A Mini Structure Within the Larger Story Structure

SOURCE: Screentakes
Within a film’s overall structure, you can sometimes find a scene sequence that constitutes a miniature three-act structure telling a story-within-a-story. In this The African Queen, it is the story of how Rose and Charlie blow up the Louisa. This is an example of a highly developed third act grounded in human drama, rather than all the empty sensation of chases, shoot-outs and explosions we see in third acts these days.