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"Writing dialogue is a challenging art. McKee's book DIALOGUE is a great tool for writers."―John Lasseter, chief creative officer, Pixar and Walt Disney Animation Studios
"McKee's DIALOGUE is a mother lode of insight and inspiration for any writer. His teachings have changed my career and changed my life. Robert McKee is in a category of one."―Steven Pressfield, bestselling author of The Legend of Baggar Vance, The War of Art, and Gates of Fire
"McKee teaches what is not yet taught. He shines his unwavering analytical light on the structure and invisible substructure of dialogue. He takes a craft that is often considered instinctual or magical and reveals its chemical secrets."―Terry Johnson, writer/director, winner of the Olivier Award, Critics' Circle Theater Award, WGA, and BAFTA
"DIALOGUE is a masterwork. There's nothing harder to teach. Now this book exists. McKee has written an essential book akin to The Elements of Style for all writers."―Margaret Nagle, winner of the Writer's Guild Award, Emmy, NAACP, Golden Globe, and Pen
"I used to think great dialogue couldn't be taught. You either had an ear for it or you didn't. That was before I read McKee's DIALOGUE. He's a wizard at explaining the unexplainable."―Sarah Treem, writer/producer, co-creator and showrunner of Golden Globe-winning TV Series The Affair, winner of the Writers Guild of America Award and Emmy Award nominee
"Bob McKee's approach to writing dialogue, as with every other aspect of storytelling he has taught, reflects his great breadth of experience and mastery of his craft. Clear, precise, ad rich in insight, it will prove indispensable to both the aspiring writer and the seasoned professional."―Patrick McGrath, author of Asylum and Spider
"An essential purchase destined to be replaced over the years as generations of aspiring writers wear out the copies with extensive study."―Library Journal (Starred Review)
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