What Happens in Act III

Act III comprises the final quarter of the film. (For a two hour movie, Act III would be the final 30 minutes.)

What happens in Act III (Resolution)?

Climax (Second Culmination)--The point at which the plot reaches its maximum tension and the forces in opposition confront each other at a peak of physical or emotional action.

Denouement--The brief period of calm at the end of a film where a state of equilibrium returns.


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