There are probably hundreds of different ways to organize a plot line but when I saw this I knew I had to share it. The creative minds at XKCD have created a movie narrative chart that is as useful as it is fun to look at, here it is:
I wanted to give it a try with a plot that most of you might be familiar with, “The Princess Bride” movie. This was the best I could do without resorting to paper and pens. Click on the image to zoom in.