Napoli/Baltimora. Dialogismi intertestuali e dialettiche dell’immaginario tra «Gomorra - La serie» e «The Wire»

Translated title of the contribution: [Autom. eng. transl.] Naples / Baltimore. Intertextual and dialectical dialogues of the imagination between "Gomorrah - The series" and "The Wire"

Damiano Garofalo

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Abstract

[Autom. eng. transl.] It is not yet known whether Gomorrah will have the same impact on Italian seriality, unanimously recognized by critics and scholars, which has had The Wire on the American one. What is certain is that the characteristics that bring the Gomorra universe closer to a serial product such as The Wire do not reside solely in the commonly treated themes, or in the alleged analogies of the narrative structure of the two series, but also and above all involve the aesthetic-visual panorama, on which it is possible to construct a dialectic of analogies and differences. It is not therefore a question of commonality in dealing with the local reorganization of the underworld - and drug dealing - in the face of two similar chaotic empty narrative powers (the one left by Pietro Savastano starting from the second season of Gomorra and that of Avon Barksdale from the third of The Wire), but of a series of affinities in the staging of the urban and geographical space between Naples and Baltimore
Translated title of the contribution[Autom. eng. transl.] Naples / Baltimore. Intertextual and dialectical dialogues of the imagination between "Gomorrah - The series" and "The Wire"
Original languageItalian
Pages (from-to)227-230
Number of pages4
JournalARABESCHI
Publication statusPublished - 2017

Keywords

  • tv series, italian television, american tv series

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