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Buddy Love

The 3 elements of a Buddy Love are:
1) An incomplete hero who is missing something physical, ethical, or spiritual; (s)he needs another to be whole.
2) A counterpart who makes that completion come about or has qualities the hero needs.
3) A complication, be it a misunderstanding, personal or ethical viewpoint, epic historical event, or the prudish disapproval of society.

E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial Beat Sheet

By on September 22, 2017 in Beat Sheets, Buddy Love
<i>E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial</i> Beat Sheet

A beat sheet with an especially powerful theme.

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The Silence of the Lambs Beat Sheet

By on May 12, 2017 in Beat Sheets, Buddy Love, Whydunit
<i>The Silence of the Lambs</i> Beat Sheet

See how writer Ted Tally hits the beats.

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Beauty and the Beast (1991 – Animated) Beat Sheet

By on March 10, 2017 in Beat Sheets, Buddy Love
<i>Beauty and the Beast</i> (1991 – Animated) Beat Sheet

See the classic’s beats.

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Inner Workings Beat Sheet

By on January 20, 2017 in Beat Sheets, Buddy Love
<i>Inner Workings</i> Beat Sheet

See how the charming short film hits Blake Snyder’s beats.

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Zootopia Beat Sheet

By on March 25, 2016 in Beat Sheets, Buddy Love, Whydunit
<i>Zootopia</i> Beat Sheet

See how the Disney hit hits all the beats.

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Lava Beat Sheet

By on July 24, 2015 in Beat Sheets, Buddy Love
<i>Lava</i> Beat Sheet

See how the charming 7-minute Pixar short hits the beats.

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Inside Out Beat Sheet

<i>Inside Out</i> Beat Sheet

The brilliant Disney Pixar film hits the beats, creating a story that resonates for all ages.

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Star Trek (2009) Beat Sheet

By on March 6, 2015 in Beat Sheets, Buddy Love
<i>Star Trek (2009)</i> Beat Sheet

The screenplay by Roberto Orci & Alex Kurtzman hits the beats.

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Feast Beat Sheet

By on December 26, 2014 in Beat Sheets, Buddy Love
<i>Feast</i> Beat Sheet

Can a six-minute cartoon retain the emotional impact of the beats?

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Guardians of the Galaxy Beat Sheet

By on August 15, 2014 in Beat Sheets, Buddy Love, Superhero
<i>Guardians of the Galaxy</i> Beat Sheet

A well-structured story pays off for Marvel.

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