SCREENPLAYS DECONSTRUCTED: Snyder’s Beat Sheet Applied to “Birdman”

Iñárritu co-wrote screenplay with three other writers
[New Regency Pictures / Worldview Entertainment]
Film was directed by Alejandro González Iñárritu

To all screenwriters out there who’ve studied screenwriters handbooks, manuals and guidebooks I don't think I am alone in thinking that Blake Snyder's “Save the Cat” is a personal favorite, despite the fact that it pretty much ignores the stuff that makes auteur cinema possible. I’ve been wanting to apply the Snyder Beat Sheet to a movie for some time. Alejandro Inarritu's ‘Birdman’ is a great ... more >