Script Writing: What Is Scene Structure? (Transformation, Arc)
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The story as a whole turns from one position to another position. In other words, it arcs from one point to another. In other words, there is transformation from one state to another. For example, in The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (2005), Narnia turns from winter to summer.
The story as a whole has many arcs. For example, in The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (2005), Narnia turns from winter to summer. But the children also start off hating each other and change to end up loving one another.
Each scene will
a) slightly turn one or more of the arcs,
In Amazing Spiderman (2012), scenes enhance the relationship between Peter and Gwen.
b) set a position on one or more of the arcs
In The Shawshank Redemption (1994), Andy's first night in the cell benchmarks the bottom end of a few arcs - for example, his low status amongst the prisoners, Red and Hadley.
c) foreshadows one or more of the upcoming turns.
In In The Heat of the Night (1967), scenes with Ralph Henshaw foreshadow his turn from innocent to antagonist.