The 3 elements of a DUDE WITH A PROBLEM story are:
1) An innocent hero who is dragged into a mess without asking for it—or even aware of how he got involved.
2) A sudden event that thrusts our innocent(s) into the world of hurt—and it comes without warning.
3) A life or death battle is at stake—and the continued existence of an individual, family, group, or society is in question.
Gaslight (1944) Beat Sheet Analysis
See how the Oscar-winning classic, Gaslight, hits Blake Snyder’s 15 story beats
Fall Beat Sheet Analysis
See the 15 Blake Snyder story beats for the movie Fall, starring Grace Caroline Currey and Virginia Gardener.
Don’t Look Up Beat Sheet Analysis
See the 15 Blake Snyder story beats of Don’t Look Now.
Hawkeye Season One Beat Sheet
See the 15 Blake Snyder story beats of the entire first season of Marvel’s Hawkeye.
The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy Novel Beat Sheet
See the story beats of the novel The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams.
Contagion Beat Sheet
With the pandemic of COVID-19 sweeping the world, Contagion has resurfaced again. Here are the film’s story beats.
Thriller Beat Sheet
Credited for transforming music videos into an art form, Thriller hits the Blake Snyder’s story beats.
Lights Out Beat Sheet
Is it possible to get primal and scary in a little over two minutes?
Taken Beat Sheet
Learn how to structure your screenplay by seeing how Bresson and Kamen structured theirs.