Season 3 is continues! But this week, instead of a story from history, we’re talking about the new Fantastic Beasts movie The Crimes of Grindelwald.
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Season 3, Episode 4: The Crimes of Grindelwald
Since it’s all we can talk about, we’re doing a spoiler episode to look at the story structure of the newest Fantastic Beasts film and discuss various theories about the big surprise at the end..
To look at the story structure, I’m using what Shawn Coyne calls the “Five Commandments of Storytelling.”
Here are the five commandments:
- Inciting incident – An exciting thing that kicks off a story
- Progressive complications – a series of events that make the story more, well, complicated –these can be either negative or positive
- Crisis – a question that must be answered by a choice being made
- Climax – what happens when the choice is made
- Resolution – the ultimate results of that choice
Things we mention that you should check out:
- Our mailing list! Sign up today and you’ll get cool subscriber only perks like bonus material and artwork, including an advance copy of my forthcoming novel, The Cat, the Cash, the Leap and the List.
- Shawn Coyne and the Story Grid. There’s a whole story grid universe: website, book and two podcasts: The Story Grid and the Story Grid Editors Roundtable.
- Fantastic Beasts: Crimes of Grindelwald. We recommend buying the script to help you figure out what you just saw.
- Super Carlin Brothers video on the Dumbledore’s dark twin theory.
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