Beat Sheets

I’m going to start working on posting some beat sheets to the blog – requests, anyone?

I’ll try to do one film in each genre grouping to start.

And if any reader has some beat sheets they’d like to share, please send them on over!


14 Responses to Beat Sheets

  1. Shane August 16, 2010 at 3:44 pm #

    Raising Arizona

  2. Tina August 26, 2010 at 12:13 pm #

    I’m into the comedies. I’d love to see the beat sheet for The Hangover.

  3. Monica August 28, 2010 at 11:51 am #

    Tina, that’s a great recommendation! Thanks.

  4. Monica August 28, 2010 at 12:17 pm #

    Shane, these are all great films (Memento and Amelie are certainly on my top list) but I’m not sure any of these is a great teaching tool for a specific genre. Do you have any other wants that are a more specific fit within a certain genre? Thanks!!

  5. Jordan September 21, 2010 at 2:10 am #

    District 9

    The Royal Tenenbaums

    Paper Heart

  6. shane September 21, 2010 at 12:13 pm #

    Hi Monica,
    I was hoping to see the beats of non-traditional type movies to see how they may fit or not fit the classic hollywood patterns. If those are too far off the beaten path then how about “breakfast club”? I’ve been wondering how the structure of the hughes movies compares to what what is going on in teen movies for this generation.

  7. Monica September 22, 2010 at 9:47 pm #

    The thing is that studying the ones that break the rules isn’t as helpful when you’re learning, especially if you’re trying to learn the rules of something within a particular genre… I’d like to cover the basic teaching titles first.

  8. Jamie September 25, 2010 at 7:53 am #

    Rom Com: French Kiss

    Zany Comedy: PCU
    Grosse Pointe Blank

    Drama: Before Sunrise
    Chasing Amy
    Kicking and Screaming (Noah Baumbach)

    Action: Pulp Fiction

  9. Diana October 4, 2010 at 4:50 pm #

    Did you post beat sheets? I’d like to see a Dramedy one. Pick one you think works, please.

    And thanks!

  10. Monica October 20, 2010 at 4:10 pm #

    Diana, what dramedy are you thinking of?

  11. Abra November 6, 2010 at 7:29 am #

    American Beauty. Thanks for the tips you provide.

  12. Monica December 7, 2010 at 12:53 am #

    You’re welcome! American Beauty is a good one. I’ll get to it at some point soon.

  13. Brian July 4, 2011 at 12:31 pm #

    i was wondering if u could please do a Friday the 13th, Cabin Fever beat sheet ty

  14. Connie May 8, 2012 at 7:57 pm #

    I would love a beat sheet to The Wizard of Oz. I’m trying to follow the format but a beat sheet to it would be fantastic.