Back to the Future

Back to the Future is the classic protagonist-driven movie. By analyzing it in terms of its sequences, we will be better able to understand screenplay structure. The screenwriter places the protagonist in a situation where only he can solve the problem, and his life depends on its resolution. He makes all the critical decisions and has a definable arc.

LOGLINE: Comedy/Adventure – A teenager who is accidentally sent 30 years back in time teams up with a scientist to make sure his teenage parents unite in order to save his existence and go back to the future.

ACT ONE GOAL: Marty McFly wants to escape for a weekend with his girlfriend, Jennifer Parker.