25 Books to Read Before You Die
 
 

Recently Viewed clear list


The Powell's Playlist | August 8, 2014

Peter Mendelsund: IMG The Powell's Playlist: Water Music by Peter Mendelsund



We "see" when we read, and we "see" when we listen. There are many ways in which music can create the cross-sensory experience of this seeing...... Continue »
  1. $11.87 Sale Trade Paper add to wish list

spacer

This item may be
out of stock.

Click on the button below to search for this title in other formats.


Check for Availability
Add to Wishlist

This title in other editions

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

by

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

 

Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

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.

Table of Contents

Pt. 1. The writer and the art of story — 1. The story problem — Pt. 2. The elements of story — 2. The structure spectrum — 3. Structure and setting — 4. Structure and genre — 5. Structure and character — 6. Structure and meaning — Pt. 3. The principles of story design — 7. The substance of story — 8. The inciting incident — 9. Act design — 10. Scene design — 11. Scene analysis — 12. Composition — 13. Crisis, climax, resolution — Pt. 4. The writer at work — 14. The principle of antagonism — 15. Exposition — 16. Problems and solutions — 17. Character — 18. The text — 19. A writer's method.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780062039828
Subtitle:
Style, Structure, Substance, and the Principles of Screenwriting
Publisher:
HarperCollins
Author:
McKee, Robert
Publication Date:
20100928
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
480

Related Subjects

Arts and Entertainment » Film and Television » Screenwriting

Story: Style, Structure, Substance, and the Principles of Screenwriting
0 stars - 0 reviews
$ In Stock
Product details 480 pages HarperCollins - English 9780062039828 Reviews:
spacer
spacer
  • back to top
Follow us on...




Powell's City of Books is an independent bookstore in Portland, Oregon, that fills a whole city block with more than a million new, used, and out of print books. Shop those shelves — plus literally millions more books, DVDs, and gifts — here at Powells.com.