At a Glance
  • Legendary book on the principles of storytelling for the screen
  • Provides a clear vision of form, not formula, as the key to dynamic screenwriting
  • McKee’s character vs. characterization and problem/solution insights will change the way you write

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 clichés.


Story is about form, not formula. McKee's insights cut to the hidden sources of storytelling, the decisive differences between mediocrity and excellence.


It 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. Storyelevates the craft of screenwriting to an art form.


Take it from the pros; if you're serious about your writing, this is the thing that will help you get your story from page to screen.


Product Details
  • Publisher: ReganBooks
  • Date available: 01/01/2010
  • Publication date: 12/16/1997
  • Return policy: 30 days