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Dialogue Audiobook

Dialogue: The Art of Verbal Action for Page, Stage, and Screen

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Publisher's Summary

The long-awaited follow-up to the perennially best-selling writers' guide Story, from the most sought-after expert in the art of storytelling.

Robert McKee's popular writing workshops have earned him an international reputation. The list of alumni with Oscars runs off the page. The cornerstone of his program is his singular book, Story, which has defined how we talk about the art of story creation.

Now, in Dialogue, McKee offers the same in-depth analysis for how characters speak on the screen, on the stage, and on the page in believable and engaging ways. From Macbeth to Breaking Bad, McKee deconstructs key scenes to illustrate the strategies and techniques of dialogue.

Dialogue applies a framework of incisive thinking to instruct the prospective writer on how to craft artful, impactful speech. Famous McKee alumni include Peter Jackson, Jane Campion, Geoffrey Rush, Paul Haggis, the writing team for Pixar, and many others.

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio.

©2016 Robert McKee (P)2016 Hachette Audio

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    Versh 08-09-16
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    "Concise and Full filling"

    McKee hits all the angles with wit and insight, this book is a course that doesn't waste time. There's a tremendous amount of clarity, especially illustrative with fully acted examples. A must - read for all writers.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Semyon 07-19-16
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    "An impressive follow-up to McKee's book Story"

    The book will help you better understand the craft. It inspires to take a deeper look at our own work and work of others.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    JWBear 11-17-16
    JWBear 11-17-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Every Writer's Need"

    Clear, direct, and concise. This is a book every writer should read and have in their personal library. Listening gave an added depth to the book. Overall, simply one of the best and most helpful books on the writing craft I've read.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer Texas, USA 10-24-16
    Amazon Customer Texas, USA 10-24-16 Member Since 2014

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    "The Best Book on Writing I have ever read."

    Engrossing filled with detail beats, dialogue, scenes, positive emotional dialogue and negative to make beats, ending with a scene. Subscript, hidden in the dialogue to make the scene and story real and emotional to the audiance/reader. I've read it twice and will read it again soon.

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    manuspeter Panorama City, CA, United States 07-12-16
    manuspeter Panorama City, CA, United States 07-12-16 Member Since 2016

    I direct TV commercials.

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    ""Dialogue" is "Audible!""
    If you could sum up Dialogue in three words, what would they be?

    Highly practical stuff.


    What other book might you compare Dialogue to and why?

    I would say "The Art of Dramatic Writing," because Dialogue by McKee talks about core concepts of drama in simple ways.


    What does Robert McKee bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Authority.


    What’s an idea from the book that you will remember?

    "Every text condenses a subtext!" Just brilliant!


    Any additional comments?

    As a working TVC director, I immediately put Mckee's advice into use. It is very practical. I'm going to listen a second time now...it's so good!

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    Josiah 12-05-16
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    "The Class you Wish you took in Writing"

    I learned more about storytelling, dialogue, and characterization from this audiobook than any writing course I have taken.

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    "Annoying Static Sound With Increased Speed."

    The content of the book is a solid 10/10.

    The audio recording has a serious flaw. There is a noticeable static when trying to listen to the recording faster than 1.0 speed. The static is like listening to the book while someone brushes your ear with a feather. Very distracting.

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    pedritogaby 09-15-16
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    "love it"

    this is a greate book, it's becomeing my favorite book , I must listen to it again right now

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    xin 08-29-16
    xin 08-29-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Not as good as Story"

    I am a big fan of his book, the story. But somewhat upset about this one. It spends too much time analyzing each of the dialogue. And some of the examples he uses is not very convincing.

    0 of 2 people found this review helpful

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