Talking to one of the leading writers on writing is a treat in and of itself. Listen in as Robert McKee shares all his thoughts on what makes a screenplay and a screenwriter great.
In this episode, we talk about…
- Guest Robert McKee, his background in both theater and novels, and the role his books have played in the world of screenwriting.
- What makes writing exciting.
- Whether or not there are “rules” to good screenwriting.
- The principles and forms of writing.
- The influence of Aristotle on writing today.
- What truly is a scene, an act, a movement, a season, etc.
- Discussions of good character development and important principles for the relationship between character and story.
- The difference between revelation and change, and how the audience’s perception of a character changes as a storyline goes on, rather than the character themselves changing.
- McKee’s new book that will be coming out soon about the art of writing action.
- Why needing advice on a good starting point when building characterization is, frankly, amateur.
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This episode of The No Film School Podcast was produced by George Edelman.