start-up sequence begins the
story of the film. Its function is to arouse the viewer's
interest and give a promise of the film being worth watching.
The start-up sequence can be very short or it can last for
a few scenes. Most often the basic conflict
of the film is presented in the start-up sequence. For example,
in Shakespeare's "Romeo and Juliet" : In the beginning
of the play there is a big fight in the village between the
servants of the Capulets and those of the Montagues. The hatred
based on vendetta between the two families is presented right
to the Swedish film dramaturgist Ola Olsson, the drama structure
of a fiction film has six parts:
culmination of conflicts (acceleration)
model applies to both three act
model and to classic drama model.