How to Create a Great Twist Ending like M. Night Shyamalan

Want to learn the formula to creating a great twist ending for your movie? Then this is that video.

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SPOILER WARNING!
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There are some massive spoilers in the video, so make sure you’ve seen all these movies before watching it (in order of appearance):

  1. Citizen Kane
  2. The Usual Suspects
  3. Fight Club
  4. Psycho
  5. Planet of the Apes
  6. Saw
  7. The Sixth Sense
  8. Unbreakable
  9. The Village
  10. The Visit
  11. The Empire Strikes Back

Other movie clips shown (in order of appearance):
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  1. Oldboy
  2. Shutter Island
  3. The Prestige
  4. Friday the 13th
  5. A Perfect Getaway
  6. Se7en
  7. Scream
  8. Spoorloos
  9. 2001: A Space Odyssey
  10. Solyent Green
  11. The Happening

The parts of the formula in brief:

Step One: Separate the yin from the yang, and define them

Step Two: Put a mirror in front of yang so yin is only aware enough to pursue his immediate objective

Step Three: Introduce the helper

Step Four: Ask what the helper knows

Step Five: Yin achieves his goal or obtains his need

Step Six: The helper removes the mirror!

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Exclusive Bonus: Download my free guide (with examples) on how to find the best camera angles for dialogue scenes when your mind goes blank.

 

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