A study of exemplary stories pushed from the past.
Robert McKee discusses trying to get your script made independently, agents and the subject of taste and judgement.
Robert McKee discusses the pros and cons of straightforward, ironic, ambiguous and open endings.
Robert McKee discusses clichés, false storytelling, and why certain stories do not travel between cultures.
With THE SHAPE OF WATER, Guillermo del Toro has simply recycled his previous hit into a clichéd, toothless echo.
Robert McKee discusses a unique form of writer’s block, and the difficulty in knowing when your story is finished.
What makes this film exceptional is McDonagh’s insight into the human psyche and the new twist he puts on an ancient subject.
Robert McKee discusses how to balance your time between writing and research, and being wary of using research as procrastination.
Knowing your climax can help create well structured long-form writing such as BREAKING BAD.
Robert McKee on how to deal with dialogue when planning out your story beats and turning points in a treatment.
What are the most common misunderstandings first-time screenwriters have about screenplays?