Storytelling Strategies: Fruitvale Station vs. Blake Snyder
"I realize it is fully possible to stretch the definitions of the twelve stages to make the scheme fit the story that emerges from Fruitvale Station, but the deeper problem is a creative one: could a writer, setting out to write a story based on the incident in question (the murder of Grant in Oakland in 2008) and armed with those twelve stages, have possibly come up with the script that wound up getting greenlit and shot? And if not, isn’t that a huge loss suffered by using the approach?"
Gulino, Paul Joseph. Storytelling Strategies: Fruitvale Station vs. Blake Snyder. Script Magazine. 8/12/2013. Online. https://scriptmag.com/features/storytelling-strategies-fruitvale-station-vs-blake-snyder
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This article was originally published in Script Magazine in August 2013.