A Philosophy 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?

Author: Ted Nannicelli

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780415521444

Category: Art

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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.

The Palgrave Handbook of the Philosophy of Film and Motion Pictures

According to Craig Batty and Zara Waldeback, “A screenplay, whether for film or
television, is a blueprint for the next ... alternative traditions and purposes of
screenwriting are outside of the mainstream, they raise interesting philosophical
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Author: Noël Carroll

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030196011

Category: Philosophy

Page: 1061

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This handbook brings together essays in the philosophy of film and motion pictures from authorities across the spectrum. It boasts contributions from philosophers and film theorists alike, with many essays employing pluralist approaches to this interdisciplinary subject. Core areas treated include film ontology, film structure, psychology, authorship, narrative, and viewer emotion. Emerging areas of interest, including virtual reality, video games, and nonfictional and autobiographical film also have dedicated chapters. Other areas of focus include the film medium’s intersection with contemporary social issues, film’s kinship to other art forms, and the influence of historically seminal schools of thought in the philosophy of film. Of emphasis in many of the essays is the relationship and overlap of analytic and continental perspectives in this subject.

The Routledge Companion to Philosophy of Literature

Lamarque, P. (2009) The Philosophy of Literature, Malden, MA: Blackwell.
Macdonald, I. W. (2004) “Disentangling the Screen Idea,” Journal of Media
Practice 5, no. 2: 89–99. Maras, S. (2009) Screenwriting: History, Theory and
Practice, ...

Author: Noël Carroll

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317484356

Category: Philosophy

Page: 496

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The Routledge Companion to Philosophy of Literature is an in-depth examination of literature through a philosophical lens, written by distinguished figures across the major divisions of philosophy. Its 40 newly-commissioned essays are divided into six sections: historical foundations what is literature? aesthetics & appreciation meaning & interpretation metaphysics & epistemology ethics & political theory The Companion opens with a comprehensive historical overview of the philosophy of literature, including chapters on the study’s ancient origins up to the 18th-20th centuries. The second part defines literature and its different categories. The third part covers the aesthetics of literature. The fourth and fifth sections discuss the meaning and consequences of philosophical interpretation of literature, as well as epistemological and metaphysical issues such as literary cognitivism and imaginative resistance. The sixth section contextualizes the place of philosophy of literature in the "real world" with essays on topics such as morality, politics, race and gender. Fully indexed, with helpful further reading sections at the end of each chapter, this Companion is an ideal starting point for those coming to philosophy of literature for the first time as well as a valuable reference for readers more familiar with the subject.

The Philosophy of Charlie Kaufman

The Philosophy of Charlie Kaufman, edited by David LaRocca, is the first collection of essays devoted to a rigorous philosophical exploration of Kaufman’s work by a team of capable and critical scholars from a wide range of disciplines.

Author: David LaRocca

Publisher: University Press of Kentucky

ISBN: 9780813133928

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 312

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From the Academy Award–winning Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004) and Academy Award–nominated Adaptation (2002) to the cult classic Being John Malkovich (1999), writer Charlie Kaufman is widely admired for his innovative, philosophically resonant films. Although he only recently made his directorial debut with Synecdoche, New York (2008), most fans and critics refer to “Kaufman films” the way they would otherwise discuss works by directors Woody Allen, Martin Scorsese, or the Coen brothers. Not only has Kaufman transformed our sense of what can take place in a film, but he also has made a significant impact on our understanding of the role of the screenwriter. The Philosophy of Charlie Kaufman, edited by David LaRocca, is the first collection of essays devoted to a rigorous philosophical exploration of Kaufman’s work by a team of capable and critical scholars from a wide range of disciplines. From political theorists to philosophers, classicists to theologians, professors of literature to filmmakers, the contributing authors delve into the heart of Kaufman’s innovative screenplays, offering not only original philosophical analyses but also extended reflections on the nature of film and film criticism.

The Modernist Screenplay

1996. “Gebrauchsliteratur.” In Eup–Hör, edited by Gert Ueding, Vol. 3 of
Historisches Wörterbuch der Rhetorik, 587–605. Tübingen, Germany: Max
Niemeyer Verlag. Nannicelli, Ted. 2013. A Philosophy of the Screenplay. New
York: Routledge.

Author: Alexandra Ksenofontova

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030505899

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Screenplay and Essays on the Film Derrida

This beautifully produced oversize volume presents the complete text ofDerrida, along with an extensive interview with Jacques Derrida and introductory essays by the filmmakers and by Nicholas Royle.

