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* Story Design: Creating Popular Movies
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Story Design: Creating Popular Movies
Each month this ezine will contain excerpts from the
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The Fundamental Question
Hollywood has produced thousands of feature films,
but only a few have received megahit status and
generated more than $250 million in North American
box office receipts. What is it about these films that
made them so successful?
Story Design for Creating Popular Hollywood
This book is designed to show a screenwriter how to
create an original script that has the potential of
becoming a popular Hollywood movie. Screenwriters
reading this book should want to create commercially
We start our story development process with a
discussion of what it means to be a Popular
Hollywood Movie. Popularity is defined by different
measures: U.S. Domestic Box-Office Grosses,
Worldwide Box-Office Grosses, Academy Awards, and
WGA Screenwriting Awards. Every film critic also has
his own choice for The Best Movie of the Year, as do
the filmmakers who attend the Sundance Film Festival
and the IFP Independent Spirit Awards.
A writer should be certain about which type of
popularity he wants to achieve. From the start of the
screenwriting process, the writer should understand
that he is writing for a specific audience. This is
made clear when we discuss genres and the standard
categories of scripts as classified by Hollywood
producers and agents. Genres segment the audience
into groups of people who enjoy different types of
stories. The total potential audience is partitioned
into market segments.
Some of the questions that a screenwriter should
Why do I want to write a screenplay?
Do I want to create a financially successful
or a critically acclaimed screenplay?
Who is my intended audience?
The first thing that a writer should create is the
concept of the story. Will it be a high concept story?
Next, he should create a logline for the movie: a
single sentence description of the main character and
the goal that the character is trying to achieve.
Most popular movies are designed around three main
characters: the protagonist, the love interest, and
the antagonist, as well as a unique object that they
are trying to possess. Since only one character can
eventually obtain the unique object, this structure
guarantees conflict throughout the story. The climax
scene is a life-and-death struggle between the
protagonist and the antagonist for the unique object.
A writer should try to imagine the movie poster that
will be used to market the film to a global audience.
Study the poster designs of the current popular
movies. Within these images are the core elements of
the story: protagonist, antagonist, love interest, and
an image which defines the genre of the movie. A
movie that hopes to become popular will need to
have such a poster.
Given these core elements, we then go on to discuss
the psychology of the audience. The writer must
understand the importance of creating empathy in
the audience for the protagonist and love interest,
while simultaneously generating enmity (fear and
hatred) for the antagonist. This is essential for
creating mass-market popular Hollywood movies. The
classic Hollywood Three-Act Structure is used to this
effect. We explicate this structure in terms of the
plotting of the story that will create an emotionally
satisfying experience for the audience. The key to
creating popular and commercially successful
Hollywood movies is to learn how to elicit specific
emotional reactions from the audience.
The writer should create an empathy scene for the
protagonist and love interest and an enmity scene for
the antagonist. The writer should also cast the three
primary characters (protagonist, antagonist, and love
interest) with currently popular Hollywood actors.
This will make the characters easier to write and also
will eventually help in marketing the finished
screenplay to Hollywood producers.
We next focus on creating three-dimensional
characters by analyzing character personality types,
motivation, personal objectives, emotional decisions,
character relationships, ethical values and codes of
behavior, character arcs and transformations, and
supporting characters. The screenwriter should write
a description for the protagonist supporter, who
should be humorous and likeable and the antagonist
supporter, who should be vicious and hateful. They
should also describe the motivation, personal
objective, and transformation for each of the five
primary characters of their story: protagonist,
antagonist, love interest, protagonist supporter, and
Hollywood recognizes the importance of supporting
roles by giving Academy Awards each year to the
Best Supporting Actor and Actress.
Now that we have created the basic elements of our
story, a unique object that is desired by the
protagonist and antagonist and the key supporting
characters, we will then show how to make the story
unpredictable. This is done by creating subgoals to
the protagonist's primary objective which conclude as
plot twists. Plot twists result when the expected
consequence of completing a subgoal does not
happen once that subgoal is achieved. An example of
this can be found in the Wizard of Oz. Dorothy
believes that the Wizard will get her back home (her
primary objective). Her first major subgoal is to get to
the Emerald City to see the Wizard. She overcomes
many obstacles to achieve this subgoal. When she
meets the Wizard, he does not help her go home,
but instead assigns her the task of getting him the
broomstick of the Wicked Witch of the West. This is
a plot twist. Examples of many other plot twists from
popular Hollywood movies will be discussed in this
book. Creating expectations in the audience with the
intention of having these expectations not fulfilled is
the key to creating surprise and unpredictability.
