Ok, I'm really into the Blake Snyder books at the moment. Just breezed through all 3 "Cat" books.

The Blake Snyder Beat Sheet calls for 15 beats. From that, 40 scenes are derived. And it is here I'm getting confused. For the typical 110-page screenplay, that means almost 3 pages per scene on average. I don't think I've ever written anything where my scene length averages 2.75 pages.

Or does he really mean 40 plot points, where any single plot point could be a scene or a sequence or a collection of scenes or a montage? The math seems off to me. What am I missing? Thoughts?

The Blake Snyder Beat Sheet calls for 15 beats. From that, 40 scenes are derived. And it is here I'm getting confused. For the typical 110-page screenplay, that means almost 3 pages per scene on average. I don't think I've ever written anything where my scene length averages 2.75 pages.

Or does he really mean 40 plot points, where any single plot point could be a scene or a sequence or a collection of scenes or a montage? The math seems off to me. What am I missing? Thoughts?

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