Robert McKee explains the state of story today, and how writers committed to studying the craft can take advantage of this.
Robert McKee teaches the dangers of banality, and how moments with no meaning risk undermining your story.
The enmity between Mary and Elizabeth becomes a kind of legal argument that drags on for 40 years. Scenes are thinly disguised prosecution v defense debates over whose queenship is legitimate.
Robert McKee explains the difficulties of writing treatments, how much freedom writers actually have and when you should think about subtext.
Robert McKee teaches the different dimensional requirements of Crime / Thriller protagonists, with reference to SHERLOCK HOLMES and MR BROOKS.
This excellent film merges the Heist (one of the fourteen subgenres of Crime) with subplots of Social Drama, Political Drama and Domestic Drama and uses this mix of genres to revitalize tired conventions.
Robert McKee discusses the difficulties of producing truly excellent writing and the history of this common problem.
Robert McKee teaches how “impossible” stories aren’t necessarily “unbelievable”.
Robert McKee teaches the benefits and pitfalls of delaying your Inciting Incident, with reference to KISS OF THE SPIDER WOMAN and THE SIXTH SENSE.
McKee discusses the benefits of planning your story and the dangers of “the Vesuvius school of writing”.