Dialogue by Robert Mckee
The Art of Verbal Action for Page, Stage, and Screen

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“This book,” he claims, “explores the forms that underlie dialogue but never proposes formulae for writing it.” Nevertheless, exercises and abundant examples provide much guidance in giving voice to characters. A rich and useful companion for practicing writers.
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The long-awaited follow-up to the perennially bestselling writers' guide Story, from the most sought-after expert in the art of storytelling.

Robert McKee's popular writing workshops have earned him an international reputation. The list of alumni with Oscars runs off the page. The cornerstone of his program is his singular book, Story, which has defined how we talk about the art of story creation.

Now, in DIALOGUE, McKee offers the same in-depth analysis for how characters speak on the screen, on the stage, and on the page in believable and engaging ways. From Macbeth to Breaking Bad, McKee deconstructs key scenes to illustrate the strategies and techniques of dialogue. DIALOGUE applies a framework of incisive thinking to instruct the prospective writer on how to craft artful, impactful speech. Famous McKee alumni include Peter Jackson, Jane Campion, Geoffrey Rush, Paul Haggis, the writing team for Pixar, and many others.

 

About Robert Mckee

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Robert McKee teaches his 3Story Structure2 class annually to sold out auditoriums in Los Angeles, New York, London and film capitals throughout the world. A Fulbright Scholar, this award-winning film and television writer has also served as project and talent development consultant to major production companies such as Tri-Star and Golden Harvest Films. He lives in Los Angeles and Cornwall, England.
 
Published July 12, 2016 by Twelve. 303 pages
Genres: Education & Reference, Humor & Entertainment, Arts & Photography, Literature & Fiction. Non-fiction
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on Apr 30 2016

“This book,” he claims, “explores the forms that underlie dialogue but never proposes formulae for writing it.” Nevertheless, exercises and abundant examples provide much guidance in giving voice to characters. A rich and useful companion for practicing writers.

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