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Institutionalized

The 3 elements of Institutionalized are:
1) Every story in this category is about a group — a family, an organization, or a business that is unique.
2) The story is a choice, the ongoing conflict pitting a “Brando” or “Naif” vs. the system’s “Company Man.”
3) Finally, a sacrifice must be made and you get three endings: join, burn it down… or commit “suicide.”

Beat Sheets, Institutionalized

The Help Beat Sheet 

Thanks to Master Cat! Alvaro Rodriguez for breaking down the hit film: Written by: Tate Taylor (screenplay), Kathryn Stockett (novel) Directed by: Tate Taylor Genre: Institutionalized — The Help is a classic institutionalized story that, like Paul Haggis’ Oscar-winning Crash (2005) which Blake beats out in Save…

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