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When I say that ‘all Hollywood films are the same’ - I’m not exaggerating in the slightest - ALL Hollywood movies ARE the same. Virtually every single film Hollywood releases follows the exact same formula - and they follow it to a T! And it’s a lot more than just a 3-Act Structure too. Hollywood knows what it wants, and it wants this.

So, let’s look at some of the best movies ever made - and look at just how closely they follow the formula. You’ll be surprised at just how cookie-cutter some of your favorite films are.

Analyzing the Story-Structures of Famous Screenplays: Breaking Down the Structures of Famous Movies

Surprising, isn’t it?!

Just look at all those vastly disparate films - and yet they all have the exact same structure! And, not just generally so. Some elements are in exactly the same place in each screenplay

They all have the first turning point within a few minutes of each other - at the end of first-acts - that are all nearly-identical in length.

Their second and third acts are all roughly the same lengths too. Along with everything else.

So, are you starting to see what I mean about every Hollywood movie being the same?…

If you don’t know the exact story-structure/format that Hollywood wants, your script could be brilliant, but it’ll still never see the light of day. If you don’t learn what I’m trying to teach you, you’ll fail as a screenwriter before you even start writing! That’s how important story-structure is!

If you look around the web, you’ll notice that I’m pretty much the only one who’s offering this valuable information, in this much depth, to you - for free!

That’s because this information is extremely valuable, so why would they ever give it away for free?

Well, I will!...

How To Write a Screenplay: BACK FORWARD

Other Movies Analyzed:

Breaking Away - Film Story-Structure and Screenwriting Analysis The Game - Film Story-Structure and Screenwriting Analysis Terminator 2 - Film Story-Structure and Screenwriting Analysis - T2 - Terminator II

Click on any of the film posters below to see a detailed analysis of that movie’s screenplay or story-structure.

Every film you watch, you’ll need to get in the habit of analyzing the story-structure. Seeing what the writer is up to. You’ll need to know when and where the first turning-point is. Same with the second. Etc…

Once you’re done reading this site, you should be able to predict the ending of any movie you watch after only 20 minutes! And, not just ‘the good guys win’ kind of prediction, but you’ll be able to predict extremely-detailed story-elements. You’ll appear psychic!

NOTE: This site is brand-new and, as such, only a few of the links below will work as of right now. Please be patient and we’ll add the rest of the film-analyses as we complete them! Thanks.



PLEASE NOTE: This site is brand-new, and as such, many of the screenplay analysis links on this page won’t work yet. Please be patient and we’ll get everything uploaded as soon as we can!


Also, the site is unpolished yet, it’s just a first-draft after all. So, please excuse any grammatical errors or spelling mistakes!