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Creative Strategies in the TV Adaptation of Fargo: Narrative and Aesthetic Features digital
format: Article | COMUNICAZIONI SOCIALI - 2019 - 3. Writing for Cinema, Writing for Television
Year: 2019
Fargo (2014), the TV series created by Noah Hawley and executive-produced by the Coen brothers, constitutes both a prime example of a recent trend in US quality TV and a successful adaptation of a film text, the 1996 movie of the same title made by Joel and Ethan Coen. It is our understanding that the achievement of the TV series springs from a creative design that allows the viewer to recognize in it an unmistakable resemblance with its predecessor, while at the same time becoming an enjoyable narrative in its own right, as an autonomous text. Thus, fans of the film can take pleasure in the recurring thematic, tonal, aesthetic and narrative links that the series establishes with the movie, and at the same time be captivated by a brilliant new plot and characters...
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Caught in the Second Act: The Relationship between Film and the TV Sitcom digital
format: Article | COMUNICAZIONI SOCIALI - 2019 - 3. Writing for Cinema, Writing for Television
Year: 2019
While its narrative construction is essentially two acts, the sitcom conforms to the principles of dramatic writing posited by Aristotle: a thematically unified mode of drama centered on a character whose actions and interactions produce a plot that is comic in nature. In the sitcom, an incident threatens the disruption of the status quo that is expelled and, more importantly, the relationships between characters, including their conflicts are unaltered – the narrative is closed...
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The Italian Storytelling Approach to TV Seriality Compared to the US Method. A Case Study digital
format: Article | COMUNICAZIONI SOCIALI - 2019 - 3. Writing for Cinema, Writing for Television
Year: 01/2020
Each industry has its own way of crafting stories for TV. Different organizational models in the task of breaking down stories; the influence of titles which have been successful in a particular market; the unique viewing attitudes of a domestic audience… all these factors make screenwriters adopt a combination of writing techniques peculiar to each country. Even if the US writing school has imposed itself as a universal standard – the “orthodoxy” – deviations from its lessons – slight or significant, depending on the case – define the originality of an industry’s storytelling...
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Adapting Pippi Longstocking: The 1969 Television Series Moves from Sweden to Italy digital
format: Article | COMUNICAZIONI SOCIALI - 2019 - 3. Writing for Cinema, Writing for Television
Year: 2019
Pippi Longstocking is a great classic of children’s literature. Written in 1945 by the Swedish writer Astrid Lindgren, the novel was published in Italy only in 1958, described as a “permissive and anti-authoritarian book for children”. In fact, while the book soon became a great favourite with young readers, teachers and parents in Sweden, in countries with a different view of parental authority, like Italy, Pippi was naturally perceived as a challenge...
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Identity, Time and Free Will in Stories. A Poetical Study on the TV Series Dark digital
format: Article | COMUNICAZIONI SOCIALI - 2019 - 3. Writing for Cinema, Writing for Television
Year: 2019
This article works on the confluence of time travel and identity in stories, under the perspective of Paul Ricoeur’s understanding of the concept of “interior time”, that he takes from Augustine. The study deals with the first season of the German TV series Dark (Netflix, 2017). The “time travel” topic has been frequent in the movies, as also its development in plots of duality of lives or in films that affect the own identity. In Dark, however, the time travel arises in the confluence between freedom and identity, which provides an especially profound narrative analysis...
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Illuminating the Inciting Incident and the Lessons Learned along the Journey digital
format: Article | COMUNICAZIONI SOCIALI - 2019 - 3. Writing for Cinema, Writing for Television
Year: 2019
We analyze what some of the main screenwriting experts say about the inciting incident (also called inciting event, catalyst, big hook, among other terms) underlining the limitations of the various approaches and trying to arrive at a new view of the topic, which can apply to both cinema and television...
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The Leftovers (Reheated): Examining the Layering of Story and Character Archetypes in the Television Drama Series: The Leftovers digital
format: Article | COMUNICAZIONI SOCIALI - 2019 - 3. Writing for Cinema, Writing for Television
Year: 2019
We are now in an era where fictional television storytelling is a dominant and commanding screen form, which has perhaps finally evaded its historical position as secondary to cinema. There has been a significant influx of long-form fictional content to the small screen internationally since HBO series such as Sex and The City, Six Feet Under and The Sopranos heralded a shift in the television world order. Yet critics and scholars have been grappling with the terms through which they discuss the intricacies of this long form craft, shifting between notions of contemporary, complex and the more subjective; quality. ..
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Co-Productions and the Logic of Negotiating Stereotypes: Bron|Broen and The Bridge digital
format: Article | COMUNICAZIONI SOCIALI - 2019 - 3. Writing for Cinema, Writing for Television
Year: 2019
This paper is a comparative study of the American remake The Bridge and the original Swedish-Danish TV-series Bron|Broen and the way they present national encounters and cultural framing very differently. The object is to comprehend these divergences by examining the production method (in particular the constitution and workings of the writers’ room), the dramaturgy (narrative structure, characterization, setting) and the reception of the two series, in order to draw some conclusions about the effects of production methods on the ethics of screenwriting...
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Social Celebrities digital
format: Article | COMUNICAZIONI SOCIALI | Online First
Year: 2020
Over the last few years, attention to the concept of celebrity culture has grown exponentially both in the academic field and in the broader social and cultural context. The widespread diffusion of social media, nowadays considered an effective communicative habitat instead of the set of “new” means of communication, has brought out a phenomenology of celebrity, which includes different types of stars and celebrities...
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Un mondo diviso, un oggetto mancante digital
format: Article | COMUNICAZIONI SOCIALI | Online First
Year: 2020
A careful reassessment of Fritz Lang’s use of cross-cutting in M. (1931) allows for three levels of analysis. The first, theoretical and methodological, shows how related frames can be construed, from a psychoanalytical perspective, as the relation between subject-object. A second and more critical reading, stemming from the first, highlights the problematic (and in some ways perverse) dynamics of yearning in post-war Germany...
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COMUNICAZIONI SOCIALI. Abbonamento annuale 2020. Privati Italia carta + web digital
format: Digital and physical subscription | editore: Vita e Pensiero | anno: 2020
Year: 2020
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COMUNICAZIONI SOCIALI - 2019 - 2. Generations, Time, and Media digital
format: Digital issue
Year: 2019
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