A movie, I think, is really only four or five moments between two people; the rest of it exists to give those moments their impact and resonance. The script exists for that. Everything does.
Pretty cool website find – Five Point Plot Breakdowns. They take your favorite movies, then break ’em into… you guessed it – five major plot points. This is a great resource for you to stack your own work against and see if it’s got those five moments that our friend Mr. Towne is talking about.
Click here to check it out.