Tag Archives: Andrew Stanton

Three Act Structure: Short-Tension VS Global Tension

Two unrelated parts of my report on three-act structure involved Andrew Stanton, the Writer/ Director of Wall-E, a massive hit, Finding Nemo, another critically acclaimed hit, and John Carter, a legendary flop. Three act structure is simply the way many … Continue reading

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Y: The Last Man Should Be A Film Series

It’s been reported that New Line cinemas is looking for a director for the long-gestating adaptation of the comic book series Y The Last Man. While some bemoan the prominence of franchises and sequels, I’m hoping they’re developing the project as … Continue reading

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Three Act Structure 2.3: Belly of the Beast

In Three Uses of the Knife, David Mamet identifies the second act of a film or play with Joseph Campbell’s “Belly of the Beast.” (38) In Jonah’s case, it was literal. As Mamet explains, if Act One is the dream, … Continue reading

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