Story: Style, Structure, Substance, and the Principles of Screenwriting (Google eBook)

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Harper Collins, Sep 28, 2010 - Performing Arts - 480 pages
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Robert McKee's screenwriting workshops have earned him an international reputation for inspiring novices, refining works in progress and putting major screenwriting careers back on track. Quincy Jones, Diane Keaton, Gloria Steinem, Julia Roberts, John Cleese and David Bowie are just a few of his celebrity alumni. Writers, producers, development executives and agents all flock to his lecture series, praising it as a mesmerizing and intense learning experience.

In Story, McKee expands on the concepts he teaches in his $450 seminars (considered a must by industry insiders), providing readers with the most comprehensive, integrated explanation of the craft of writing for the screen. No one better understands how all the elements of a screenplay fit together, and no one is better qualified to explain the "magic" of story construction and the relationship between structure and character than Robert McKee.

  

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Good structure, and helpful tips - Goodreads
He emphasizes the use of conflict to forward a plot. - Goodreads
Phenomenal. The lost art of storytelling. - Goodreads
Simply put: one of the best books on writing out there. - Goodreads
This book gave me several really helpful insights. - Goodreads
Yet this book provides no definitive recipes. - Goodreads

Review: Story: Style, Structure, Substance, and the Principles of Screenwriting

User Review  - Mi - Goodreads

A fantastic book that breaks down the art of writing screenplays. Highly recommended for anyone who wants to improve their screen writing skills. Read full review

Review: Story: Style, Structure, Substance, and the Principles of Screenwriting

User Review  - Kurt Zisa - Goodreads

Nice look into screenwriting and the process involved. Some example are incorrect or skewed though. Read full review

Contents

Section 1
3
Section 2
11
Section 3
29
Section 4
31
Section 5
57
Section 6
67
Section 7
79
Section 8
100
Section 16
208
Section 17
233
Section 18
252
Section 19
285
Section 20
288
Section 21
303
Section 22
317
Section 23
334

Section 9
110
Section 10
123
Section 11
135
Section 12
151
Section 13
181
Section 14
193
Section 15
195
Section 24
346
Section 25
374
Section 26
380
Section 27
388
Section 28
410
Section 29
418
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About the author (2010)

Robert McKee teaches his 3Story Structure2 class annually to sold out auditoriums in Los Angeles, New York, London and film capitals throughout the world. A Fulbright Scholar, this award-winning film and television writer has also served as project and talent development consultant to major production companies such as Tri-Star and Golden Harvest Films. He lives in Los Angeles and Cornwall, England.

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