Robert McKee discusses story as a metaphor for life, with reference to LITTLE MISS SUNSHINE.
The Oscars are here, so too are McKee’s predictions for this year’s big winners for Best Picture, Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Director and more…
Robert McKee teaches the difference between desire and need in characters, with reference to the film CARNAL KNOWLEDGE.
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.