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Robert McKee explains how giving your character a choice is a crucial component of creating compelling drama.
Robert McKee recounts the true story of when he visited Paddy Chayefsky’s writing room.
Robert McKee explains why sooner or later you’re going to need to grasp your story’s controlling idea.
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Robert McKee explains how acting experience is an invaluable asset when writing for the screen.
Robert McKee discusses whether the audience or the characters need to be aware of the story’s spine of action.
Before she was Wonder Woman she was Diana, princess of the Amazons, trained warrior. When a pilot crashes and tells of conflict in the outside world, she leaves home to fight a war to end all wars, discovering her full powers and true destiny.
Robert McKee suggests that the masterful use of multiple image systems is what makes Polanski’s film CHINATOWN so powerful.
Maya Deren, the mother of the avant-garde cinema and its movement, greatly influenced some of the most respected filmmakers of our time.
In this short lesson, McKee explores the best way to keep an audience involved with the spine of action of a long-form TV series: character desire.
After a night of partying with a female stranger, a man wakes up to find her stabbed to death and is charged with her murder.