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

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Harper Collins, Nov 25, 1997 - 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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User Review  - Paul_S - LibraryThing

There's a lot of shouting at young people but I have no interest in screen writing so I don't mind that much. It's all very preachy and the author is very sure of his rules despite them being so vague ... Read full review

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User Review  - JoniMFisher - LibraryThing

A screenwriter's Bible, this tome deconstructs and explains all aspects of story and storytelling. Though originally designed for screenwriters, any writer of stories in any form can learn from this book. Excellent reference book as well. 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 (1997)

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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