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“BACK TO THE FUTURE”
Written by Robert Zemeckis & Bob Gale
DEFINITION OF HERO GOAL SEQUENCES
A Hero Goal Sequence generally consists of 2 to 8 pages of screenplay (2 to 8 minutes of film) in which the hero pursues a single physical, visible, short-term goal as one immediate step in achieving the main overall story objective driving the plot. The Goal Sequence ends when the hero discovers FRESH NEWS, which is some form of new information that effectively ends the necessity to pursue the current goal and creates a new physical, visible, short-term goal – thereby beginning the next Hero Goal Sequence. FRESH NEWS either provides the hero’s next short-term goal, or sends the hero on a short search to find it.