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

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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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Paperback. Pub the Date: January. 2006 Pages: 304 in Publisher by: HarperCollins Publishers 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 clichs.Story is about form. not formula. McKee's insights cut to the hidden sources of storytelling. the decisive differences between mediocrity and excellence.This audio goes well beyond the essential mechan...

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..". stimulating, innovative, refreshingly practical."-- Lawrence Kasdan, Director"McKee is the Stanislavski of writing."-- Dennis Dugan, Writer, NYPD Blue"In difficult periods of writing, I often turn to Robert McKee's wonderful book for guidance"-- Dominick Dunne, Novelist"to the people who write, direct and produce for Hollywood - or desperately wish they did - Bob McKee is a cross between E. F. Hutton and Sun Myung Moon. The man speaks, and people start to take furious notes - he is now the undisputed screenwriting king... for the legendary screenwriting boot camp that he runs. Thirty-thousand aspiring screenwriters have already taken McKee's 30-hour, three-day course..."-- "Newsday"[Story is]an excellent instruction manual on the craft of storytelling.""Austin American-Statesman..".the best guide on writing you can find."Laurence Chollet, "The Record, Northern New Jersey

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