Autore/i: Massimiliano Coviello, Valentina Re

Editore: Il Mulino

Tipologia prodotto: Articolo in rivista

Titolo della rivista:  L’avventura

Codice ISSN:  2421-6496 E-ISSN: 2612-0526

Anno di pubblicazione: 2022

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Abstract: In this article, we introduce and discuss the notion of peripheral locations as a key element in understanding production strategies, location marketing and screen tourism in contemporary Italian television. After defining the notion and stressing its relevance to the new production policies of the Italian public broadcasting service Rai, we focus on the TV series La porta rossa (The Red Door) as an exemplary case study. Co-produced by Rai Fiction and Vela Film (Garbo Produzioni from the second season), the show internationally distributed by Studio Canal, the distribution division of Canal+ (Vivendi Group). The story is set in the city of Trieste, close to the border between Italy and Slovenia, and intertwines crime and fantasy. The production history of the show demonstrates the complex role played by peripheral locations in the writing process and in the fictional world, and the VR walking tours organized by Esterno/Giorno underline how peripheral locations can help to create innovative and engaging forms of screen tourism.

Parole chiave (TAGs):  Italian TV crime drama, Peripheral locations, Production studies, Screen tourism, Rai, DETECt

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