An American in Paris (1951)

Screenplay Genre: Musical / Romance

Movie Time: 113 minutes

1. INCITING INCIDENT

Jerry (Gene Kelly) and Milo (Nina Foch) go to a local cafe. Jerry sees the beautiful Lise Bouvier (Leslie Caron) from across the room and asks her to dance. Milo becomes jealous and has a tantrum in the car. (00:33:00)

2. LOCK IN (End of Act One)

After Jerry relentlessly pursues her, Lise finally agrees to go on a date with him. (00:45:00)

3. FIRST CULMINATION (Midpoint)

Jerry and Lise meet by the canal. Both very much in love, they dance together and share a kiss. (00:57:00)

4. MAIN CULMINATION (End of Act Two)

As Jerry professes his love for her, Lise tells him that she's planning on getting married to another man very soon. (1:24:00)

5. THIRD ACT TWIST

Spited by Lise's revelation, Jerry goes to Milo's apartment. He kisses her and invites her to go to the costume ball as his date. (1:27:00)


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