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Author McKee, Robert, 1941- author.

Title Dialogue : the art of verbal action for page, stage, screen / Robert McKee.

Publication Info. New York : Twelve, 2016.


Location Pub Note Copy No. Status
 DeKalb PL Adult Non-Fiction - DKLY-12  808.2 MCK    AVAILABLE
 Highland CC Stacks - HCCY-13  PN1551 .M46 2016    AVAILABLE
 North Suburban PLD Loves Park Adult Non-Fiction - NSLY-11  808.2 MCK    AVAILABLE
 North Suburban PLD Roscoe Adult Non-Fiction - NSRY-11  808.2 MCK    AVAILABLE
 Rock Island Main Lib Adult Non-Fiction - RIPG-6  809.926 MCK    AVAILABLE
Edition First edition.
Description xviii, 312 pages ; 24 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Preface: In Praise of Dialogue -- Introduction -- The Art of Dialogue. The full definition of dialogue -- The functions of dialogue -- Expressivity I: content -- Expressivity II: form -- Expressivity III: technique -- Flaws and fixes. Introduction: six dialogue tasks -- Credibility flaws -- Language flaws -- Content flaws -- Conclusion: the paraphrasing trap -- Creating dialogue. Character-specific dialogue -- Introduction to seven case studies -- Mastering the craft.
Summary "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,"
Subject Dialogue.
Fiction -- Technique.
Motion picture authorship.
Television plays -- Technique.
Dialogue. (OCoLC)fst00892486
Fiction -- Technique. (OCoLC)fst00923755
Motion picture authorship. (OCoLC)fst01027122
Playwriting. (OCoLC)fst01432078
Television plays -- Technique. (OCoLC)fst01146978
Added Title Art of verbal action for page, stage, screen
Other Form: Electronic version: McKee, Robert, 1941- Dialogue. First edition. New York : Twelve, 2016 9781455591923 (OCoLC)953576900
ISBN 9781455591916 (hardcover)
1455591912 (hardcover)

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