This research analyzes how this specific aspect influenced the narrative style in the tv series “Veronica Mars”. This American series, aired on television from 2004 to 2007, is unique in its genre because it’s a teen drama that embodies crime, noir and investigation features. The protagonist of the story is Veronica Mars, a high-school student that in her free time works as a private detective with her father, former Neptune sheriff. Her life was normal and happy until her boyfriend’s sister, who was also her best friend, was brutally murdered. That moment changed her life. The timing is very important for the story because this series has continuous flashbacks that enrich and enliven the plot, interrupting constantly and dividing the different phases in a constant passage between past and present. They have different forms, sometimes as the main character’s dreams that reveal hidden truths. Moreover, flashbacks exist for different motives: to highlight Veronica’s two different lives, before and after the murder, to detail events about the characters’ past and to show events and solutions to the mysteries. Also, this technique intends to further involve the spectator, making him take part in the story, giving more details of the characters’ lives and points of view to increase his empathy. In all three seasons the dynamics of time is counterbalanced by a fixed space. This delicate balance gives greater meaning to both time and space and their role within the storyline. All related details are therefore carefully looked after in all three seasons in order to perfectly balance their weight in the story itself.
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|Titolo:||The Perfect Balance Between Time and Space in Veronica Mars.|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2016|
|Appartiene alla tipologia:||04d Abstract in atti di convegno|