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By Ted Nannicelli

Recently, students in quite a few disciplines―including philosophy, movie and media reviews, and literary studies―have develop into attracted 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 in particular, literature? what sort of a specific thing is a screenplay? Nannicelli argues that the screenplay is one of those artefact; as such, its obstacles are decided jointly by way of screenwriters, and its ontological nature is decided jointly by way of either writers and readers of screenplays. Any believable philosophical account of the screenplay has to be strictly restricted through our collective artistic and appreciative practices, and needs to realize that these practices point out that at the least a few screenplays are artworks.

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