Humiliated by a stern Harvard law professor in the first day of class, a first-year student vows to become his star pupil. And then he falls in love with the professor’s daughter.

    (32 words)
    The Paper Chase

    (1973)

    Singularity Posted on August 14, 2019 in Drama,   Examples.

    The love story subplot is setup in Act One. It’s the complication that threatens his objective goal. Otherwise there’s no suspense in his struggle. He’s got the chops, the brain bandwidth, the study habits, the resolve to succeed. It’s also the vehicle for working out his character arc (subjective need). 

    on August 14, 2019.
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