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)
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
The information is fantastic but, Robert McKee's reading voice is a bit of a snooze. I found myself easily distracted like I was in an Earth Science lecture during my freshman year of college.
I've taken the seminar twice in the last 10 years. Read "Story" and worked it's lessons and techniques. This audiobook is indispensable McKee wisdom at your beck and call. It's a tool you use over and over, always finding new knowledge as your craft grows. Like a flathead screwdriver, you'll never stop using it.
This is a great work if you have interests in narrative and story. The design, forces and everything that makes a great work of art, as seen through centuries of wisdom.
A compassionate, deeply thought, deeply felt treatise on the structure of story. Would recommend to anyone - it stands alone as an interesting read - moments of scene analysis are fascinating.
For my convenience I own both audio & kindle versions of this book. For me they fill different functions. I don' t think either is better, it's really a matter of the reader's needs & preference. However, I find that the audio version of the book allows more versatility & flexibility than the kindle version. For example, I can listen as I drive or do dishes, an impossibility with any version I'd have to read myself.
The generous amount of usable information the author shared.
Hearing the book read by the author Robert McKee, is literally getting the story directly from the source exactly as he intended it should be provided for his audience.
I think I will apply the solutions Mr. McKee shared in the section entitled "Problems & Solutions."
If you are serious about writing, this is a book you'll want among your reference books.
This book is not only insightful, but a very entertaining read. It has all the elements of what would be a truly great novel, even though it is dealing with cold hard facts. Any novelist, playwright, or potential screenwriter will benefit from Mr McKee's work. To sum up: my POV (deep breath, sigh of appreciation) "Wow."
This audiobook would have gotten a perfect score had it not been for the fact that it's not the entire book!
Remember that he is just a teacher, take and leave some of the things he says. Its a great read and will set you on the right path, but this is not the gospel and shouldn't be taken as such. You should listen to Scriptnotes podcast as well, they are actually in the business, not just write about being in it.
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