Friday, 11 July 2008

HALF JOE

By Robert Tobin (spotted on the Inktip newsletter)

A screenplay consists of seven basic elements.
These seven elements are:
- A hero
- The hero's character flaw
- Enabling circumstances
- An opponent
- The hero's ally
- The life changing event
- Jeopardy

One of my readers (of one of my columns as well as of this book) came up with a clever little mnemonic acronym to help him remember what the elements are: HALF JOE.

H(ero)
A(lly)
L(ifechanging event)
F(law)
J(eopardy)
O(pponent)
E(nabling circumstances).

4 comments:

Helen Smith said...

I like that xx

Elinor said...

Half a Joe is better than no Joe. x

Rach said...

Is a sloppy Joe something the reader bins instantly then?

Elinor said...

Definitely!