Nightmare at 20,000 Feet

Nightmare at 20,000 Feet
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  • Nightmare at 20,000 Feet By Richard Matheson
  • Mrs. Julia Wilson
  • The Gremlin
  • Mr. Bob "Kirk" Wilson
  • Nighttime, the 1960s
  • An Airplane
  • Exposition
  • (Bob)
  • Man
  • Only really at the beginning
  • Bob knows that he has to kill the Gremlin, which is tampering with the engines.
  • Man
  • (Bob)
  • vs
  • vs
  • (His Fear)
  • Self
  • Bob cannot convince anyone of the danger
  • Man
  • (Bob)
  • (Gremlin)
  • Other
  • vs
  • Conflict
  • (Disbelief)
  • Man
  • Sleeping pills?
  • Bob can see a gremlin on the wing of the plane, and tries to let his wife and the pilot know.
  • "Happily, his conviction will not remain isolated too much longer, for happily, tangible manifestation is very often left as evidence of trespass, even from so intangible a quarter as the Twilight Zone."
  • "Gremlins! Gremlins! I'm not imagining it, he's out there! Don't look, he's not out there now. He jumps away whenever anyone might see him, except me."
  • Rising Action
  • I don't know what to do, Mrs. Wilson.
  • Bob leans out the window and shoots the creature!
  • Climax
  • Bob is taken off the plane on a stretcher, wearing a straight jacket. He's loaded onto an ambulance.
  • Falling Action
  • I know I'm right. No one believes me now, but they will.
  • The camera moves to a close up on the damaged wing.
  • Resolution
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