Author: Kirby Dick

Publisher:

ISBN: UCSC:32106019257697

Category: Philosophy

Page: 141

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"What if someone came along who changed not the way you think about everything, but everything about the way you think?" That question is the path that leads us through Kirby Dick and Amy Ziering Kofman's award-winningDerrida. A film "about" the late philosopher and his work is more than a challenge, but Dick and Ziering Kofman's portrait of the philosopher is a remarkable achievement. Witty and affectionate, while repeatedly exploring the nature of cinema, identity, and even of questions themselves, DERRIDA follows Jacques Derrida from his work to his home as the filmmakers search for the "Derrida" that can be captured on film. This beautifully produced oversize volume presents the complete text ofDerrida, along with an extensive interview with Jacques Derrida and introductory essays by the filmmakers and by Nicholas Royle.

The Screenplay s the Thing

Nor did it seem promising that the novel , written by the distinguished Czech
émigré author Milan Kundera and published in 1984 , was born of a philosophy
that implies , among other things , a contempt for movies . For above all , Kundera
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Author: Bruce Bawer

Publisher: Hamden, Conn. : Archon Books

ISBN: UOM:39015025183107

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 298

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84 movies from the late '80s are reviewed by critic Bruce Bawer.

Appreciating the Art of Television

This book aims to provide scholars active in television aesthetics with a critical overview of the relevant philosophical literature, while also giving philosophers of film a particular account of the art of television that will hopefully ...

Author: Ted Nannicelli

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317555568

Category: Social Science

Page: 228

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Contemporary television has been marked by such exceptional programming that it is now common to hear claims that TV has finally become an art. In Appreciating the Art of Television, Nannicelli contends that televisual art is not a recent development, but has in fact existed for a long time. Yet despite the flourishing of two relevant academic subfields—the philosophy of film and television aesthetics—there is little scholarship on television, in general, as an art form. This book aims to provide scholars active in television aesthetics with a critical overview of the relevant philosophical literature, while also giving philosophers of film a particular account of the art of television that will hopefully spur further interest and debate. It offers the first sustained theoretical examination of what is involved in appreciating television as an art and how this bears on the practical business of television scholars, critics, students, and fans—namely the comprehension, interpretation, and evaluation of specific televisual artworks.

Writer s Guide to Hollywood Producers Directors and Screenwriter s Agents 2002 2003

If you pay $ 5 , 000 to have your screenplay analyzed by the one of the major
screenwriting gurus , is it worth it when the Writers Guild minimum ( the price paid
for the majority of screenplays ) is only around $ 30 ... He was a philosophy major
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Author: Skip Press

Publisher: Prima Lifestyles

ISBN: 0761531874

Category: Reference

Page: 432

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Now You Have a Friend in the Industry! So you want to get into show business? In Hollywood, it's not what you know, but who you know that counts. Whether your dream is to become a Hollywood writer or find the perfect producer to buy your script, at your fingertips are the insider hints and secrets you need to get discovered and succeed in this ultracompetitive industry. Hollywood guru and screenwriter Skip Press introduces you to hundreds of producers, directors, and agents and tells you how to reach them--by mail, phone, fax, or e-mail. You'll learn how to: -Market screenplays, novels, or short stories to the right people -Tailor your proposal to the preferences of each producer, director, or agent -Understand the real Hollywood and everything show business -Find the best agent or manager "Thoughtfully written, clearly laid out, and of great value to beginners and old-timers alike. This book combines fearless opinions and invaluable hard facts--both of which are hard to find in Hollywood." --Gareth Wigan, co-vice chairman, Columbia TriStar Motion Picture Group "An entertaining and valuable tool for anyone interested in show business." --Paul Mason Sr., vice president of production, Viacom "An invaluable resource for breaking into the movie and television business." --Barbara Anne Hiser, Emmy-winning cable and network television producer "An insightful guide to the intricate Hollywood network." --Oliver Eberle, founder and CEO, ShowBIZData.com "The bonus for readers of this book is that Skip Press is a good writer--accessible, clear, persuasive, motivating, and easy to understand." --Jerry B. Jenkins, coauthor, the Left Behind series

Cinewave

They herd swine , weave baskets . favour of writing a detailed screenplaywork
occasionally as day - labourers , hunt mainly ... As all scene if there is a detailed
programme set nomads have a philosophy of life , some - out in the screenplay .

