Pick a favourite film.
Describe the main characters.
Summarize every 10 minutes of screen time.
Break those 10 minute segments into scenes.
What do we learn about the characters in each scene?
What do we learn about the story in each scene?
What do we learn without words of explanation?
Do the scenes conform to the + (-) energy in – (+) energy out concept?
Now. Step back.
Where does the Beginning stop and become the Middle?
When does the End begin?
And last but certainly not least, how does the story add to our understanding of the human condition?