Tom Cruise follows the Twelve Step path to freedom from alcohol—and Western Civ.
Dear Mr. McDonald,
I’m a noob in everything that has got to do about film analysis, but as an officer-cadet I’m interested in ‘war’ movies. I’ve read pieces about Aristotle’s three act play, about roman / medieval five act play and contemporary screenwriting / narrative structure. I’m comparing Ran’s narrative structure with that of The Last Samurai. Can you tell me more about why The Last Samurai is not a three act play? Can’t it be a three act play AND follow the 12 steps you describe? I’m getting lost since I read almost all big producers want a three act play nowadays.
I hope you can help me out.
oc Wouter (
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