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ISBN: UOM:39015053416783

Category: Cinematographers

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Screenwriting With a Conscience

This book also puts forth a livable work philosophy for dealing with the ethics of the screenwriting business, and presents a viable personal philosophy for surviving in the screenwriting world.

Author: Marilyn Beker

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1410609073

Category: Social Science

Page: 272

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Screenwriting With a Conscience: Ethics for Screenwriters is for screenwriters who care deeply about what they write; who are aware that movie images matter and can influence audiences; and who want to create meaningful screenplays that make powerful statements while entertaining and winning over audiences. A user-friendly guide to ethical screenwriting, this book makes the case that social responsibility is endemic to public art while it emphatically champions First Amendment rights and condemns censorship. In this dynamic and practical volume, author Marilyn Beker provides methods for self-assessment of values, ideas, and ethical stances, and demonstrates the application of these values to the development of plot, character, and dialogue. Screenwriters are introduced to ethical decision making models and shown--through specific film examples--how they can be utilized in plot and character development. In addition, specific techniques and exercises are supplied to help screenwriters determine the difference between "good" and "evil," to write realistic and compelling characters based on this determination, and to present "messages" and write dialogue powerfully without preaching. This book also puts forth a livable work philosophy for dealing with the ethics of the screenwriting business, and presents a viable personal philosophy for surviving in the screenwriting world. Screenwriting With a Conscience: Ethics for Screenwriters is an indispensible, dynamic guide for the ethics-conscious screenwriter. It is intended for screenwriters at the student and professional level, and is appropriate for beginning to graduate screenwriting courses in film and English programs, and for film courses dealing with Ethics in the Media.

Cognitive Media Theory

This volume will be of interest not only to students and scholars of film and media, but to anyone interested in the possibility of a productive relationship between the sciences and humanities.

Author: Ted Nannicelli

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136226090

Category: Social Science

Page: 346

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Across the academy, scholars are debating the question of what bearing scientific inquiry has upon the humanities. The latest addition to the AFI Film Readers series, Cognitive Media Theory takes up this question in the context of film and media studies. This collection of essays by internationally recognized researchers in film and media studies, psychology, and philosophy offers film and media scholars and advanced students an introduction to contemporary cognitive media theory—an approach to the study of diverse media forms and content that draws upon both the methods and explanations of the sciences and the humanities. Exploring topics that range from color perception to the moral appraisal of characters to our interactive engagement with videogames, Cognitive Media Theory showcases the richness and diversity of cognitivist research. This volume will be of interest not only to students and scholars of film and media, but to anyone interested in the possibility of a productive relationship between the sciences and humanities.

Film and Philosophy

Besides directing The Sheltering Sky , Bertolucci co - wrote the screenplay , and I
have found no indication that he was unhappy with the film . 3 See especially “
Iskusstvo kak priem ” in O teorii prozy ( Moskva : Sovetskii Pisatel , 1983 ) .

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105132149811

Category: Motion pictures

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Ubik

Contains the unreleased screenplay version of the science fiction novel Ubik.

Author: Philip K. Dick

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780547572697

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 172

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Contains the unreleased screenplay version of the science fiction novel Ubik.

Love in the Post From Plato to Derrida

Love in the Post: From Plato to Derrida: The Screenplay and Commentary is an original screenplay inspired by Derrida’s The Post Card, together with new critical commentary by the filmmakers and interviews with leading Derrida scholars.

Author: Martin McQuillan

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781783480067

Category: Philosophy

Page: 258

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Love in the Post: From Plato to Derrida: The Screenplay and Commentary is an original screenplay inspired by Derrida’s The Post Card, together with new critical commentary by the filmmakers and interviews with leading Derrida scholars.

Philosophy Culture and Education

For instance , a writer can write fiction , but he can't write a screenplay .
Conversely , a screenplay writer wouldn't find it easy writing fiction.3 A
philosopher who was merely equipped with general 2. Nguyen Trong Chuan , '
Philosophical works ...

Author: Philip Cam

Publisher:

ISBN: WISC:89074596180

Category: Asia

Page: 221

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Script Culture and the American Screenplay

By considering the screenplay as a literary object worthy of critical inquiry, this volume breaks new ground in film studies.

Author: Kevin Alexander Boon

Publisher: Wayne State University Press

ISBN: 0814335713

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 240

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By considering the screenplay as a literary object worthy of critical inquiry, this volume breaks new ground in film studies.

Dogville

Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online.

