This is simply the best book available for the aspiring screenwriter (and I've read most of them). McKee fleshes out many important concepts (including turning points, the nature of irony) in a thoroughly readable journey into the nature of story - how and why it works. But more importantly he shows us how to construct a 'great story well told'. If there is just one screenwriting book on your bookshelf, make this it. Do not let this one pass you by.
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