The Thirty-Six Dramatic Situations is a descriptive list which was created by Georges Polti to categorize every dramatic situation that might occur in a story or performance.
“Yes, most movies can be broken up into 8 discrete 12-15-minute sequences, each of which has a beginning, middle and end.”
Added bonus: Avatar, The Untouchables, and A Beautiful Mind sequence breakdowns. Bear in mind Avatar is a much longer movie so has more sequences.
“The Expanded Scene Breakdown is a 20 to 40+ page point by point, step by step, scene by scene outline of the entire screenplay in prose form using dialogue, character development, action, etc.”
“More and more, agents and producers are asking writers for a one-sheet after hearing an intriguing pitch.”
What are the chances of me receiving news that the full Avatar script is available just a few hours after posting the scriptment? The scriptment’s been available for years, but I chose today of all days to post it. Weird.
Download the Avatar script directly from Fox.
With Avatar breaking box-office records all over the place, here’s the original scriptment from 1995. The Avatar movie script isn’t available as of right now.
Here’s a summary of the scriptment.
Interview with David Johnson on “Orphan”
Sooner or later, all this stuff is going to seem antiquated. The script is the only thing that isn’t going to deteriorate over time.
Andrew Stanton - screenwriter of A Bug’s Life