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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.

“Someone You Loved” Music Video and Beat Sheet

By on March 21, 2019 in Beat Sheets, Rites of Passage with 1 Comment
“Someone You Loved” Music Video and Beat Sheet

See how a transformative story can be told in just 3 minutes and 40 seconds.

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Pather Panchali Beat Sheet

By on June 22, 2018 in Beat Sheets, Rites of Passage with 5 Comments
<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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Brooklyn Beat Sheet

By on April 29, 2016 in Beat Sheets, Rites of Passage
<i>Brooklyn</i> Beat Sheet

See how the film that was nominated for 3 Oscars® hits Blake’s beats.

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