Chapter 17Reverse engineering from plot to premise

Figure 17.1 Brent Sprecher–Now that you know how to construct a meaningful premise into a full-fledge story idea, you have the knowledge to do it all in reverse as if you have a story time machine. With the deductive intellect of Sherlock Holmes (Warner Brothers), the daring of Robin in The Adventures of Robin Hood (Warner Brothers), and the guidance of someone always working in reverse to figure things out like Leonard in Memento (Newmarket Capital Group, Columbia TriStar, Summit Entertainment, AMBI Pictures).

Figure 17.1 Brent Sprecher–Now that you know how to construct a meaningful premise into a full-fledge story idea, you have the knowledge to do it all in reverse as if you have a story time machine. With the deductive intellect of Sherlock Holmes (Warner Brothers), the daring of Robin in The Adventures of Robin Hood (Warner Brothers), and the guidance of someone always working in reverse to figure things out like Leonard in Memento (Newmarket Capital Group, Columbia TriStar, Summit Entertainment, AMBI Pictures).

“The longer you can look back, the farther you can look forward.”

–Winston Churchill, ...

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