Robert McKee discusses the romanticism of creativity and teaches how destructive and limiting it can be to a writer’s education.
Robert McKee addresses a common complaint about Oscar-nominated screenplays, and discusses the relative scarcity of works of supreme quality.
Robert McKee teaches the importance of writing your ideas down, and why its dangerous keeping rewrites in your head.
Robert McKee teaches the benefits and dangers of allowing supporting characters to draw more empathy than your protagonist.
Robert McKee teaches the difference between excessive dialogue and character talk that serves an essential purpose in story.
Robert McKee discusses the process a director might use when implementing image systems, and how ultimately they are embedded in the story by the writer.
Robert teaches the importance of subtlety when creating image systems, and how writers can best judge their own work.
Robert McKee discusses what writers can do to see their image system fully realized in a completed film.
Robert McKee teaches practical ways writers can test whether their image systems are working.
Robert McKee highlights the most common mistakes a horror writer can make to undermine their story.
Robert McKee explains how horror affects character change, and how that might play out in long-form storytelling.
Robert teaches how writers can layer subtext underneath a cliché in order to make the line work.