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Save the Cat!® Podcast: The Bad Guys Close In Beat of Nebraska

By on June 6, 2014 in About the Beats, Podcasts, Tools
Bruce Dern and Will Forte as Woody and David Grant

Bruce Dern and Will Forte as Woody and David Grant

The Bad Guys Close In beat of Nebraska (written by Bob Nelson and directed by Alexander Payne) is a perfect example of how the beats of a good story, well told, work together. Brilliantly delivering on their set-ups, while revealing aspects of the characters’ emotional journeys, the pay-offs of this Bad Guys Close In beat are plentiful. Hear Master Cat! Jose Silerio and Guy Thompson discuss the internal lives of Woody (Bruce Dern) and his son, David (Will Forte), as developed from the Midpoint through the BGCI in this masterful father-son/family tale.

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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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  1. Yvonne says:

    I appreciate that you chose this movie! Loved the podcast.

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