By Ted Nannicelli

Recently, students in various disciplines—including philosophy, movie and media experiences, and literary studies—have develop into drawn to the aesthetics, definition, and ontology of the screenplay. To this finish, this quantity addresses the elemental philosophical questions about the character of the screenplay: what's a screenplay? Is the screenplay art—more particularly, literature? what sort of a specific thing is a screenplay? Nannicelli argues that the screenplay is a type of artefact; as such, its barriers are made up our minds jointly via screenwriters, and its ontological nature is decided jointly via either writers and readers of screenplays. Any believable philosophical account of the screenplay needs to be strictly limited by means of our collective artistic and appreciative practices, and needs to realize that these practices point out that a minimum of a few screenplays are artworks.

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