Creating a Movie Sequel Using the Eight-Point Story Arc

The objective of this lesson is for students to create a movie proposal for a film executive by using the eight-point story arc.

Media

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Lesson Plan

Students should watch the provided clips of popular movies that do not have sequels. They should be told to imagine that Harvey Weinstein, the co-founder of Miramax Films, has approached them to create a sequel to their favorite movie. Mr. Weinstein has also asked the students to create an eight-point story arc for the proposed sequel, which should include the following:

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Lesson tags: Creative Writing, Eleventh, English, Film, Ninth, Tenth, Twelfth

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