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.

Die Hard Beat Sheet

Die Hard Beat Sheet

Die Hard Written by Jeb Stuart and Steven E de SouzaBased on the novel Nothing Last Forever by Roderick ThorpeDirected by John McTiernanRunning time: 128 minutesYear: 1988 BASIC STORY MAP PROTAGONIST: John McClane, 40’s, NYC detective.CHARACTERIZATION/MAIN MISBEHAVIOR: Selfish; unable to…

Gladiator Beat Sheet

Gladiator Beat Sheet

Gladiator Screenplay by David Franzoni and John Logan and William NicholsonStory by David FranzoniDirected by Ridley ScottRunning time: 149 minutesYear: 2000 PROTAGONIST: Maximus, 30s, former General in the Roman army turned slave / gladiatorCHARACTERIZATION/MAIN MISBEHAVIOR: Warrior / Distrust of politiciansEXTERNAL…

Vertigo

Vertigo Script

“The gentleman seems to know what he wants,” deadpans a saleswoman in the final act of Vertigo, Alfred Hitchcock’s rich and strange masterwork, as she observes James Stewart’s round-the-bend retired detective monomaniacally outfitting his shopgirl squeeze (Kim Novak) in high-end…

Drive Beat Sheet

Drive Screenplay

Drive Written by Hossein AminiBased on the novel by James SallisDirected by Nicolas Winding RefnRunning time: 96 minutesYear: 2011 Drive: Basic Story Map PROTAGONIST: Driver, 20s, getaway driver, stunt driver, mechanicCHARACTERIZATION/MAIN MISBEHAVIOR: loner / violentEXTERNAL GOAL: To care for Irene…

2012 Oscar Nominated Scripts

Oscar Scripts

The nominees for the 2012 Academy Awards were announced early this morning. Congratulations to all the nominees. Click the film names to download their Oscar-nominated scripts for free. Only three films (Hugo, Midnight in Paris, A Separation) and two distribution…