Homework is to watch films and analyse the structures (ie. Syd Field’s Three Act one). Amongst the suggestions were Chinatown, Taxi Driver, Witness - all excellent examples of classic screenplay.
So, naturally, I watched Dirty Dancing! Don’t scoff - it’s still a three act structure, if I’ve pitched on the correct second plot point. Just got to get my hands on Strictly Ballroom and Grease now; no, I’m kidding. I ran my hand along the shelf and picked the first three DVDs that were still wrapped in cellophane (I clearly don’t watch as much film and TV as I should) so I shall also be analysing Sunset Boulevard and The Witches of Eastwick. Although, the family want to watch Hancock and I am Legend, so the tutor may get a bumper crop of five analyses for the price of three.
I’ll be honest though - I’d rather write a Dirty Dancing than a Taxi Driver. But I suspect you may have guessed that!