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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 | Robert McKee
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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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Jimheskett
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Packed full of great stuff.

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Ericmanciniwriter
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Kids are away for the week, which means instead of rushing them to school (put your shoes on!) I get to luxuriate in a few lazy, book-filled mornings.

saresmoore It‘s always the shoes. Then they can‘t find the shoes. Then they put on sandals when it‘s 30 degrees. Then they forgot their lunchbox inside. It‘s like some absurdist retelling of “If You Give a Mouse a Cookie” played out in real time, every morning. 1y
saresmoore So, what I‘m saying is, enjoy! You‘ve earned this! 1y
Mdargusch Enjoy! 1y
Ericmanciniwriter @saresmoore we are clearly living parallel lives - I threw their sandals down into the basement last week! 1y
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Jimheskett

Intense sh*t

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Claireluana
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Just finished this book and highly recommend for writers who want to hone their dialogue skills!

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