What is a scene-by-scene breakdown?
Gwyneth Paltrow - Shakespeare in Love
Just what it sounds like: You breakdown a script you read or movie you watch per each scene and scene sequence. For example, here is a scene-by-scene breakdown I did for one of my screenwriting classes of the movie Shakespeare in Love: Shakespeare in Love Scene-by-scene breakdown 1—4: Henslowe visits Will who has not finished play. Will states his goal: Will agrees to sell his new play to Burbage, potentially double-crossing Henslowe.
Will gives bangle to Rosaline. Will has left to write.