Table of contents for Save the cat! goes to the movies : the screenwriter's guide to every story ever told / by Blake Snyder.

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Introduction - Why a sequel? - "Genre" and "Structure" - plus 
some Final Words that define the terms used throughout the Cat! 
Chapter One - Monster in the House - The definition of one of the 
most popular story types ever, plus breakdowns on Alien, Fatal 
Attraction, Scream, The Ring, and Saw.
Chapter Two - Golden Fleece - How Jason and the Argonauts begat Bad 
News Bears (1976); Planes, Trains and Automobiles; Saving Private 
Ryan; Ocean's Eleven; and Maria Full of Grace. 
Chapter Three - Out of the Bottle - Magical analyses of movies 
using magic: Freaky Friday (1976), Cocoon, The Nutty Professor, 
What Women Want, and Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind.
Chapter Four - Dude with a Problem - The "dude" is an innocent 
and in big trouble in Three Days of The Condor, Die Hard, 
Sleeping With The Enemy, Deep Impact, and Open Water. 
Chapter Five - Rites of Passage - Growth through pain in stories 
where "transition" is the obstacle in 10, Kramer vs. Kramer, 
Ordinary People, 28 Days, and Napoleon Dynamite.
Chapter Six - Buddy Love - The broad range of "love" stories with 
examples including The Black Stallion, Lethal Weapon, When Harry 
Met Sally..., Titanic, and Brokeback Mountain.
Chapter Seven - Whydunit - The "detective" uncovers evil that 
ultimately turns out to be... "us" - as seen in All the 
President's Men, Blade Runner, Fargo, Mystic River, and Brick.
Chapter Eight - Fool Triumphant - This "fish out of water" tale 
stars an underdog we overlook in Being There, Tootsie, Forrest 
Gump, Legally Blonde, and The 40-Year-Old Virgin.
Chapter Nine - Institutionalized - Who matters most, the 
individual or the group? It's Man vs. "the herd" in M*A*S*H, 
Do The Right Thing, Office Space, Training Day, and Crash.
Chapter Ten - Superhero - Extraordinary man faces the ordinary 
world... and its Lilliputians in Raging Bull, The Lion King, The 
Matrix, Gladiator, and Spider-Man 2.
Afterword - So what about Ghost? - How to best use this book to 
create any story you're working on - and make it resonate!
Glossary Redux: Even More Terms from the 310 Area Code - An 
updated slangfest of Cat! phrases explained once and for all, 
including such new terminology as "the chase to the airport," 
the "button," the "Half Man," and "the eye of the storm."

Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:

Motion picture authorship.
Motion pictures -- Plots, themes, etc.