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

Author: Robert Mckee

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1455591920

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 352

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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, 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. Famous McKee alumni include Peter Jackson, Jane Campion, Geoffrey Rush, Paul Haggis, the writing team for Pixar, and many others.
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Author: MCKEE ROBERT

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780413777959

Category:

Page: 312

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DIALOGUE is the follow-up title to Robert McKee's hugely successful STORY. Divided into four sections (The Art of Dialogue, Flaws & Fixes, Creating Dialogue & Dialogue Design) Dialogue teaches how to craft effective speeches for characters. McKee uses scenes from classic films and television programmes such as Sideways, Casablanca, The Sopranos, Breaking Bad and Frasier to demonstrate how dialogue is constructed and develops and covers the range of dialogue used on page, stage and screen. Readers and students are shown how to ensure dialogue holds the reader's or audience's attention, how to 'time' dialogue and how to retain motivation and to provide productive information within dialogue. The skills outlined allow writers in all spheres to create effective and functional speech. McKee dispels a few myths and shows writers how to eradicate bad habits, use emotion correctly and to avoid 'empty' dialogue which leads a character and a story into the equivalent of a writing 'cul-de-sac'. An insightful work from an author whose guidance can enhance a writer's style and achievements.
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The Art of Verbal Action for Page, Stage, and Screen

Author: Robert Mckee

Publisher: Twelve

ISBN: 1455591920

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 352

View: 7631

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, 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. Famous McKee alumni include Peter Jackson, Jane Campion, Geoffrey Rush, Paul Haggis, the writing team for Pixar, and many others.
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The Art of Verbal Action for Page, Stage, and Screen

Author: Robert Mckee

Publisher: Twelve

ISBN: 9781455591916

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 336

View: 1940

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, 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. Famous McKee alumni include Peter Jackson, Jane Campion, Geoffrey Rush, Paul Haggis, the writing team for Pixar, and many others.
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Story-Driven Marketing in the Post-Advertising World

Author: Robert Mckee,Thomas Gerace

Publisher: Twelve

ISBN: 1455541974

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 256

View: 318

Based on the hottest, most in-demand seminar offered by the legendary story master Robert McKee -- STORYNOMICS translates the lessons of storytelling in business into economic and leadership success. Robert McKee's popular writing workshops have earned him an international reputation. The list of alumni with Academy Awards and Emmy Awards 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 STORYNOMICS, McKee partners with digital marketing expert and Skyword CEO Tom Gerace to map a path for brands seeking to navigate the rapid decline of interrupt advertising. After successfully guiding organizations as diverse as Samsung, Marriott International, Philips, Microsoft, Nike, IBM, and Siemens to transform their marketing from an ad-centric to story-centric approach, McKee and Gerace now bring this knowledge to business leaders and entrepreneurs alike. Drawing from dozens of story-driven strategies and case studies taken from leading B2B and B2C brands, STORYNOMICS demonstrates how original storytelling delivers results that surpass traditional advertising. How will brands and their customers connect in the future? STORYNOMICS provides the answer.
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Author: Tom Chiarella

Publisher: Story Press

ISBN: 9781884910326

Category: Reference

Page: 176

View: 3037

Whether you're writing an argument, a love scene, a powwow among sixth graders or scientists in a lab, this book demonstrates how to write dialogue that sounds authentic and original. &break;&break;You'll learn ways to find ideas for literary discussions by tuning in to what you hear every day. You'll learn to use gestures instead of speech, to insert silences that are as effective as outbursts, to add shifts in tone, and other strategies for making conversations more compelling. Nuts and bolts are covered, too - formatting, punctuation, dialogue tags - everything you need to get your characters talking.
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A Dialogue Workshop for Scriptwriters

Author: Penny Penniston

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781932907704

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 242

View: 9429

With 20 simple lessons, plus writing exercises, this book gives scripwriters a complete tool kit for mastering the art of dialogue writing.
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How We Made a Billion Dollars at the Box Office and You Can, Too!

Author: Thomas Lennon,Robert Ben Garant

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1439186766

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 336

View: 4818

The writers of Reno 911! and several other feature films trace their haphazard experiences in the movie industry, revealing the process through which they worked on script development with executives and stars, pacified exploitative decision makers and fought to be paid for their work.
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Timeless Writing Tips from the Master of Drama

Author: J. M. Evenson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781615931415

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 138

View: 1093

Shakespeare for Screenwriters is the first book to use Shakespeare's works to examine the fundamentals of screenwriting. The book offers insight into what makes Shakespeare's creations so powerful by analyzing the timeless themes in his greatest works and translating them into practical writing advice. Geared to all levels of interest and experience in both Shakespeare and screenwriting, each chapter focuses on specific lessons learned through reading Shakespeare. William Shakespeare wrote the most powerful dramas in the English language. Shakespeare for Screenwriters tells you how. • Does for Shakespeare what The Writer's Journey did for Joseph Campbell. • Reveals storytelling secrets from the one of the greatest writers ever to have lived. • Combines respected wisdom from Shakespeare with practical writing advice. • Breaks down famous scenes to discover why they are so compelling. • Compares Shakespeare's most powerful scenes to modern-day films. • Provides exercises to help writers uncover timeless themes, stories, and ?characters in their own work. • Author is a screenwriter and Shakespeare scholar.
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The Art of Non-verbal Dialogue

