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Prince and Me Julia Stiles James Mably

The Prince and Me

Inciting Event: The irresponsible Prince Edvard of Denmark decides to attend college in Wisconsin in order to meet American girls. First Plot Point: Eddie is assigned as the responsible and goal-oriented Paige’s lab partner, much to her chagrin. First Pinch Point: Back home in Denmark, Eddie’s father gets a grim diagnosis from the doctor. Midpoint: […]

Shades of Milk and Honey Mary Robinette Kowal

Shades of Milk and Honey

Inciting Event: Jane first encounters the glamourist Mr. Vincent. First Plot Point: Jane impresses Mr. Vincent by quickly learning a one of his secret tricks of glamour. First Pinch Point: Mr. Vincent’s pupil Beth hints at secrets in his past. Midpoint: Jane saves Mr. Vincent after he collapses from performing too much glamour. Second Pinch […]

Gangs of New York Martin Scorcese Danaiel Day-Lewis Leonardo DiCaprio Cameron Diaz

Gangs of New York

Inciting Event: Amsterdam returns to Five Points to take revenge on his father’s murderer Bill Cutting. First Plot Point: Amsterdam fights one of Bill’s men and is accepted into the Natives gang. First Pinch Point: Monk McGinn, an old associate of Amsterdam’s father, seems to recognize Amsterdam. Midpoint: Amsterdam saves Bill from an assassination attempt. […]

Commodore Hornblower by C.S. Forester

Commodore Hornblower

Inciting Event: Hornblower assumes command as commodore. First Plot Point: Hornblower rescues a merchantman captured by the French privateer Blanchefleur. First Pinch Point: Hornblower decides to escort the ambassadors to Russia. Midpoint: At a dinner for the czar, Hornblower realizes his interpreter wants to assassinate the czar, and he stifles the attempt. Second Pinch Point: […]

AI Artifical Intelligence Haley Joel Osment Steven Spielburg

A.I.: Artificial Intelligence

Inciting Event: The decision by Henry and Monica to adopt that child (David). This is what sets the story in motion. First Plot Point: The first plot point, 23 minutes in, is when Monica imprints David. Now David has taken the irreversible step towards becoming human (though arguably it’s not a step he takes himself). […]

Real Steel Hugh Jackman

Real Steel

Inciting Event: Charlie is paid $100,000 to take charge of his son Max for the summer. First Plot Point: After Charlie’s brand new boxing robot is demolished in a fight, Max rescues the old sparring robot Atom from the junkyard. First Pinch Point: Charlie and Max witness the undefeated robot boxer Zeus. Midpoint: Max and […]