The 3 elements of a Fool Triumphant are:
1) A fool whose innocence is his strength and whose gentle manner makes him likely to be ignored — by all but a jealous “Insider” who knows too well.
2) An establishment, the people or group a fool comes up against, either within his midst, or after being sent to a new place in which he does not fit — at first.
3) A transmutation in which the fool becomes someone or something new, often including a “name change” that’s taken on either by accident or as a disguise.
Elf Beat Sheet
Thanks to Cory Milles for this merriest of beat sheets. Cory is a teacher who routinely uses Blake’s ideas to challenge his students. His chapters on “The Power of Story” and “The Hero’s Journey” have been published in the books LOST Thought and LOST Thought…
52 Reasons to Hate My Father– The “Before” Beat Sheet
Jessica Brody shares both her process and the Beat Sheet she developed before writing her fifth novel.
Moneyball Beat Sheet
Our thanks to Master Cat! Ben Frahm for this grand slam of a beat sheet for the film that’s been nominated for 6 Oscars, including “Writing – Adapted Screenplay.” Writers: Steven Zaillian, Aaron Sorkin (screenplay); Stan Chervin (story); Michael Lewis (book) Director: Bennett Miller Genre:…
The King’s Speech Beat Sheet
Thanks to Master Cat! Ben Frahm for this breakdown of the film that’s on so many Ten Best Lists: Screenplay by: David Seidler Directed by: Tom Hooper Based on an unproduced play by the same name. Genre: Fool Triumphant: Political Fool Logline: The story of…