The Avengers — Defining an Act

What is the most useful way for a writer to think about act structure? In this video essay, Michael sets out to answer this question, using The Avengers to explain the details of conventional 3-act structure, to explore its history, and to compare it to its alternative—the 5-act structure.

 

 

 


The 3-Act Structure


The Avengers


Joss Whedon


The Avengers