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Story by Robert McKee
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Mar 11, 2009

it was amazing
Recommended for: lovers of stories and movies
Read in January, 2006 , read count: 3

everything from robert mc kee "story" workshop but without the profanity! "story" offers a view of "good story, well told" and how it can be archived. aspiring screenwriters, playwrights, novelists, watercooler raconteurs or cinephile should have a copy or in their writing toolbox. if you can't afford spending 3 days at the feet of mc kee learning the art of story, this is the next best thing. (you'll miss the amazing 6 hour scene by scene analysis of casablanca, but, you won't have to sit in an auditorium for 10 hours a day either.) beware! you may still wandering down that path to bask in the shadow of mc kee's eyebrows, listening to his entertaining lectures but you won't be furiously scratching illegible notes. even if you never plan to put pen to paper, this book is chock-ful-o-insight and lists of films that should not be missed. mr. mckee does exactly what he implores his students to do in this book - he "writes the truth"
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