Breaking Bad: Intertextuality, Intermediality and Crossmediality, and the Taste of Unpredictability

Nicola M. Dusi

Abstract


We will explore some items of transmedia storytelling, intertextuality and intermediality in Breaking Bad, the US TV series that ran from 2008 to 2013 and won multiple awards for directing and screenplay. Nowadays, contemporary tv series are studied as “complex tv” or “serial medial ecosystems” and Breaking Bad has been often defined both “cinematic” then a “postmodern western”. Therefore, we will analyze some socio-cultural and semiotic mechanisms of its relations to movies, to genres like western and noir, to music video, to advertisements and so on, looking for an innovative intermedial way of serial tv fiction, which works crossing the borders between media

Keywords


Tv series; Breaking Bad; Cinematic tv; Complex tv; Intertextuality; intermediality; Crossmediality; Transmedia storytelling; Quotation; Remix; Crossover

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