Robert McKee teaches why it takes time for artists to express deep changes in society through their art.
Robert McKee dispels the romantic notion of characters thinking for themselves and highlights the importance of the writer being in control of their creativity.
Robert McKee discusses the pros and cons of straightforward, ironic, ambiguous and open endings.
Robert McKee teaches the difference between Suspense and Dramatic Irony, and how a writer might use each to their advantage.
Robert McKee explains the subtle brilliance of NO COUNTRY FOR OLD MEN and UP IN THE AIR, and why their often misinterpreted endings work so well.
Robert McKee teaches how the inclusion of historical events can affect the budget, but not necessarily the pace, of your story.
Robert McKee teaches the importance of writers asking themselves “Why?” when making story decisions.
Robert McKee teaches the dangers of attempting to write a script before your story is ready.
Robert McKee teaches the relationship between image systems and empathy.
Robert McKee teaches how to use the principle of the Controlling Idea in relation to the values at stake in a television series.
Robert McKee teaches how writers should deal with inner conflict when writing for the theater, novels or film.
Robert McKee teaches the benefits and dangers of breaking storytelling principles, with reference to the Coen Brothers movie THE MAN WHO WASN’T THERE.