Many people scoff at the idea of defending the screenplay as a form of literature.” — James F. Boyle1
Numerous factors have contributed to the marginalization of the screenplay as an object of academic study. Those factors will be explored and challenged here. Instead of viewing these as impediments to research, we will examine each of these areas as a potential path forward.
- Boyle, James F. Forward. The Complete Guide to Standard Script Formats, Part I: The Screenplay. By Hillis R. Cole Jr. and Judith H. Haag. North Hollywood: CMC, 2000. Pg. i. ↩