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Three act model (Syd Field)

 Three act model: Resolution.
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The resolution phase of a film happens in the last act of a three-act film. During the resolution everything is at stake and the conflict is solved.

In a love story the protagonist has to, for example, decide between the two candidates.

In an action film the protagonist is on his own at the mercy of the antagonist.

In a war film there is the very battle that has been talked about and feared throughout the film.

In a horror film one goes into the monster's cave to kill it etc.

According to the Swedish film dramaturgist Ola Olsson, the drama structure of a fiction film has six parts:

  • start-up sequence
  • presentation
  • amplifying
  • culmination of conflicts (acceleration)
  • resolution
  • fade out


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