Save the Cat!® Podcast: Birdman and Its Genre
The Academy Award® winner is an excellent example of Blake Snyder’s Rites of Passage genre. In this podcast, Master Cat! José Silerio and Guy Thompson identify the three critical elements for the genre : 1) a life crisis; 2) the wrong way for the protagonist (Michael Keaton) to attack the crisis; and 3) a solution that involves acceptance of a hard truth the hero has been fighting, and the knowledge it’s the hero that must change, not the world around him.
October 30 - November 7