Joss Whedon: Conversations (Google eBook)

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David Lavery, Cynthia Burkhead
Univ. Press of Mississippi, 2011 - Biography & Autobiography - 198 pages
2 Reviews

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

Contents

Fresh Air Interview with Joss Whedon
3
Joss Whedon Gets Big Bad and GrownUp with Angel
14
Westfield Comics Joss Whedon Interview
18
The Onion AV Club Interview with Joss Whedon 1
23
Joss Whedon Answers 100 Questions
34
Joss Whedon Feminist
42
MustSee Metaphysics
64
The Man Behind the Slayer
71
Joss Whedon
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Interview with Joss Whedon
129
The Shebytchescom Interview
138
The Onion AV Club Interview with Joss Whedon 2
143
Joss Whedon on Crafts and Craftiness
162
Meet Joss Whedon the Web Slayer
170
Joss Whedons Plan to Monetize Internet Content Watch Out Hollywood
175
Joss Whedon Just Wants to Be Loved
184

JoBlocom Visits the Set of Serenity
80
Serenity Now
85

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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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