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What Is Exposition in Film? How to Write Exposition in 7 Easy Steps

Written by MasterClass

Last updated: Sep 14, 2022 • 7 min read

From the classic opener “Once upon a time…” to the famous Star Wars sequence “In a galaxy far, far away…”, some exposition is necessary in every film. Writing effective exposition, however, is an art form. Learn how to best introduce characters, backstory, and plot points below.