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Action : The Art of Excitement For Screen, Page and Game

Action : The Art of Excitement For Screen, Page and Game

By  Robert McKee & Bassim El-Wakil


From the master of Story, Dialogue, and Character, ACTION: The Art of Excitement For Screen, Page and Game offers writers the keys to propulsive storytelling.  

ACTION explores the ways that a modern-day writer can successfully tell an action story that not only stands apart, but wins the war on clichés. Teaming up with the former co-host of The Story Toolkit, Bassim El-Wakil, legendary story lecturer Robert McKee guides writers to award-winning originality by deconstructing the action genre, illuminating the challenges, and, more importantly, demonstrating how to master the demands of plot with surprising beats of innovation and ingenuity.

Topics include: 

  • Understanding the Four Core Elements of Action
  • Creating the Action Cast
  • Hook, Hold, Pay Off: Design in Action
  • The Action Macguffin
  • Action Set Pieces
  • The Sixteen Action Subgenres

A must-add to the McKee storytelling library, ACTION illustrates the principles of narrative drive with precision and clarity by referencing the most popular action movies of our time including: Die Hard, The Star Wars Saga, Dark Knight, The Matrix, and Avengers: Endgame.




    • Format : Hardback
    • Condition : New
    • Publisher : Twelve/Hachette
    • ISBN : 978-15387-26914
    •  Copyright : 2022
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