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.

Midnight in Paris Beat Sheet

Midnight in Paris Screenplay

Midnight in Paris Written and Directed by Woody AllenRunning time: 91 minutesYear: 2011 Midnight in Paris: Basic Beat Sheet PROTAGONIST: Gil Pender, 40, screenwriter and aspiring novelistCHARACTERIZATION/MAIN MISBEHAVIOR: Naive & neurotic / Golden-aged thinkingEXTERNAL GOAL: To live in ParisINTERNAL GOAL:…

Vertigo Beat Sheet

Vertigo Beat Sheet

Vertigo Writen by Alec Coppel and Samuel TaylorBased on the novel “D’Entre Les Morts” by Pierre Boileau and Thomas NarcejacDirected by Alfred HitchcockYear: 1958Running time: 128 minutes Basic Story Map PROTAGONIST: John “Scottie” Ferguson, 50-something retired detectiveCHARACTERIZATION/MAIN MISBEHAVIOR: Suffers from…

Inception Beat Sheet

Inception Beat Sheet

Inception Written and Directed by Christopher NolanRunning time: 141 minutesYear: 2010 Download the Inception Screenplay (PDF) Full Beat Sheet ACT I 2 – OPENING: COBB wakes up on the beach, waves crashing on him. Images of children building sand castles…