Thursday, 15 July 2010

Event Horizon - Beat Sheet











1. OPENING IMAGE (1)

A meteor flying towards us, the sun distant in the background.

2. THEME STATED (5)

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3. SET UP (1-10)

The ship's situation, the main characters in broad strokes, they are on a rescue mission. Sam Neill's character is not one of them and is linked to the ship. He is very troubled.

4. CATLAYST (12)

They arrive at the Event Horizon and come out of hyper sleep.

5. DEBATE (12-25)

Is there anybody to save?

6. BREAK INTO TWO (25)

They board the ship safely. All crew onboard are dead.

7. B STORY (30)

One of the crew members is hurt.

8. FUN AND GAMES (30-55)

As they try to fix the ship they are haunted and terrorised. The ship begins to do things on its own.

9. MIDPOINT (55)

They decide they have to leave.

10. BAD GUYS CLOSE IN (55-75)

The Lewis and Clark is destroyed. The Event Horizon has been to Hell and most of the crew are dead.

11. ALL IS LOST (75)

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12. DARK NIGHT OF THE SOUL (75-85)

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13. BREAK INTO THREE (85)

They decide to blow up the passageway between the two sections of the ship.

14. FINALE (85-110)

Confrontation with Weir.

15. FINAL IMAGE (110)

Door closing like a hatch.

VERDICT

The first half of the film seems to adhere to the beat sheet a little better than the second half. This seems to be a recurring trait in 'Monster in the House' genre films. The dark night of the soul gets lost amongst all the death going on anyway.

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