Many readers contacted me requesting the Beat Sheet be distributed up front, to be used as reference and context as the deconstruction moves forward. (The link is to explain the form and function of a “beat sheet” as a story development and analysis tool.)
Done. You will find it — the full Hunger Games Beat Sheet — HERE.
I recommend you print it out. It’s not short. This beat sheet is an expanded version of what usually appears at a first pass in the story development cycle.
As one plans a story, the beat sheet contains a lot of simple bare-bones bullets (like, “intro hero here, showing her in her crappy day job“), and then as the scene crystalizes in the author’s mind, the bullet expands into a description of not only the mission of the scene, but of the content and treatment (the means of fulfilling the mission), as well.
This latter version — because I was working backwards from a fully realized story — is very much the latter.
It does include identification of the HOOK… PLOT POINTS… PINCH POINTS… MID-POINT… and associated underlying story physics/forces in play. I’ll be elaborating more on all this in the series, but it’s called out clearly in this Beat Sheet.
If you’re into this, if you loved the book and/or the film, and you want to go deep, I encourage you to make some time to check this out. You’ll want to reference it as we go forward, too.