Originally Posted by holymadness
McKee is great if you enjoy formulaic, clichÃ©d motifs and themes that recur in 95% of other movies. He also doesn't teach anyone how to be a good writer, but rather how to build a story out of stock elements. . . The point being that cookie-cutter recipes for good screenplays such as McKee offers are generally bunk.
However it may help to know the basic structure/themes and formula that McKee offers in...