I'm back to summing up a whole film in one sentence, the dreaded logline.
Went to our local flicks to see Les Mis yesterday, it's logline is:'Fight. Dream. Hope. Love.'
I watched it with an eye on the clock, a nod to Blake Snyders, Save The Cat, in which his beat sheet divides a screenplay into actions and minutes.
At one minute we should have the opening image (Les Mis, the slaves battling to pull a listing ship back to dock, a symbol of their struggle, way below the oppressors - Javert).
Despite my objections to the goal driven approach being a particularly male view, its amazing how almost every film follows this pre set structure, go on, give us some examples of those that don't please!