Author: Frederic P. Miller

Publisher:

ISBN: 6130633556

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 164

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Dogville is a 2003 philosophical drama and mystery film written and directed by Lars von Trier, and starring Nicole Kidman, Paul Bettany, Lauren Bacall, Chloė Sevigny, Stellan Skarsgård and James Caan. It is a parable that uses an extremely minimal, stage-like set to tell the story of Grace Mulligan (Kidman), a woman hiding from mobsters, who arrives in the small mountain town of Dogville and is provided refuge in return for physical labor. Her stay there ultimately changes the lives of the community in many ways. The film is the first in Von Trier's projected USA - Land of Opportunities trilogy, followed by Manderlay (2005) and to be completed with Wasington. The film was in competition for the Palme d'Or at the 2003 Cannes Film Festival but Gus Van Sant's Elephant won the award. It was screened at various film festivals before receiving a limited release in the US on March 26, 2004.

Collected Screenplays

This volume comprises four of Kureishi's screenplays. My Beautiful Laundrette (1985) Omar is a restless young Asian man, caring for his alcoholic father in the hustling London of the mid-1980s.

Author: Hanif Kureishi

Publisher: Faber & Faber

ISBN: 9780571319367

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 400

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Hanif Kureishi's cinematic storytelling embraces a wide spectrum of characters from all classes and nationalities, depicting them with compassion, humour and relish, though never fighting shy of controversy. This volume comprises four of Kureishi's screenplays. My Beautiful Laundrette (1985) Omar is a restless young Asian man, caring for his alcoholic father in the hustling London of the mid-1980s. His uncle, a keen Thatcherite, offers Omar an entrepreneurial opportunity to revamp a dingy laundrette, and ambitious Omar rolls up his sleeves, enlisting the assistance of his old school-friend Johnny, who has since fallen in with a gang of neo-fascists. Omar and Johnny soon form an unlikely alliance that leads to business success, as well as other, more intimate surprises. Sammy and Rosie Get Laid (1987) 1980s London, and Sammy and Rosie share an 'open' marriage, strings of lovers, and a bohemian existence amidst inner-city turmoil. Sammy's father, Rafi, formerly a government minister in India, visits London as racial tensions rise with the death of a woman in a police raid. Rafi offers Sammy financial assistance if the couple will leave their 'war zone' behind them and produce grandchildren. But Rafi's own shady past threatens to haunt him. London Kills Me (1991) A weekend in the lives of homeless Clint and his pal Muffdiver, youthful veterans of the streets of London, whose chief source of income derives from selling drugs to the wealthier denizens of Notting Hill. But what Clint wants more than anything else is a proper job, and he's been promised a position as a waiter in a restaurant - on the condition that he can come up with a pair of 'sensible' shoes. My Son the Fanatic (1997) Parvez is a Pakistani cab driver in a northern industrial town who chauffeurs young prostitute Bettina. Their gentle friendship grows more tender as Parvez's home life starts to crumble, his son Farid embracing a fundamentalist sect of Islam and rejecting his father's values. When Farid then involves himself with a group committed to purging the town of corruption, Parvez is compelled to choose where his loyalties lie.

The Lives of Others

Further contents: Introduction by Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck; 'Appassionata: The Idea for the Film', by Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck'; an essay by Sebastian Koch ('Georg Dreyman'); an interview with Ulrich Mühe, by Florian ...

Author: Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck

Publisher: Pushkin Press

ISBN: 9781782270751

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 192

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1984. East Germany. Captain Gerd Wiesler, a loyal member of the secret police, is assigned to spy on the playwright Georg Dreyman. The flat is bugged, and Wiesler begins to listen in to the daily - and nightly -activities of the playwright and his actress-girlfriend. But when he discovers that the surveillance has been instigated by the Minister of Culture's desire for Dreyman's girlfriend, rather than the playwright's political views, Wiesler begins to question his own loyalties. As he continues to listen in, he finds himself becoming increasingly absorbed in the couple's lives, and the gap between his professional duty and personal integrity starts to widen. This hugely influential film by Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck, whose screenplay is published in English for the first time, is as relevant - or even more so - now, in the wake of Edward Snowden and the WikiLeaks revelations, as it was when it won the 2007 Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film. With a foreword by John le Carré. Further contents: Introduction by Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck; 'Appassionata: The Idea for the Film', by Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck'; an essay by Sebastian Koch ('Georg Dreyman'); an interview with Ulrich Mühe, by Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck; 'Wiesler's Change of Heart', an essay by Manfred Wilke; full film cast and crew credits