Tuesday, September 14, 2004

Robert McKee

I just got out of a 1 hour mini seminar with well known story lecturer Robert McKee. The studio I work at managed to get him in to do a talk. It was an amazing hour and tempts me to invest the 600 bucks to take the full 30 hour course. Mostly he talked about Hollywood's reliance on form over content. In brief.

The American Novel is dead.

Theatre is dead.

"Film is in the crapper"

"The best writing being done right now is in television."

He was very up front, opinionated, entertaining and brutally honest all at the the same time. I recommend his book Story if you want a condensed version of his seminar.



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