A Philosophy of the Screenplay

A Philosophy of the Screenplay

by Ted Nannicelli
     
 

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Recently, scholars in a variety of disciplines—including philosophy, film and media studies, and literary studies—have become interested in the aesthetics, definition, and ontology of the screenplay. To this end, this volume addresses the fundamental philosophical questions about the nature of the screenplay: What is a screenplay? Is the screenplay

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Recently, scholars in a variety of disciplines—including philosophy, film and media studies, and literary studies—have become interested in the aesthetics, definition, and ontology of the screenplay. To this end, this volume addresses the fundamental philosophical questions about the nature of the screenplay: What is a screenplay? Is the screenplay art—more specifically, literature? What kind of a thing is a screenplay? Nannicelli argues that the screenplay is a kind of artefact; as such, its boundaries are determined collectively by screenwriters, and its ontological nature is determined collectively by both writers and readers of screenplays. Any plausible philosophical account of the screenplay must be strictly constrained by our collective creative and appreciative practices, and must recognize that those practices indicate that at least some screenplays are artworks.

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"Engaging effectively with an impressive range of relevant literatures and examples, Ted Nanicelli’s book provides a fresh and cogent perspective on the art of the screenplay."

Paisley Livingston, Department of Philosophy, Lingnan University

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781135085414
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
01/17/2013
Series:
Routledge Studies in Contemporary Philosophy
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
284
File size:
559 KB

Meet the Author

Ted Nannicelli is Lecturer in Film and Television Studies at the University of Queensland, Australia

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