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Rites of Passage

The 3 elements of Rites Of Passage are:
1) A life problem: from puberty to midlife to death — these are the universal passages we all understand.
2) A wrong way to attack the mysterious problem, usually a diversion from confronting the pain.
3) A solution that involves acceptance of a hard truth the hero has been fighting, and the knowledge it’s the hero that must change, not the world around him.

The Catcher in the Rye Novel Beat Sheet

<i>The Catcher in the Rye</i> Novel Beat Sheet

See the story beats of this elegy to teenage alienation.

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“Someone You Loved” Music Video and Beat Sheet

By on March 21, 2019 in Beat Sheets, Rites of Passage with 2 Comments
“Someone You Loved” Music Video and Beat Sheet

See a transformative story.

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Pather Panchali Beat Sheet

By on June 22, 2018 in Beat Sheets, Rites of Passage
<i>Pather Panchali</i> Beat Sheet

Blake’s beats are found in a foreign classic.

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Poetry As Storytelling – An STC! Analysis of Billy Collins’ Forgetfulness

By on December 8, 2017 in Beat Sheets, Rites of Passage, Today's Blog
Poetry As Storytelling – An <i>STC!</i> Analysis of Billy Collins’ <i>Forgetfulness</i>

See how a poem hits the beats.

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Escape Emotion Beat Sheet

<i>Escape Emotion</i> Beat Sheet

See the beat sheet and hear the song previews.

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Borrowed Time Beat Sheet

By on July 7, 2017 in Beat Sheets, Rites of Passage
<i>Borrowed Time</i> Beat Sheet

Stream the film with its beat sheet in hand.

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Lost in Translation Beat Sheet

By on June 2, 2017 in Beat Sheets, Rites of Passage
<i>Lost in Translation</i> Beat Sheet

See how writer/director Sofia Coppola hits the beats.

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Lemonade Beat Sheet

<i>Lemonade</i> Beat Sheet

Beyoncé transforms through the story of her album “Lemonade.” See how here.

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A Monster Calls Beat Sheet

By on May 5, 2017 in Beat Sheets, Rites of Passage
<i>A Monster Calls</i> Beat Sheet

“Stories are wild creatures,” but they can still hit Blake Snyder’s 15 beats to resonate with audiences.

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Piper Beat Sheet

By on September 2, 2016 in Beat Sheets, Rites of Passage
<i>Piper</i> Beat Sheet

See how the six-minute short film tells a story about transformation.

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