Saturday, May 16, 2015

Writers on writing: screenwriting expert Robert McKee

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"Why is so much of our life spent inside stories? Because as critic Kenneth Burke tells us, stories are equipment for living."

"Story isn’t a flight from reality but a vehicle that carries us on our search for reality, our best effort to make sense out of the anarchy of existence."

"A culture cannot evolve without honest, powerful storytelling. When society repeatedly experiences glossy, hollowed-out, pseudo-stories, it degenerates. We need true satires and tragedies, dramas and comedies that shine a clean light into the dingy corners of the human psyche and society."

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