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Story : substance, structure, style, and the principles of screenwriting

By: McKee, Robert

Part of the Meuthen film classics series
0413715604 / 9780413715609
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United Kingdom
22 cm [xi], 466p.
general  Learn More postgraduate research & professional undergraduate
Reprint. Originally published: U.S.: Regan; London: Methuen, 1998.

Structure is Character. Characters are what they do. Story events impact the characters and the characters impact events.

Actions and reactions create revelation and insight, opening the door to a meaningful emotional experience for the audience.

Story is what elevates a film, a novel, a play, or teleplay, transforming a good work into a great one.

Movie-making in particular is a collaborative endeavour - requiring great skill and talent by the entire cast, crew and creative team - but the screenwriter is the only original artist on a film.

Everyone else - the actors, directors, cameramen, production designers, editors, special effects wizards and so on - are interpretive artists, trying to bring alive the world, the events and the characters that the writer has invented and created.

Robert McKee's STORY is a comprehensive and superbly organized exploration of all elements, from the basics to advanced concepts.

It is a practical course, presenting new perspectives on the craft of storytelling, not just for the screenwriter but for the novelist, playwright, journalist and non-fiction writers of all types.


APFA Film theory & criticism, FA Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

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