Robert McKee teaches the points a story must reach when the key value at stake is life and death.
Robert McKee explains the importance of the audience experiencing and understanding certain emotions, such as terror, through storytelling.
Robert McKee highlights how Hollywood accounts for only a fraction of the world’s storytelling.
Robert McKee explains how writers should not worry about trends and awards, but instead should focus on writing a good story.
Robert McKee teaches the nuances involved in creating an empathetic protagonist, with reference to THE SOPRANOS.
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.