Story: Substance, Structure, Style, and the Principles of Screenwriting
For more than 15 years, Robert McKee's students have been taking Hollywood's top honors. His “Story Seminar” is the world's ultimate seminar for screenwriters, filmmakers, and novelists.
Now, Robert McKee's Story: Substance, Structure, Style, and the Principles of Screenwriting reveals the award-winning methods of the man universally regarded as the world's premier teacher on screenwriting and story. With Hollywood and publishing companies paying record sums for great stories, and audiences clamoring for originality, McKee's Story gives you the strategies you need to win the war on clichés.
Story is about form, not formula. McKee's insights cut to the hidden sources of storytelling, the decisive differences between mediocrity and excellence.
It goes well beyond the essential mechanics of screenwriting and is packed with examples from such film classics as “Casablanca” and “Chinatown.” Then, scene by sequence by act, he illuminates the principles of story design that take a writer's vision to brilliant realization. Story elevates the craft of screenwriting to an art form.
Take it from the pros; if you're serious about your writing, this is the thing that will help you get your story from page to screen.
- Publisher: ReganBooks
- Date available: 01/01/2010
- Publication date: 12/16/1997
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Meet the Author: Robert McKee
Robert McKee, a Fulbright Scholar, is among the most widely known screenwriting lecturers. He teaches an entertaining, inspiring and information packed 4-day, 32-hour intensive class to sold-out audiences around the world. McKee’s former students include 36 Academy Award winners, 164 Academy Award Nominations, 164 Emmy Award winners, 500 Emmy Award Nominations, 29 WGA Award winners, 77 WGA Award Nominations, and 16 DGA Award winners, Pulitzer prizes, and Whitbread prizes.
McKee continues to be a project consultant to major film and television production companies such as 20th Century Fox, Disney, Paramount, MTV, as well as to major software firm...