Robert McKee discusses what to look out for when studying the stories within your genre, with reference to BUTCH CASSIDY AND THE SUNDANCE KID.
McKee discusses the difficulty in remaining objective about your writing.
Robert McKee is asked how artists such as Quentin Tarantino and Dennis Hopper became successful without a formal writing education.
Robert McKee discusses why comedic characters don’t need to change, using BRIDESMAIDS as a key example.
Robert McKee discusses how despite the violence used in SOUTH PARK, the comedic principle remains intact.
Robert McKee discusses the 1983 film TENDER MERCIES and how the forces of antagonism plague the protagonist, pushing him to the end of the line.
Robert McKee discusses the key factors to consider when designing the major dramatic question of your TV series.
Robert McKee discusses trying to get your script made independently, agents and the subject of taste and judgement.
Robert McKee discusses the pros and cons of straightforward, ironic, ambiguous and open endings.
Robert McKee discusses clichés, false storytelling, and why certain stories do not travel between cultures.
Robert McKee discusses a unique form of writer’s block, and the difficulty in knowing when your story is finished.