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A non-linear understanding of story makes it easier to appreciate the structure of this untraditional story.

Structure: 5/5 | Entertainment: 5/5

The one thing that sets the Dramatica theory of story apart from every other understanding of story is its ability to know both the ending and beginning of your story no matter where you physically start the process of writing a story. In part, the story of Arrival is the story of Dramatica--a holistic "non-linear" approach to resolving issues that long plagued a traditional linear methodology.

Linguist Louise (Amy Adams) begins the...

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