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

Dialogue : the art of verbal action for page, stage, screen

McKee, Robert, 1941- author. (Author).

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

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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 -- Conclusion: the paraphrasing trap -- Creating dialogue. Character-specific dialogue -- Introduction to seven case studies -- Mastering the craft.
Summary, etc.:
An in-depth analysis of how characters speak on the screen, on the stage, and on the page in believable and engaging ways.
Subject: Dialogue.
Fiction > Technique.
Motion picture authorship.
Television plays > Technique.

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