Essential to creating excitement is conflict that
produces jeopardy for the protagonist and his
supporters. These conflicts are generated by the
obstacles and problems that the protagonist must
solve in order to achieve the subgoals and primary
objective. Jeopardy producing obstacles can be the
result of self-conflicts, enemies, relatives, friends,
lovers, physical objects, the natural world, and the
supernatural world. We review many examples of
each type of obstacle found in popular movies. The
writer will also come to understand that in each
scene of the script, there should be an obstacle or
problem that the characters in the story must
overcome. This ensures that there will be conflict and
excitement in each scene.
We next discuss the difference between a plot and a
story, events and actions, the inciting event,
subplots, and different ways that a writer can
organize a plot. At this stage, the writer will be
prepared to design a Prelude, Act 1, Act 2, Act 3,
and Resolution structure for their story. They should
be able to write a plot outline that contains forty
(40) major obstacles; one for each scene.
A story is different from a plot. While a plot is a
series of events that constitute the movie, the story
is the series of actions and decisions the protagonist
makes in the movie. Story is the sphere in which
human values, virtues, vices, and community ideals
interact and come into the foreground of the movie.
The screenwriter must choose virtues for their
protagonist and vices for their antagonist. They
should write scenes showing the protagonist
exhibiting this virtue when confronting an obstacle
and a scene showing the antagonist displaying a vice
when dealing with a different obstacle or problem. An
example of this is the way that Bruce Wayne and
Jack Napier court Vickie Vale in Batman, or the
way that Indiana Jones and the sadistic Nazi
negotiate with Marion for the headpiece of the staff
of Ra in Raiders of the Lost Ark.
We next discuss the design of scenes, concentrating
on scene actions, point-of-attack, crisis,
confrontation, climax, resolution, exposition scenes,
transition scenes, opening scenes, protagonist
introduction, antagonist introduction, climax scenes,
and resolution scenes. The writer should create a 3x5
index card (40 cards) for each scene that includes
the major obstacle (or problem), crisis, confrontation,
climax, and the emotional reactions of the characters
in the scene. These elements constitute the essential
moments or beats of the scene. From these index
cards the writer should create a detailed plot outline.
A full length screenplay can have between 40 and 60
scenes, each between 3 to 2 minutes in length. We
then discuss connecting scenes together into
sequences. Each sequence should be designed to
have a specific emotional effect on the audience. We
will also analyze ways of entertaining the audience
and conveying information during exposition scenes.
We will discuss how "Chase" sequences and "Ticking
Clocks" sequences can generate suspense. These
types of sequences are especially important in the
third act of the story because they are used to drive
the audience into an emotional frenzy before the final
Since the key to creating a popular Hollywood movie
is to create an emotionally satisfying experience for
the audience, it is critical for a writer to understand
how to create situations that will elicit specific
emotions in the audience. We discuss the relationship
of emotion to story design, the Cognitive Theory of
Emotions, techniques to heighten the intensity of
emotional reactions, and ways to elicit specific
emotional reactions to events, actions, and objects.
Emotions also form the subtext underlying powerful
To entertain the audience is to make them laugh
while vicariously experiencing situations of jeopardy.
Eliciting emotions in the audience is very important
when creating humorous scenes. We discuss the
techniques used in creating humorous dialogue,
humorous situations, and humorous characters.
Ultimately, the writer must be clear on the theme of
the story. What is the movie really about? What does
it have to say about the human condition? What will
the members of the audience learn about life and
human relationships? Does the story have universal
appeal? Does the narration rely on mythic structures?
How does the theme of this movie compare with the
themes found in many of the megahit movies?
We next present the Standard Screenplay Format
that Hollywood agents, producers, and Studio
Executives expect to see in a script. Not having your
script correctly formatted is the fastest way for it to
get rejected by readers. The formatting rules are
simple, but extremely critical, if the writer wants to
be considered a professional screenwriter.
Next we discuss Strategies for Selling a
Screenplay.Topics include: the Screenwriting
Business; Hollywood Studio Development Deals;
Referrals from Family & Friends; Greenlighters-
Players-Champions; Casting Bankable Actors;
Packaging Bankable Directors; High Concepts &
Loglines; Creating Extraordinary Worlds; Pitching
Stories & PitchFests; Query Letters, Synopsis, and
Treatments; Agents, Managers, & Lawyers; Legal
Issues for Screenwriters; Screenwriting Contests;
Screenwriting Consultants; Screenwriting
Conferences; Write the Novel Version of the Script.
