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Story : Substance, Structure, Style and the Principles of Screenwriting - Robert McKee

Story

Substance, Structure, Style and the Principles of Screenwriting

Paperback Published: January 1999
ISBN: 9780413715609
Number Of Pages: 480

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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.

Story deciphers the guiding structural principles that animate every classical and award-winning film, ranging from Citizen Kane through to modern acclaimed works like The English Patient.

Industry Reviews

"'In difficult periods of writing, particularly with structure, I often turn to Robert McKee's wonderful book, Story, for guidance.' Dominic Dunne, author of Another City, Not My Own and The Two Mrs Grenvilles * 'stimulating, innovative, refreshingly practical.' Lawrence Kasdan, screenwriter, director of The Accidental Tourist, The Big Chill, Body Heat and The Empire Strikes Back * 'McKee is the arch defender of story: his book is a revelation.' Griffin Dunne, screenwriter, director, producer of After Hours, Addicted to Love, Running on Empty and Chilly Scenes of Winter * 'Since I first attended Robert McKee's course, I have sold four screenplays and two novels. I could not have done so without the wisdom and inspiration he provided.' Tim Willcocks, novelist / screenwriter of Bad City Blues, Green River Rising and Swept from the Sea"

ISBN: 9780413715609
ISBN-10: 0413715604
Series: Methuen Film
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 480
Published: January 1999
Publisher: Methuen Publishing Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.6 x 13.5  x 3.6
Weight (kg): 0.57

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