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Early life[ edit ] Snyder's father, Kenneth C. Snyder, was an Emmy -winning TV producer of many children's shows in the s and s. At the age of eight, Snyder was hired by his father as a voice talent for an animated special starring Sterling Holloway.
Snyder continued doing children's voices alongside Gary OwensJune Foray and others until his voice changed and he was fired by his producer father. Snyder went on to earn a B.
Snyder began writing full-time as a screenwriter in He was a member of the Writers Guild of America for over 20 years. Snyder's first spec screenplay sale was in for the script Stop! The Last Book on Screenwriting You'll Ever Need was the number one selling book among screenwriting manuals on Amazon and in is on its 34th printing.
Snyder writes that, "it's the scene where we [first] meet the hero," in order to gain audience favor and support for the main character right from the start. In the opening scene of the movie, Frequency, for example, Frank Sullivan, played by Dennis Quaid, is the veteran firefighter that jumps into a manhole to save two workers from a gas explosion.
Prior to his death-defying rescue, his chief warns, "Frank, you're not going to make it. There's not enough time.
This is what he does. His concern is primarily for the men below as he confidently jokes, "What, miss the World Series?
According to Snyder, this crucial element is missing from many of today's movies. He referenced Lara Croft Tomb Raider 2: The Cradle of Life - as being a film that focused on making the character Lara Croft "cool" and sexy via a "new latex body suit for Angelina Jolie" instead of likable.
In his book, Snyder gave greatest emphasis on the importance of structure through his Blake Snyder Beat Sheet or the "BS2" which includes the 15 essential "beats" or plot points that all stories should contain.
Snyder's method expanded the 15 beats further into 40 beats, which are laid out on "The Board. Snyder also introduced 10 genres in his book that distinguished how stories are structured.
According to Snyder, standard genre types such as Romantic Comedy, Epic or Biography did not say much about the story, only the type of movie it is.
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Snyder's system explored genre more fully, with categories such as "Monster in the House", "Golden Fleece", "Buddy Love" and others. Book series[ edit ] InSnyder wrote Save the Cat! Goes to the Movies.
The second book took 50 landmark movies, identified their specific genres, and broke them down into the 15 beats of the BS2. The third book of Snyder's series, Save the Cat!
The fourth book was a compliation of Blake's blogs and other writings on the subject of screenwriting, titled "Save the Cat! More Information and Inspiration for Writers", published in The fifth book was written by his student, Spanish screenwriter and novelist Salva Rubio.
It is titled "Save the Cat! Goes to the Indies" and features the analysis of 50 independent, European, auteur and cult films published in April, Software[ edit ] As a companion to his books, Snyder developed a story structure software product called Save the Cat!
The software places Snyder's Beat Sheet and Board on an end user 's desktop, phone, or tablet.Weekend Read, our app for reading screenplays on the iPhone and iPad, can also read them aloud. Here’s how to do it.
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