Let's say I watched a movie and would want to read about it in a textual form. So it would involve someone describing scenes of movie in the order that they were telecasted.

What term should I search on Google to get to that page? Something like "[movie name] plot summary" or "[movie name] synopsis" or "[movie name] summary" didn't seem to get the desired result.

I'm looking for something exactly like this Game of Thrones S06E10 which explains the episode scene by scene.

  • In the title, you ask for a term to describe a person. In the question you seem to be asking for the name of a summary - or for a search term. Please be specific what it is precisely that you want. Thanks Commented Jan 7, 2021 at 16:24

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You may be looking for Treatment: A scene by scene description of a screenplay, minus all or most of the dialogue.

The scriptwriter will probably write the treatment along with the screenplay.

Screenwriting.info: Glossary

  • Pretty close. But that's more like a transcript. I was looking for something like the example I provided in my OP, kinda link a theoretical description.
    – asprin
    Commented Sep 27, 2016 at 8:17
  • @asprin - That's the one!
    – Mick
    Commented Sep 27, 2016 at 8:37

Narration/narrative? That's what blind people get when they watch a movie with the screen-reader on.


As far as I can tell, you are asking for a suitable search term. Here's my first try:

groundhog day plot synopsis

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