Author: John Kreng

Publisher: Course Technology Ptr

ISBN: 9781592006793

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 508

View: 8835

"Fight Choreography: The Art of Non-Verbal Dialog" presents a brief history of styles and weapons and the art of fight choreography, helping you understand its evolution and process. It will be instructional, informative, and entertaining, offering coverage of film history, fight choreography, filming, editing, sound effects, and cgi. It will focus on every important element involved in fight choreography--from basic philosophies, initial concept, and planning, to filming, editing, and sound mixing the final product.
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The Art Of Thinking Together

Author: William Isaacs

Publisher: Crown Business

ISBN: 9780307483782

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 448

View: 3627

Dialogue provides practical guidelines for one of the essential elements of true partnership--learning how to talk together in honest and effective ways. Reveals how problems between managers and employees, and between companies or divisions within a larger corporation, stem from an inability to conduct a successful dialogue.
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Building Conflict in Your Script

Author: William Indick

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 281

View: 3423

Screenwriters must understand human behavior to make their stories come alive. This book clearly describes theories of personality and psychoanalysis with simple guidelines, thought provoking exercises, vivid film images and hundreds of examples from classic movies.
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Author: Rib Davis

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 147426008X

Category: Reference

Page: 224

View: 8519

A good story can easily be ruined by bad dialogue. Now in its 4th edition, Rib Davis's bestselling Writing Dialogue for Scripts provides expert insight into how dialogue works, what to look out for in everyday speech and how to use dialogue effectively in scripts. Examining practical examples from film, TV, theatre and radio, this book will help aspiring and professional writers alike perfect their skills. The 4th edition of Writing Dialogue for Scripts includes: a look at recent films, such as American Hustle and Blue Jasmine; TV shows such as Mad Men and Peaky Blinders; and the award winning play, Ruined. Extended material on use of narration within scripts (for example in Peep Show) and dialogue in verbatim scripts (Alecky Blythe's London Road) also features.
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A Writer's Guide to the Craft and Elements of a Screenplay

Author: David Howard,Edward Mabley

Publisher: Souvenir Press

ISBN: 9780285639027

Category: Motion picture authorship

Page: 292

View: 5372

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Author: Jule Selbo

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317695682

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 324

View: 7688

Film Genre for the Screenwriter is a practical study of how classic film genre components can be used in the construction of a screenplay. Based on Jule Selbo’s popular course, this accessible guide includes an examination of the historical origins of specific film genres, how and why these genres are received and appreciated by film-going audiences, and how the student and professional screenwriter alike can use the knowledge of film genre components in the ideation and execution of a screenplay. Explaining the defining elements, characteristics and tropes of genres from romantic comedy to slasher horror, and using examples from classic films like Casablanca alongside recent blockbuster franchises like Harry Potter, Selbo offers a compelling and readable analysis of film genre in its written form. The book also offers case studies, talking points and exercises to make its content approachable and applicable to readers and writers across the creative field.
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Author: Sarah Kozloff

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520221389

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 323

View: 1774

Through informative discussion of dozens of classic and contemporary films - from "Bringing Up Baby" to "Terms of Endearment", from "Stagecoach" to "Reservoir Dogs"--This text provides a full-length study of the use of dialogue in American film.
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The Writer's Guide to Using Brain Science to Hook Readers from the Very First Sentence

Author: Lisa Cron

Publisher: Random House Digital, Inc.

ISBN: 1607742454

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 262

View: 1423

"This guide reveals how writers can take advantage of the brain's hard-wired responses to story to captivate their readers' minds through each plot element"--Provided by publisher.
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Visual Storytelling in Film and Television

Author: Jane Barnwell

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1472580672

Category: Art

Page: 224

View: 1058

The collaborative nature of film-making can make it difficult to identify the contribution of the designer to the cinematic image. The design concept is key to the creation of a coherent visual look; the designer's task is to employ visual metaphors to communicate that concept in rich and varied ways. Packed with full-color film stills, exclusive pre-production artwork and behind-the-scenes production images, this book reveals how the designer is crucial in the creation of place, character and narrative through the use of distinct design elements. Packed with examples from real-world projects, this book provides practical guidance on the complete design process, from breaking down the script and developing ideas through research, to creating drawings, model-making, constructing sets and choosing locations. Five key design elements are explored in detail, namely light, colour, space, character positioning and set dressing, providing readers with a rich source of inspiration and the tools needed to take a project from script to a set ready to shoot on. The book includes seven case studies, developed from exclusive interviews with world-renowned designers, revealing the concepts behind some of the most engaging imagery on screen and the strands of visual metaphor that conveyed them. Taking into account a range of production budgets, Production Design for Film and TV provides filmmakers with an inspiring, yet practical look at the process of designing for screen.
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Exercises by Today's Best Writers and Teachers

Author: Sherry Ellis

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781101484838

Category: Motion picture authorship

Page: N.A

View: 3501

Now Write! Screenwriting-the latest addition to the Now Write! writing guide series-brings together the acclaimed screenwriters of films like the Oscar-winning Raging Bull, Oscar- nominated Ali, era-defining blockbuster Terminator 2, musical classic Fame, hit series "Lost" "True Blood" and "The Shield," Groundhog Day, Cape Fear, Chicken Run, Reversal of Fortune, Before Sunrise, Mystic Pizza, Indecent Proposal, and many more, to teach the art of the story.
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