The new world of digital moviemaking offers
alternative options to screenwriters. We explore this
by discussing Independent Digital Video Movie
Production; Internet Digital Broadband Distribution;
and DVD Movie Production & Distribution.
The screenwriter should be able to write a query
letter. Then prepare a five minute verbal pitch of the
story, based on the content of the query letter. They
should be able to write a one page synopsis of their
story based on the plot outline. The writer can
expand their detailed plot outline into a screenplay
format outline before they start writing the first
draft screenplay of their story.
Information about The Megahit Movies Hollywood
Story Design Workshops is included at the end of
the book. These workshops will be valuable to
screenwriters who would like help further developing
their original stories into commercial scripts. The
Megahit Movies book is designed for
screenwriters, directors, and producers who want to
create commercially successful movies. We hope the
reader finds this book to be a useful tool in achieving
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Megahit Movies, those films which have
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It presents principles of story construction
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providing an analysis of cinematic techniques. It also
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dramatic structure, the human emotions, and the
construction of humorous characters and situations
are explained, with examples drawn from some of the
most popular motion pictures Hollywood has ever
The Foreword to the book is written by
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International Creative Management (ICM) in
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Analysis of recent mega-blockbuster movies such
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Synopsis: Super thief Max Cruz must rescue a kidnapped CIA
operative who is held by a Mexican crime Lord in an impenetrable
fortress. Carlos Gallardo plays Max Cruz, the character he created in EL
MARIACHI and DESPARADO in this action-packed thriller directed by
Award winner Roger Christian (BATTLEFIELD EARTH).
Cast: Carlos Gallardo, Angie Everhart, Kim Coates, Matt Craven.
Synopsis: The son of a mafia hit man must confront his father's violent
legacy before his checkered past catches up to him permanently.
Cast: Joe Mantegna, Henry Cavill, Sergio Castilito, Emanuelle Seigner,
Shot in New York and Venice, Italy. European certified production. In
Synopsis: A lawman from another Galaxy must stop an
invading force from building a gateway between the two worlds.
Cast: To be announced at AFM.
Synopsis: A New York executive tries to break a pact with the
devil who has been controlling him with a mystical, evil cane.
Cast: Eddie Furlong (In negotiation).
HUNT FOR THE DEVIL
Synopsis: A New York City detective tracks Europes bloodiest serial
his fiance becomes the latest victim.
LAMBS OF GOD
Synopsis: Carla, Margarita and Iphigenia are three nuns living in a
crumbling monastery on a remote island, forgotten by time, the world and
the Church. Their liturgical calendar is governed by changing of the
seasons, and by the rising and setting sun. Their days are spent
performing a ritual of prayer and storytelling, as they knit the wool of
the sheep that inhabit the monastery grounds and into whose bodies they
believe their deceased sisters souls to have entered.
Then one day, seemingly out of nowhere, a priest appears. Hoping to
rise in the Church hierarchy, he has presented plans to his bishop to
convert what he believes is an uninhabited and valuable piece of Church
property into a resort for the wealthy-and he has come to survey the
land. Father Ignatius is as surprised to see the nuns as they are to
see a flesh and blood man, and what follows is the strange, moving, and
often hilarious story of their struggle-a struggle of wills, but also
Lambs of God is a beautifully written, haunting story of colliding
traditions, conflicting beliefs and magical transformations. It weaves
together Christian belief, classical mythology, fairy tales, Celtic
lore, and mysteries of the natural world into one of the most memorable
and gripping contemporary novels. Lambs of God is a wildly original
investigation into the nature and complexities of faith.
Cast: Winona Ryder, Judy Davis & Martin Henderson
Genre: Period Political Thriller
Synopsis: Dr. Roderigo Lopez, an exiled Portuguese Jew, is appointed to
the highly prestigious position
of personal physician to Queen Elizabeth I, seemingly by sheer chance
only to be implicated in a conspiracy to poison the Queen.
Devastated by the Queen's seeming reluctance to intercede on his behalf,
but fully aware of her conflicting loyalties,
Lopez can do little more than helplessly watch as political machinations
push him inexorably toward the gallows.
Director: Michael Radford.
Cast: Dustin Hoffman.
