October 2016 Non-fiction Michael Wiese Productions

Beat by Beat: A Cheat Sheet for Screenwriters Todd Klick

Paperback | Oct 2016 | Michael Wiese Productions | 9781615932467 | 296pp | 279x191mm | GEN | AUD$34.99, NZD$39.99

This groundbreaking guide describes six seemingly different popular movies and genres (Skyfall, The Avengers, The Hangover, A Beautiful Mind, The Conjuring, Gone Girl) and shows screenwriters how they all follow the exact same 120 Universal Story Beats minute by minute. The book also reveals the top 10 archetypes they use, and where and why the Inciting Incident, Act 2 & 4 Quests, Midpoints, and the other five main Turning Points happen in all successful movies.