Setups and Payoffs: What are they?

Updated 2.5.20 Here’s how Robert McKee sums 'em up:  "To set up means to layer in knowledge; to pay off means to close the gap by delivering that knowledge to the audience. When the gap between expectation and result propels the audience back through the story seeking answers, it can only find them if the … Continue reading Setups and Payoffs: What are they?