Assignment 4: Scene Analysis

Assignment_4: Scene Analysis
Due: Wednesday, October 7, 2009
Copies: One—for you

Analyze a key scene from your screenplay using the five-step process described by McKee beginning on page 257 in Story.

Step 1. Define the Conflict.
Step 2. Note the Opening Value.
Step 3. Break the Scene into Beats.  (exchange of action/reaction)
Step 4. Note the Closing Value and Compare with Opening Value.
Step 5. Survey Beats and Locate Turning Point.

As a guide, refer to McKee’s sample scene analysis from Casablanca, pages 260-271.

Please organize your analysis according to the five steps, listing each step number and heading. Papers should include your name, the name of the assignment, the due date, page numbers, and the title of your project.  Please type or word-process your papers, use a 12-point font, and staple pages.

See you Wednesday at 6pm in SEM 2 A1107.

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