THE FURTHER ADVENTURES OF PINOCCHIO
Synopsis: The adventures continue in this third installment of the
franchise which stars Martin Landau and
Genre: Action Thiller
Synopsis: Ivory Coast- Africa -- five young
parachutists go on a competition jump over IVORY COAST, but as a result
a "dare devil" escapade end up in northeastern part of the country
where their plane is shot down by REBEL FORCES. The young men are
and accused of spying for the C.I.A., then brutally tortured. GUERILLA
FORCES wage a surprise attack on the camp where the young men are held,
but instead of being rescued they become prisoners of the guerillas and
are forced to take part in their MISSION -- the destruction of the
CABINDA OIL FIELDS. It is this complex, which the life blood of the
communists, for without it there would be no money to pay for the rebel
defense force, no money for the French supplied arms -- and NO WAR!
Starring: Steven Dorff
COMPLETED (SELECTED TITLES):
Jack London's THE CALL OF THE WILD
Synopsis: As BUCK grows from a
prized and pampered house pet, he is forced to kill or be killed at the
head of a sled team. Through his eyes, we see that the the fierce
conditions of the Klondike Gold Rush come not only from the brutal
Alaska's winter, but from the evil and stupidity of men. When a good
man, JOHN THORNTON (played by Rutger Hauer) saves BUCK's life, BUCK
returns the favor by ripping out the throats of Indians who kill
a climatic showdown. Finally free to heed THE CALL OF THE WILD, BUCK
returns to run with his wild wolf brothers.
Cast: Rutger Hauer. Narrated by Richard Dreyfuss. Director: Peter
CHARADES (aka FELONS)
Synopsis: What starts as a nice afternoon barbecue with good friends
quickly turns ugly as one man begins a sadistic
game of violence and blackmail, eventually revealing a dark secret- that
the host and hostess are murderers.
Cast: Erika Eleniak, C. Thomas Howell, Jack Scalia, James Russo.
Director: Stephen Eckelberry.
THE CLOWN AT MIDNIGHT
Genre: Horror/ Thriller
Synopsis: A teenaged girl confronts the
psychotic killer who murdered her mother years ago.
Cast: Christopher Plummer, Margot Kidder. Director: Jean Pellerin.
Genre: Horror/ Thriller
Synopsis: A group teens on the run from the police seek
refuge in the remote Hull House where a beautiful demon seeks to
transform her guests into her bloodthirsty minions.
Director: Jimmy Kaufman (POLTERGEIST- THE LEGACY).
Genre: Action/ Thriller
Synopsis: EL TRONADOR is a cold blooded executioner who
stalks the mean streets of Los Angeles. He is a man with no
name, no feelings and no mercy. CARDIMIL, an ex-gangster, hires EL
TRONADOR to collect on a large sum of money from the villainous WALDO EL
HERMOSO, the most powerful drug lord in town. But when HERMOSO murders
CARDIMIL and kidnaps his beautiful daughter a bullet-ridden frenzy
as EL TRONADOR will stop at nothing to rescue the only thing he cares
Synopsis: When a drug deal goes bad, the Japanese Mafia
send their most lethal assasin from Tokyo to Los Angeles to deal with
problem. Only one man can stop him, an LAPD Detective who figures out
the truth behind theYakuza.
Cast: Gary Daniels. Director: Talun Hsu.
Synopsis: A successful writer manipulates an innocent man
into committing murder by convincing him he's only got two months to
Cast: Rob Lowe, Joe Mantegna. Director: Jean Pellerin.
Genre: Sci-Fi/ Horror thriller
Synopsis: A man and his wife journey to a remote island off the coast
of Maine in a desperate attempt to find a cure to the blood
disease killing him, but find a horrifying family secret instead.
Cast: Rutger Hauer, Roy Dupuis (TV's LA FEMME NIKITA)
Director: Peter Svatek. Completed.
Synopsis: A respected civic leader is caught between two
rival underworld crime families on the verge of war. He must either
generations of family loyalty and turn government informer, or face
Cast: Robert Davi, Carol Alt, Costas Mandylor, Louis Mandylor Frank
Genre: Action/ Adventure
Synopsis: A CIA Agent, abandoned by his
government, is forced to escape the icy Russian Gulag on his own.
Cast: Edward Albert. Director: Barry Samson.
LAPD- TO PROTECT AND TO SERVE
Synopsis: L.A.'s finest have just crossed the "thin blue line" between
criminal in this explosive action thriller based on a hard hitting and
gut wrenching true story of the
Los Angles police department's battle with corruption.
Cast: Michael Madsen, Dennis Hopper, Charles Durning, Marc Singer.
Director: Ed Anders.
