William Robert Rich

William Robert Rich

William Robert Rich is a story analyst, screenwriter, and co-author of Story Maps: The Films of Christopher Nolan. He's currently based in Austin, Texas.


Drive Script

The biggest challenge was that there wasn’t a linear story in the book as such. It was a lot of flashbacks and jumped around. Structurally, that makes for an interesting book, but it’s a very tricky structure for a mainstream…

Shawshank Redemption

The Shawshank Redemption Screenplay

I’d be lying if I didn’t admit that writing can be one of the most self-tormenting occupations one can choose, and for the simplest of reasons: If one cares about the work, if aiming high and stretching is a personal…


Gladiator Screenplay

You’ll find links to both the Gladiator script and screenplay analysis below. Download the Gladiator script from MyPDFScripts. Download ScreenplayHowTo’s Gladiator script analysis (PDF). Click here to go back to our Gladiator screenplay analysis page for an extensive write-up on…

The Big Lebowski

The Big Lebowski Script

Some may complain “The Big Lebowski” rushes in all directions and never ends up anywhere. That isn’t the film’s flaw, but its style. 1 ~Roger Ebert Read The Big Lebowski script from AwesomeFilm. Download ScreenplayHowTo’s The Big Lebowski screenplay analysis…

Die Hard

Die Hard Script

Our general rule is look at the structure of Die Hard, and if you’re not doing that, you’re probably wrong. 1 ~Thomas Lennon Find the Die Hard script at IMSDb. Download ScreenplayHowTo’s Die Hard screenplay analysis (PDF). Click here to…