Title : INCANTESIMI.
Alice nel paese della fiction.
Maker of product: Luisella Bolla
Format: 15 X 22,5
n° pages: 304
Maigret eats a hardboiled egg in silence while Madame Louise sits before her cold dinner. The Materassi sisters sigh, as they sew and unsew, thinking about their nephew Remo. Deadly black arrows fight the injustice of Sir Daniel Brackley. Archie Goodwin, Nero Wolfe’s helper, wears dolce vita T-shirts under rhombus-patterned jackets. What remains of the old television dramatizations? Back in the Palaeolithic Age of black and white, when fiction was not yet known as such, novels adapted for television, telefilms and original dramatizations occupied the region of emotions and dreams with familiar characters and expectation, lulling the viewer in the pleasure of continuity, repetition and the story’s infinite variations. Today, we self-sufficiently speak of seriality, visual language, dynamics of stardom. What keys open the gates of the new television stories, though? What were the mechanisms of enchantment? What drove us to be seduced by fiction? Now, images come at us from every direction, and we roam the reality they reproduce: the “televised state” of the world is a known fact. What tempos, spaces and figures have we left behind us though, and how have these changed our lives?