This courtroom drama delivers a fine reworking of the Open Mystery. We know who committed the murder but not why. The storytelling builds curiosity by making us guess between at least six different whys and the possibility of innocence.
Robert McKee discusses how in spite of the occasional great film (in this case IRON MAN 3) the best writing can now be found on television.
McKee suggests how writers can re-inspire themselves and persevere with their craft in the face of rejection and failure.
McKee discusses how storytellers should approach character arcs and levels of conflict when writing for television.
Robert McKee discusses the difference between ‘fact’ in documentaries and ‘truth’ in fiction, with reference to great works such as EXIT THROUGH THE GIFT SHOP and ROGER AND ME.
If Oscar Wilde diddled Noel Coward (or the other way round), this show would be their great great grandchild.
The chart topping singer/songwriter, author and record label owner discusses his influences, approach to writing and what we can learn from FORREST GUMP.
McKee discusses the order of importance of Aristotle’s 6 dramatic elements when applied to media such as film and novels.
Robert McKee discusses designing your character’s dimensions with reference to Shakespeare’s Othello.
Robert McKee discusses what to look out for when studying the stories within your genre, with reference to BUTCH CASSIDY AND THE SUNDANCE KID.