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Dialogue: The Art of Verbal Action for Page, Stage, and Screen

Dialogue: The Art of Verbal Action for Page, Stage, and Screen
Your Price: $43.95 CDN
Author: Robert McKee
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
Format: Hardcover
# of Pages: 336
Pub. Date: 2016
ISBN-10: 1455591912
ISBN-13: 9781455591916

About the Book:

The long-awaited follow-up to the perennially bestselling writers' guide Story, from the most sought-after expert in the art of storytelling.

Robert McKee's popular writing workshops have earned him an international reputation. The list of alumni with Oscars runs off the page. The cornerstone of his program is his singular book, Story, which has defined how we talk about the art of story creation.

Now, in Dialogue, renowned story expert Robert McKee offers the same in-depth analysis for how characters speak on the screen, on the stage, and on the page in believable and engaging ways. From Macbeth to Breaking Bad, McKee deconstructs key scenes to illustrate the strategies and techniques of dialogue. Dialogue applies a framework of incisive thinking to instruct the prospective writer on how to craft artful, impactful speech. Robert McKee has also trained the top tier of creative and entertainment royalty, with alumni including Russell Brand, Jon Cleese, Peter Jackson, Geoffrey Rush, Meg Ryan, Julia Roberts, John Rivers, Kirk Douglas, John Cleese, William Goldman, Ed Saxon, the writing team for Pixar, and many others.

What people say:

"Writing dialogue is a challenging art. McKee's book Dialogue is a great tool for writers." — John Lasseter, Chief Creative Officer, Pixar and Walt Disney Animation Studios

"Dialogue is a masterwork. There's nothing harder to teach. Now this book exists. McKee has written an essential book akin to The Elements of Style for all writers." — Margaret Nagle, winner of the Writer's Guild Award, Emmy NAACP, Golden Globe, and Pen

"I used to think great dialogue couldn't be taught. You either had an ear for it or you didn't. That was before I read McKee's Dialogue. He's a wizard at explaining the unexplainable." — Sarah Treem, writer/producer, co-creator and showrunner of Golden Globe-winning TV series The Affair, winner of the Writers Guild of America Award and Emmy Award nominee

About the Author:

Robert McKee is a renowned American lecturer on the principles of story telling. He has dedicated his career to teaching major media and literature celebrities inspirational storytelling for cinema, television and other fields requiring creative writing. Collectively, alumni from his courses have tallied 200 Oscar nominations and 60 Oscar wins between them. They have gone on to be nominated for over 1,000 Emmys, and have scooped up 50 of them. They also share 50 DGA wins from 100 nominations, and 100 WGA wins to go with 250 nominations.

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