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

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

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.

Title:Story: Substance, Structure, Style, and the Principles of Screenwriting
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9780060391683
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    Story: Substance, Structure, Style, and the Principles of Screenwriting Reviews

  • Hannah Greendale

    Click here to watch a video review of this book on my channel, From Beginning to Bookend. A superb book that illuminates the purpose of writing stories and the most effective approach to penning ta...

  • A.J.

    I think this is the first time where I read a book solely based off a scene in a movie. The scene can be found here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_VseQe...Lines like, "You cannot have a protagonist ...

  • Josh

    YES! It took me six months, but I finally, finished this bitch. The reason it took me six months was that Story is incredibly dense, and in the best possible way. If you want to understand what makes ...

  • Spencer Orey

    Excellent. Aimed at aspiring screenwriters but with a ton for everyone else too. It makes a strong argument about an approach to writing that's really clear and seems possible. There's a slightly date...

  • Trevor

    In a past life I did a professional writing degree for my undergraduate BA ÔÇô half of which was in script writing. I wish we had been taught the stuff that is contained in this book. This is such a g...

  • K.M. Weiland

    I can't believe it's taken me so long to read this book. I expected more of the same: structure, story elements, character tips. And those are certainly there. But Story actually deserves its tremendo...

  • Graeme Rodaughan

    Putting this re-read aside - other priorities - still an excellent book.This is the most useful book in my writing library. I literally read and reread this book until I had absorbed it's messages int...

  • Jerilyn Marler

    As a freelance editor of any type of writing, I am always searching for insight, wisdom, guidance, illumination about the many forms of writing that cross my desk. I'd heard about McKee's "Story" but ...

  • Ksenia Anske

    This is not a book. This is like a school in a book. A master's degree. The amount of notes I took got out of hand, so I decided to just outright buy it, to have it handy. The best parts are the scene...

  • Manuel AntŃo

    If you're into stuff like this, you can read the full review.Mach und Dach: "Story: Substance, Structure, Style, and the Principles of Screenwriting" by Robert McKee(Original review, 1997-11-30)Aristo...