This book by Robert McKee is a guide to writing screenplays. It covers the four essential principles of screenwriting: substance, structure, style, and how to bring your story to life. McKee also provides examples from famous films to illustrate his points. If you’re interested in learning about this creative art form, then this book is for you.
For who is this book for ?
This book is for anyone who wants to learn about screenwriting. It covers the basics of what makes a good screenplay, from substance and structure to style and how to bring your story to life. McKee provides examples from famous films throughout the book so you can see his points in action.
- It is a comprehensive guide to screenwriting that covers the four essential principles
- It provides illustrative examples from famous films
- It is written by an expert in the field
- It can be dense and hard to follow
- It’s expensive
- Not everyone will find it interesting
Learn more about the author
Robert McKee is a screenwriter, lecturer, and author who has taught his iconic story seminar to Hollywood professionals for more than two decades. His lectures have been turned into the popular video program STORY: Substance, Structure, Style and the Principles of Screenwriting.
“Story is a must read for anyone who wants to write screenplays. Robert McKee provides clear and concise instructions on how to create an effective story structure that will engage your audience. This book is filled with examples from classic films, which makes it easy to understand the concepts being taught.”
“If you’re at all interested in screenwriting, Story is a must-read. Robert McKee covers the principles of story structure and storytelling with clarity and insight, using examples from classic films to illustrate his points. If you’re looking for a step-by-step guide on how to write a screenplay, this isn’t it – but that’s not what McKee set out to do. He provides an in-depth exploration of the art of screenwriting, delving into what makes stories work and why we respond emotionally to certain narratives. This is one book no aspiring screenwriter should be without.”
“This book is a must for anyone who wants to write screenplays. Robert McKee’s insights and analysis of substance, structure, style, and the principles of screenwriting are invaluable. The examples from famous films make this guide an enjoyable read as well.”
“This is a fantastic book for anyone interested in screenwriting. McKee’s principles are clearly explained and supported by examples from well-known films. The writing style is engaging, making the reading experience enjoyable as well as informative.”