Catalog

Record Details

Catalog Search



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

McKee, Robert, 1941- author. (Author).
Image of item

Available copies

  • 5 of 5 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

Current holds

0 current holds with 5 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Greenwood Public Library - Greenwood 809.926 MCK (Text) 36626103760724 New Adult Nonfiction Available -
Hussey-Mayfield Memorial Branch 808.2 MCKEE (Text) 33946003130809 New Books . 2nd Floor Available -
Jefferson County Public Library - Madison 809.926 MCK (Text) 39391006758567 Nonfiction Available -
Morgan County Public Library - Martinsville 809.926 MCK (Text) 78551000529114 Non-Fiction Reshelving -
Princeton Public Library - Princeton 809.926 McK (Text) 30890000616183 New Adult Materials Upper level Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781455591916
  • ISBN: 1455591912
  • Physical Description: xviii, 312 pages ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Twelve, 2016.

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note: 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 ; Design flaws -- Creating dialogue. Character-specific dialogue ; Four case studies -- Dialogue design. Story/scene/dialogue ; Balanced conflict (The Sopranos) ; Comic conflict (Frasier) ; Asymmetric conflict (A raisin in the sun) ; Indirect conflict (The great Gatsby) ; Reflexive conflict (Fräulein Else, and, The Museum of Innocence) ; Minimal conflict (Lost in translation) ; Mastering the craft.
Summary, etc.: "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,"--Amazon.com.
McKee offers 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, applying a framework of incisive thinking to instruct the prospective writer on how to craft artful, impactful speech.
Subject: Dialogue.
Playwriting.
Fiction > Technique.
Motion picture authorship.
Television plays > Technique.

Additional Resources