McKee discusses the conventions of the Love Story and its similarities and differences with the Buddy Salvation story.
From GET OUT to IT, cinema is experiencing a resurgence of Horror…
To McKee, stories—and sharing how to tell them well—are as essential as breathing. “I will do this as long as I can speak. If I had a religion, it would be art in general and storytelling in particular.”
Myth versus fiction. GAME OF THRONES merges these political extremes into one ingeniously massive yarn.
Robert McKee discusses how to use subplots to enhance the pacing of your story.
ATOMIC BLONDE bombs for many reasons, but the ABCs are: (A) a false financial premise, (B) a catalogue of clichés, and (C) inept execution of genre convention.
From its screenplay through its casting and on out to its camera work, this bare-knuckled psycho-thriller employs compelling counterpoint techniques to sharpen both meaning and emotion.
Robert McKee discusses the dreaded phenomenon of writer’s block and suggests some strategies for overcoming it.
Thinking of adapting a novel to the screen? If so, don’t miss MY COUSIN RACHEL. This suspenseful summertime treat offers an excellent case study of a brilliantly told novel skillfully escorted from page to screen by writer/director Roger Michell.
Robert McKee explains how giving your character a choice is a crucial component of creating compelling drama.
Robert McKee recounts the true story of when he visited Paddy Chayefsky’s writing room.
Robert McKee explains why sooner or later you’re going to need to grasp your story’s controlling idea.