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STORY Substance, Structure, Style, and the Principles of Screenwriting

by | Read by Robert McKee

Contemporary Culture • 6 hrs. • Abridged • © 2005

McKee, who reads his own book of advice for aspiring screenwriters, has given seminars based on this material. In an expansive, occasionally lecturing, tone the author addresses the principal ingredients of good screenwriting and amply illustrates his points with examples from classic films to modern ones, which is interesting. McKee sounds a bit lofty at times, and it's impossible to avoid the feeling that you're being warned about errors you're going to make anyway. However, McKee's advice is very apt and given in an interesting way: as though he is on a spot-lit stage delivering a well-polished presentation to a group of aspiring writers, among whom you are one. J.C.G. © AudioFile 2006, Portland, Maine [Published: JUN/ JUL 06]



Trade Ed. • Harper Audio • 2005

CD ISBN 0060856181 $29.95 • Five CDs

DD ISBN 9780061146534 $20.97

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