix.

Synopsis:

Examining the endings of many memorable films--from "Rocky" to "Lost in Translation"--this screenwriting instructional book offers a simple, structural approach to endings in a three-act story.

About the Author

Drew Yanno is Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Fine Arts Department at Boston College in the USA, where he teaches courses on screenwriting.

Table of Contents

Introduction
1. Three Act Structure
2. The First Act - Third Act Connection
3. The Structure of the Third Act
4. Set-up of the Final Battle
5. The Final Battle
6. The Outcome of the Final Battle
7. The Denouement
8. The Bridge
9. Endings
10. The Three H's: Hollywood, Happy, and Hopeful
11. Something Better
12. Some Endings that Didn't Work
13. Controversial Endings
14. Endings Outside of Three Act Structure
Conclusion
Appendix A: Thirty Questions
Appendix B: Additional Resources

Product Details

ISBN:
9780826418784
Author:
Yanno, Drew
Publisher:
Continuum
Subject:
Motion picture authorship
Subject:
Closure (Rhetoric)
Subject:
Film & Video - Screenwriting
Subject:
Film and Television-Screenwriting
Subject:
Film - Screenwriting
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20060931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
190
Dimensions:
8.5 x 5.5 x 0.403 in

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"Synopsis" by ,
A film's ending is crucial. It is the last thing an audience sees, and often the last thing it remembers, before leaving the theater. Indeed, it is no stretch to suggest that, more than any other part of the film, the ending determines whether the audience likes a film or not.

By extension, the ending of a script is probably the last thing the reader will remember when they put it down An otherwise great script will likely be passed on if it does not end well.

The Third Act  is the first screenwriting instructional book to focus entirely on that most important part of a script - the ending.   Like the three-act paradigm for the entire screenplay, The Third Act offers a unique structure for the writer to follow when writing the last act of their script. No other screenwriting book offers this simple structural approach to endings in a three-act story. Additionally, The Third Act provides suggestions as to which type of ending writers should consider for their particular story.

The book features detailed examinations of the endings of many memorable films, including Rocky, Rain Man; Good Will Hunting, Saving Private Ryan, Casablanca, The Breakfast Club, Se7en, Lost in Translation, and Gladiator. A checklist is provided at the end of each chapter, giving the reader some suggestions to apply in their writing based on the structural element being explored in that chapter. A longer and more comprehensive list of suggestions appears in an appendix.

"Synopsis" by , Examining the endings of many memorable films--from "Rocky" to "Lost in Translation"--this screenwriting instructional book offers a simple, structural approach to endings in a three-act story.
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