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Superhero

The 3 elements of a Superhero are:
1) The hero of your tale must have a special power — even if it’s just a mission to be great or do good.
2) The hero must be opposed by a nemesis of equal or greater force, who is the “self-made” version of the hero.
3) There must be a curse for the hero that he either surmounts or succumbs to as the price for who he is.

Iron Man Beat Sheet

By on May 4, 2018 in Beat Sheets, Superhero with 3 Comments
<i>Iron Man</i> Beat Sheet

Marvel Studios’ films always hit the beats. That’s why their stories resonate.

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Taken Beat Sheet

<i>Taken</i> Beat Sheet

Learn how to structure your screenplay by seeing how Bresson and Kamen structured theirs.

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Dawn of the Planet of the Apes Beat Sheet

By on July 21, 2017 in Beat Sheets, Superhero
<i>Dawn of the Planet of the Apes</i> Beat Sheet

Appreciate the solid story beats that left audiences satisfied.

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Captain America: The First Avenger Beat Sheet

By on May 6, 2016 in Beat Sheets, Superhero
<i>Captain America: The First Avenger</i> Beat Sheet

See how the original film hits Blake Snyder’s beats.

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Man of Steel Beat Sheet

By on April 8, 2016 in Beat Sheets, Superhero
<i>Man of Steel</i> Beat Sheet

Before Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, David S. Goyer’s original hit the beats.

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Star Wars – Episode VI: Return of the Jedi Beat Sheet

By on December 25, 2015 in Beat Sheets, Superhero
<i>Star Wars – Episode VI: Return of the Jedi</i> Beat Sheet

The breakdown for Episode VI

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Avengers: Age of Ultron Beat Sheet

By on May 8, 2015 in Beat Sheets, Superhero
<i>Avengers: Age of Ultron</i> Beat Sheet

See how writer/director Joss Whedon hits the beats.

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Ratatouille Beat Sheet

By on March 20, 2015 in Beat Sheets, Superhero
<i>Ratatouille</i> Beat Sheet

Writer Brad Bird serves 15 tasty beats in a story that really cooks.

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Big Hero 6 Beat Sheet

By on November 28, 2014 in Beat Sheets, Superhero
<i>Big Hero 6</i> Beat Sheet

Disney really knows how to structure stories that resonate.

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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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