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The Big Lebowski Beat Sheet

By on March 31, 2017 in Beat Sheets, Whydunit

STC!GTTI_TitlePage for BeatSheet.inddDownload the pdf of the Coen brothers’ classic. It’s one of 50 beat sheets in our newest book, Save the Cat!® Goes to the Indies — where Blake Snyder’s student, screenwriter and novelist Salva Rubio, applies Blake’s principles to 50 independent, auteur, European and cult films. See how “hitting the beats” creates stories that resonate the world over.

Learn more about the book. And check out our 100 Beat Sheet Combo!

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Salva Rubio

About the Author

About the Author: The author of Save the Cat!® Goes to the Indies: The Screenwriters Guide to 50 Films from the Masters, Salva Rubio is a screenwriter, novelist and “indie script doctor” who has read more than 1,000 scripts by such writers as David Cronenberg, Larry Clark, Eric Rohmer, Gus Van Sant, Walter Salles, Jane Campion, Amos Gitai, Marjane Satrapi, Christopher Hampton, the Coen Brothers and Michael Haneke. He is the co-writer of the animated feature film Deep, and the author of Zingara: Finding Jim Morrison and Monet, Nomad of Light. Salva is a Licenciado in Art History (Universidad Complutense de Madrid) and has a Master’s Degree in Cinema & Tv Screenwriting (Universidad Carlos III de Madrid). Salva is an associate member of the Writers Guild of America, West and the first Spanish writer to be accepted in their Animation Writers Caucus (AWC). .

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  1. Tom Reed says:

    Salva, I loved this. Of course The Big Lebowski is one of my all-time favorite movies and you perfectly captured both its “noirness” and its “Coen-ness” in your playfully insightful STC analysis. I look forward to reading more and will certainly get the book. Bravo.

  2. Tom Reed says:

    I just read about the book and the list of films you examine. Your choices are impeccable. Super-excited about the book! It does Blake proud. Long live the STC brand!

  3. Fernando Cueto says:

    Like always you are the best. Thank you!