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The Easiest Screenwriting Exercise in the World

The Easiest Screenwriting Exercise in the World

Think of a common object, something tangible, smaller than a garbage can, the kind of object you can buy at a store. For instance: hairspray. Say one thing about the object's appearance. Something specific, but still in the realm of recognizable reality. For instance: it's a dusty can of dollar store hair … Read More


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


Alien Beat Sheet


Screenplay by Dan O'Bannon Story by Dan O'Bannon and Ronald Shusett Directed by Ridley Scott Running time: 114 minutes Year: 1979 … 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