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on 3 January 2014
Though I found McKee is somewhat laboured, he builds up his concepts and structures piece by piece in a clear fashion. It complements Vogler's Writer's Journey: Mythic Structure for Writers by presenting very similar concepts and structure using different and significantly more precise terminology. Throughout, his use of examples and illustrative analyses helps enormously to ground his ideas in delivered films. Further, his chapters on development method and formatting will undoubtedly be useful for those who have not seen such guides elsewhere.
Overall, a comprehensive guide that really should be sitting on any emerging screenwriter's 'to-hand' bookshelf.