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.

State of Grace Beat Sheet

State of Grace Story Map

State of Grace Written by Dennis McIntyreUncredited rewrite by David RabeDirected by Phil JoanouRunning time: 129 minutesYear: 1990 STATE OF GRACE BEAT SHEET / STORY MAP PROTAGONIST: Terry Noonan, 30, undercover cop assigned to take down his old friendsCHARACTERIZATION |…

The Incredible Hulk Beat Sheet

The Incredible Hulk Beat Sheet

The Incredible Hulk Screenplay by Zak PennUncredited draft by Edward NortonDirected by Louis LeterrierRunning time: 105 minutesYear:2008 BASIC STORY MAP PROTAGONIST: Bruce Banner / The HulkCHARACTERIZATION/MAIN MISBEHAVIOR: Scientist | AngerEXTERNAL GOAL: To cure himself of the HulkINTERNAL GOAL: To control…

True Romance’s Original Ending

True Romance's Original Ending

  Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage. ~Laozi After posting my True Romance Story Map/Beat Sheet, I received a question regarding the ending. The person asked how the movie had changed…

True Romance Beat Sheet

True Romance Beat Sheet

True Romance Written by Quentin TarantinoDirected by Tony ScottRunning Time: 117 minutesYear: 1993Poster by Matt Ryan BASIC STORY MAP PROTAGONIST: Clarence Worley, 20-something comic shop clerkCHARACTERIZATION | MAIN MISBEHAVIOR: Heroic, Witty | Reckless SchizophrenicEXTERNAL GOAL: To sell the cocaine /…

Alien Beat Sheet

Alien Beat Sheet

Alien Screenplay by Dan O’BannonStory by Dan O’Bannon and Ronald ShusettDirected by Ridley ScottRunning time: 114 minutesYear: 1979 BASIC STORY MAP PROTAGONIST: Ripley, female warrant officer onboard the commercial towing spacecraft, The NostromoCHARACTERIZATION/MAIN MISBEHAVIOR: Tough, Brave, Resourceful / CallousEXTERNAL GOAL:…