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Save the Cat!® Podcast: Birdman and Its Genre

By on April 3, 2015 in Podcasts, Tools
Michael Keaton as Riggan

A frantic Riggan (Michael Keaton) runs rites through Times Square

STC!_PodcastDThe Academy Award® winner is an excellent example of Blake Snyder’s Rites of Passage genre. In this podcast, Master Cat! José Silerio and Guy Thompson identify the three critical elements for the genre : 1) a life crisis; 2) the wrong way for the protagonist (Michael Keaton) to attack the crisis; and 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.

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Jose Silerio

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About the Author: José Silerio, a screenwriter who served as Blake Snyder’s Development Director, has been integral to the success of Blake’s workshops and classes as he worked alongside Blake schooling writers in the Cat! method. “José is my right-hand man when it comes to script consultations.”– Blake Snyder, Save the Cat!® Strikes Back – More Trouble for Writers to Get Into… and Out Of. .

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