La poetica degli spazi di Breaking Bad

Sara Martin


Breaking Bad (2008-2013) produced, thanks to the creativity of Vince Gilligan and his writing room, some of the most emblematic characters in the history of contemporary television. Also, the writers of Breaking Bad were able to devise places and spaces that play important symbolic functions: spaces of mediation, spaces of transit, sacred spaces. This article investigates the meanings and characteristics of some of these settings: the swimming pool, the White family home, the meth lab. The analysis considers also the relation between characters and spaces, paying particular attention to the places inhabited by the main character, Walter White.


Breaking Bad; home; space; modern capitalism; antihero; characters

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DOI: 10.6092/issn.2421-454X/5900


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