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Story: Substance, Structure, Style and The Principles of Screenwriting (1997)
by Robert McKee
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very good ideas and really useful for writers, but quite a chore to read. ( )
Fundamental para todos los interesados en la creaci√≥n literaria, y concretamente en la redacci√≥n de un guion, este libro de Robert McKee es una vigorosa punta de lanza cuando el aspirante a guionista no sabe por d√≥nde comenzar en los intr√≠nsecos caminos para crear historias y personajes. Mckee escribe sobre los engranajes que mueven una historia, ejemplifica con guiones cl√°sicos sus lecciones, e incluso sugiere algunos ejercicios para que el lector articule una historia en 3 actos. Adem√°s de funcionar como un manual para la creaci√≥n, el texto ayuda al an√°lisis del guion de cada pel√≠cula visionada, enriqueciendo la experiencia. Gur√ļ de guionistas y artistas audiovisuales, el autor desmenuza las caracter√≠sticas de los g√©neros cinematogr√°ficos, redacta sobre la ambientaci√≥n y construcci√≥n de escenas, definiendo desde las primeras p√°ginas conceptos muy b√°sicos del guionismo, lo que vuelve al libro digerible, placentero y de segura consulta recurrente en el futuro.
Top 5 books out there on the craft! A soup-to-nuts guide to the art of storytelling, providing writers with unique insights into the principles of plot, character development, and dialogue. Using detailed analysis of successful films and literature, McKee offers timeless and invaluable advice for crafting engaging and meaningful stories that audiences fall in love with.
This book was hard going at first. Forgive me if a book aimed at helping writers loses some credibility for me if it's not well written. Nor did the in-your-face typography help. But I stuck with the book, and it taught me a lot about how to "read" a film: character (including text vs. subtext), value (or would it be clearer to call it valence?), inciting incident, turning points, challenges, crisis, climax, resolution. Perhaps I could have learned some of this from Aristotle, but he was even harder for me to read. And McKee earns one of the three points of my rating by his cameo in Adaptation.
Interesting analysis of principles of writing. Eventually becomes too specific to screenwriting to be of further use.
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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 clichö. Story is about form, not formula. McKee's insights cut to the hidden sources of storytelling, the decisive differences between mediocrity and excellence. This audio 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. Story elevates the craft of screenwriting to an art form. Take it from the pros; if you're serious about your writing, this is the audio that will help you to get your story from page to screen.
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Melvil Decimal System (DDC)808.23Literature By Topic Rhetoric and anthologies Rhetoric of drama Scriptwriting for film
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