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


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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.

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Style, Structure, Substance, and the Principles of Screenwriting
McKee, Robert
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