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10 Movies That Start At The End

6 October 2014 2:35 AM, PDT | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »


If somebody asked you to detail an average day in your life, it would be somewhat unusual for you to start from the moment you crept into bed at night and then explain how you got there. That’s because it is.

The traditional structure for a story to follow is in chronological order; to start at the beginning and finish at the end. That’s difficult to dispute. Ever since storytelling began, through folk tales and mythology, this has been the natural course to take as it parallels the chronology of real life. This method takes the form of a journey, and just as events do in reality, they unfold until a conclusion is reached (or not).

In Christopher Booker’s ‘The Seven Basic Plots’, which analyses everything from ‘The Iliad’ to ‘Star Wars’ and beyond, each of these seven plots initially follow these rules. Rules of course, »

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