Sir Arthur Conan Dole's THE LOST WORLD.
Synopsis: A brilliant scientist forms a crack team of explorers and
embarks in a hot-air balloon
to test his theory of a hidden island where dinasaurs and cave-men still
Cast: Patrick Bergin. Director: Bob Keen.
Genre: Sci-Fi thriller
Synopsis: In the future, huge corporations use the
bodies of condemned criminals to offer immortality to their customers.
Cast: Matt McCoy, Saul Rubinek. Director: Allan A. Goldstein.
Genre: Erotic Drama
Synopsis: A beautiful and fiecely independent young woman
pursues her ambition to become a haute cuisine chef while seducing a
variety of men to educated herself in the realm of lust and love.
Cast: Sean Young, John Heard, Dylan Walsh. Director: Zoe
THE NEW ADVENTURES OF PINOCCHIO
Genre: Live-action family adventure
Synopsis: From academy award-winning director Michael Anderson
(whose latest picture is 20,000 LEAGUES UNDER THE SEA for Hallmark)
comes an all new magical adventure.
Cast: Martin Landau and Udo Kier reprise their starring roles.
Gabriel Thomson (ENEMY AT THE GATES; GREAT EXPECTATIONS).
THE POSSESSION- WITCHBOARD III
Genre: Horror/ Thriller
Synopsis: Lured by the spirit of the Ouija, Brian Fields passes through
a portal to a parallel universe
as a demon passes into his body, intent on ruthless and avaricious
self-fulfillment and destroying anyone in his path.
Director: Peter Svatek.
Genre: Sci-Fi thriller
Synopsis: A young doctor finds that his wife is carrying an Alien fetus
in her womb and seeks to destroy it but save his wife's life.
Cast: Arnold Volsoo (THE MUMMY; THE MUMMY RETURNS) Brad Dourif (THE LORD
OF THE RINGS Trilogy).
Director: Brian Yuzna.
Executive Producer: Stuart Gordon (SPACE TRUCKERS, FORTRESS).
SINBAD: BEYOND THE VEIL OF MISTS
Genre: Animated adventure
Synopsis: Sinbad undertakes a perilous voyage into uncharted waters to
save a Kingdom from a wizard's evil spell.
Cast of Voices: by Brendan Frasier, Leonard Nimoy, John Rhys-Davies and
Synopsis: When his father dies in a mysterious mining
accident, PHILIP BERGMAN inherits his father's wealth. But during his
trip to Chile for the funeral, PHILIP winds up avoiding death at every
turn until he can figure out who murdered his father. Cast: Esai
Morales, Malcolm McDowell, Michael Ironside. Director: James Backet.
TIME OF FEAR
Synopsis: A psychological thriller thrusting an FBI agent and a grieving
father into the dark world of a demented killer.
Synopsis: A ex-cop just-released from prison arrives in
Puerto Rico to manage a night club and becomes a pawn in a local power
play involving a major drug dealer and the beautiful femme-fatale wife
of the club owner.
Cast: Lorenzo Lamas. Director: Frank Kerr.
THE VERSACE MURDER
Synopsis: July 15, 1997... The world is shocked at the news that
Italian fashion designer GIANNI VERSACE (Franco Nero "Camelot" & "Die
has been brutally murdered, execution style, on the steps of his posh
villa in the famous South Beach section of Miami Beach, Florida.
Shortly thereafter, the
authorities, led by FBI Special Agent JOHN JACOBY (Steven Bauer
"Primal Fear") announce a nationwide manhunt for their only suspect,
alleged spree killer ANDREW PHILLIP CUNANAN (Shane Purdue), part time
and full time play boy, from San Diego, California. Follow Andrew's
bloody steps from his farewell dinner party in san diego to executing
VERSACE and CUNANAN's subsequent suicide on a Miami Beach houseboat.
Genre: Action / (Spanish language feature film)
Synopsis: Braulio, a young man of Chinese descent, discovers an ancient
Shoalin Medallion in his
grandfathers grave. Unbeknownst to Baulio, the medallion is priceless,
and is being sought by a
powerful Hong Kong crime lord who will stop at nothing to recover the
unique gold piece.
Cast: Marko Zaror, Susana Gonzalez
ENTRE LLAMAS: Into The Flames
Synopsis: When a policeman uncovers a conspiracy by several corrupt cops
to steal a large supply of cocaine,
he is shocked to learn that he is marked for death and that his Uncle,
the Mayor is part of the plot.
Cast: Marko Zaror, Maria Zapico