Joss Whedon: Conversations (Google eBook)

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David Lavery, Cynthia Burkhead
Univ. Press of Mississippi, 2011 - Biography & Autobiography - 198 pages
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No recent television creator has generated more critical, scholarly, and popular discussion or acquired as devoted a cult following as Joss Whedon (b. 1964). No fewer than thirty books concerned with his work have now been published (a forthcoming volume even offers a book-length bibliography), and ten international conferences on his work have convened in the U.K., the United States, Australia, and Turkey. Fitting then that this first volume in the University Press of Mississippi's "Television Conversations" series is devoted to the writer, director, and showrunner who has delivered "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" (The WB, 1997-2001; UPN, 2001-3), "Angel" (The WB, 1999-2004), "Firefly" (2002), "Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog" (Webcast, 2008), and "Dollhouse" (FOX, 2009-10).

If Whedon has shown himself to be a virtuoso screenwriter/script-doctor, director, comic book author, and librettist, he is as well a masterful conversationalist. As a DVD commentator, for example, the consistently hilarious, reliably insightful, frequently moving Whedon has few rivals. In his many interviews he likewise shines. Whether answering a hundred rapid-fire, mostly silly questions from fans on the Internet, fielding serious inquiries about his craft and career from television colleagues, or assessing his disappointments, Whedon seldom fails to provoke laughter and reflection.


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User Review  - Ginny - Goodreads

Even if you aren't a fan of his work (and why the hell are you NOT a fan???) you will find these interviews insightful. Anyone who wants to be a writer, filmmaker, producer or just wants to get to a little deeper into Whedonverse will not be disappointed. Read full review

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User Review  - Lisa - Goodreads

Even when the man is being interviewed, he's clever and thoughtful. Good inspiration for writers. Read full review


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About the author (2011)

CYNTHIA BURKHEAD is an Instructor of English at the University of North Alabama in Florence. Her major areas of literary interest is twentieth century poetry and fiction.

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