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A Philosophy of the Screenplay (Routledge Studies in Contemporary Philosophy)

A PHILOSOPHY OF THE SCREENPLAY (ROUTLEDGE STUDIES IN CONTEMPORARY PHILOSOPHY)

by: Nannicelli, Ted
Format: Hardcover

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Product description 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. Review "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 About the Author Ted Nannicelli is Lecturer in Film and Television Studies at the University of Queensland, Australia

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Product Code: 9780415521444
ISBN: 0415521440
Publisher: Routledge
Publication Date: 2012-12-18
Number of Pages: 284 pages
Languages: english
Edition: 1
Dimension: 6.1 x 0.79 x 9.02 inches
Shipping Weight: 1.1 pounds