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Author: Alvaro Rodriguez

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District 9 Beat Sheet 

The “District 9” breakdown breakdown was written by Save the Cat!® contributing editor and Austin screenwriter Alvaro Rodriguez. A thought-provoking science fiction allegory with enough clever ideas for 10 films, writers Neil Blomkamp and Terri Tachell’s “District 9” impresses with its fully realized dystopian near-future,…

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Inglourious Basterds Beat Sheet 

Austin Cat! and screenwriter Alvaro Rodriguez tackles Tarantino’s re-imagining of WWII: “Inglourious Basterds” Spoiler Alert! Inglourious Basterds, writer/director Quentin Tarantino’s pulp fantasy, works as both entertainment and damned smart moviemaking. What might seem a sprawling epic at first blush, told in novelistic chapters that veer…