Save the Cat! 8.8分
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1. Opening Image (1)

First impression of the tone, mood, type and scope, snapshot of the status quo

2. Theme Stated (5)

Conversational/offhand remark that has far-reaching and meaningful impact, i.e. thematic premise

3. Set-up (1-10)

All characters in A story introduced or hinted, plants, thesis, status quo

4. Catalyst (12)

Inciting incident, the very moment

5. Debate (12-25)

The last chance for the hero to doubt.

The debate session must ask a question of some kind to be answered in the story

6. Break into Two (25)

Into the new world (antithesis)

The hero must make the decision himself.

7. B Story (30)

It also carries the theme, usually in line with the A story, but new in scope.

8. Fun and Games (30-55)

The promise of the premise, the first try (positive)

9. Midpoint (55)

False peak/down, when the stakes are raised

10. Bad Guys Close In (55-75)

The forces against the hero tightens and there is no where to find help.

11. All is Lost (75)

The opposite of the mid-point, a false defeat, a big one, with the whiff of death

12. Dark Night of the Soul (75-85)

The darkness before the dawn

13. Break into Three (85)

Solution emerges, thesis+antithesis->synthesis, A and B stories merge into the solution.

14. Finale (85-110)

Lessons learned, problem solved completely, new world order in an emotionally satisfying way

15. Final Image (110)

The opposite of the opening image, the proof that it changes

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