16. Should We "Save the Cat" or Let It Die? A Discussion About Script Structure
Do all great movies rely on the same "formula" for their plots? No. But do most of them end up hitting a lot of the same beats in very similar ways? Yup. This week we talk about all of this, including the highly controversial author and screenwriter, Blake Snyder (Save the Cat). We also touch on lots of examples of how this plays out in movies from classics like 2001: A Space Odyssey to The Princess Bride.
Save the Cat (By Blake Snyder) // On Amazon
The "Beat Sheet," a now classic writing tool for analyzing a script // Here's one for STAR WARS
Joseph Campbell links //
Youʼve Got Mail // The Coffee Shop Scene
Dumb And Dumber // "So youʼre sayin' Thereʼs a Chance"
Princess Bride // "Have fun storming the castle"
Charlie Kauffman // Long ass (but worth a watch) Screenwriting Master Class
Watchmen // Watch the Trailer
What to Know for your FIRST TIME HAVING SEX
Children of Men // Watch the trailer
AMP studios // Check out the website
2001: A Space Odyssey // A great behind the scenes video
Mulholland Drive // Watch the trailer
Credits and Personal Links:
A Mama Bear Studios Production // Mama Bear Studios’ Website
Produced and edited by: Isaiah Smallman
Executive Producer: Jon Schimpf
Opening music: "The Get Down," Produced by Summer Dregs
Outro music: Composed and Recorded by Tom Paulus and Max Belz
Cover Art by: Nate Giordano
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