Exercise 4: Act 2

Part A: Identify the Act 2 in your three favorite films.
  • What is the want/goal of the main character(s) at the start of Act 2?
  • What (if any) is the point of no return or turning point (when the character learns something and changes their path)?
  • What (if any) is the low point?
  • What did the character learn by the end of the second act?
Part B: Now develop the information you want to present in Act 2 of your own film.
  • What is the want/goal of your main character(s) at the start of Act 2?
  • Why does your character reach a low point, if any?
  • Describe the point of no return or turning point (where your character learns something new and realizes their needs.)
  • Try fitting this into the Act 2 steps of the story spine (fill each step out with 3-4 sentences.)
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