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LA Confidential Beat Sheet

L.A. Confidential

Director Curtis Hanson and his co-writer, Brian Helgeland, have taken a massively complex novel by James Ellroy and boiled it down to a no-flab … Read More

Vertigo Analysis


At the very beginning of the movie, we see Scottie vaulting across rooftops, struggling to keep up with the policeman ahead of him as he realizes … Read More


Gravity Beat Sheet


Written by Alfonso Cuarón & Jonás Cuarón Directed by Alfonso Cuarón Running time: 84 minutes Year: 2013 Click Here To Download the Script (PDF) BASIC STORY MAP PROTAGONIST: Dr. Ryan Stone, medical … Read More

Dallas Buyers Club Beat Sheet

Dallas Buyers Club

Written by Craig Borten and Melisa Wallack Directed by Jean-Marc Vallée Running time: 113 minutes Year: 2013 Download the Script (PDF) BASIC STORY MAP PROTAGONIST: Ron Woodroof, 40s, electrician … Read More

Fletch Beat Sheet


Screenplay by Andrew Bergman Based on the novel by Gregory McDonald Directed by Michael Ritchie Running time: 105 minutes Year: 1985 BASIC STORY MAP PROTAGONIST: Irwin “Fletch” Fletcher, 40s, … Read More

American Gangster Beat Sheet

American Gangster

Screenplay by Steven Zaillian Directed by Ridley Scott Running time: 150 minutes Year: 2007 BASIC TWO PROTAGONIST STORY MAP PROTAGONIST: Frank Lucas CHARACTERIZATION/MAIN MISBEHAVIOR: Business-minded | … Read More