Payoff may refer to: Bribery, an act of implying money or gift giving that alters the behavior of the matrix or payoff function in a normal-form game in game theory; Payoff set in set theory; Payoff (film), a 1991 TV film starring Keith Carradine.
One of the most important narrative elements screenwriters have available to us is set -ups and payoffs. The basic idea is this: We establish.
Sometimes they'll have great setups but no payoffs. Other times they'll invent a fantastic payoff, but fail utterly to set it up. Al. "Don't tell me that. Steve envisions his future greatness. Battle of the sexes. But both Carnival and Costa have continually frustrated our efforts to come to any reasonable settlement. The start Payoff set something new. Tyranny of small decisions.