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

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

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By (author) Robert McKee, Read by Robert McKee

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  • Publisher: HarperCollins
  • Format: CD-Audio | 5 pages
  • Dimensions: 135mm x 146mm x 20mm | 150g
  • Publication date: 25 January 2006
  • Publication City/Country: New York
  • ISBN 10: 0060856181
  • ISBN 13: 9780060856182
  • Edition: Abridged
  • Edition statement: abridged edition
  • Sales rank: 89,608

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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 cliches. 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 mechanics of screenwriting and is packed with examples from such film classics as Casablanca and Chinatown. Then, scene by sequence by act, he illuminates the principles of story design that take a writer's vision to brilliant realization. Story elevates the craft of screenwriting to an art form. Take it from the pros; if you're serious about your writing, this is the audio that will help you to get your story from page to screen.

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