In Story, McKee expands on the concepts he teaches in his $450 seminars (considered a must by industry insiders), providing listeners 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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"The man speaks, and people start to take furious notes; he is now the undisputed screenwriting king." (Newsday)
I would listen to Story again. McKee speaks volumes of sense about the principles of writing for the big screen. Any writer can benefit from being reminded of these periodically by such an expert as this.
His worldly knowledge of the subject.
informative, insightful, leading
It was a conversational tone, which was like talking to the teacher.....
The audiobook was purchase in addition to the regular book because it was affordable, the book is clear and open as far as the writing technique is concerned. I think it wood be a great addition to any library
James Lewis, American voice actor with the everyday voice. Friendly, trustworthy, authoritative.
McKee spells out in clear detail the most effective way to approach a screenplay. He spares no holy cows as he ruthlessly tells us what's right and what's wrong in our approach.
The content of this book is great. There's a reason this was the first to come up when I searched for books on screenwriting. However, tread carefully. The chapters of this book are not organized correctly, they cut in the middle of the book's chapters and quickly transition between chapters without notifying the listener. I would recommend looking up a table of contents for the actual book and following along, so you have a better idea of which subjects are being discussed.
No. Glad to have the few tips I got but a lot of data for a few good tips.
It was comparable to Strunk & White's "The Elements of Style" in how it presented a lot of its info. I could hear "Use fewer scenes" echoing through the class room.
It was easy to listen to.
To use fewer scenes shots to convey an idea. Let the viewer put some of it together in their minds.
As an artist I find myself, often, with incomplete works. Most of the time I've found it's been due to a lack of knowledge. There are missing connections to the dots. Professionals who share their secrets are invaluable to me, and Robert is no exception. Thanks Rob!
As someone who wasn't a fan of breaking down the meaning behind stories during class (I always questioned how would we truly know what the writer was thinking and why they did X) I believe with the knowledge gleaned from the book I would have at least enjoyed discussing books a lot more in terms of motifs and structure for how the stories were written. This book does a great job of explaining a concept in a way rarely discussed, and thus makes it interesting.
Several great insights about screenwriting, though much of it I've heard before, and more comprehensively, in other works. [AUDIBLE]
Useful, fun, well researched, clear, and brief ; anyone looking to tell a story in any form, from business plan to epic move, could use this book.
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