Joss Whedon, A Creative Portrait: From Buffy the Vampire Slayer to Marvel's The Avengers

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I.B.Tauris, Oct 10, 2013 - Social Science - 296 pages
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For millions of fans around the world, Joss Whedon is known as the cult creator of 'Buffy the Vampire Slayer', 'Angel', and 'Firefly', television designed to be, as he says, “an emotional experience, to be loved in a way that other shows can't be loved". Whedon's works, the 'Whedonverses', have generated astonishing critical and scholarly interest, but nothing has hitherto investigated in depth their source: the mind of Joss Whedon. An intellectual biography written by world expert on the Whedonverse David Lavery, this book tracks Whedon's multi-faceted magic from the source - early influences of parents and teachers, comics, books, films, television, collaborators - to artistic incarnation, including Whedon's 'Dollhouse' due out from Fox in 2008. Whedon's imaginative output is not limited to the small screen, of course. He's written film scripts and music, comic books and essays; he's contributed to other people’s TV shows, and made a movie, all in less than twenty years of creative work. Lavery explores all these, as well as Joss in his many guises: as fan boy, script doctor, librettist, writer, actor, TV auteur, and aspiring movie director.
 

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great overview of Whedons life/works... fantastic to read something that was published in 2014 as it includes everything up to The Avengers. Recommended reading for any die-hard Whedonite. Read full review

Review: Joss Whedon, A Creative Portrait: From Buffy the Vampire Slayer to Marvel's The Avengers

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Contents

Introduction From the Mind ofJoss Whedon
17
Apprentice
29
Fan Boy
37
Film Studies Major
46
Buffy Goes to the Movies
68
Script DoctorScreenwriter
74
Creator
89
Creator ofAngel and Firefly
101
Networks of Enterprise
137
Marvels The Avengers
168
Joss Whedon Auteur
177
Epilogue You thinkyou know whatyou are whats to come
203
Whedon
209
The SchoolofWhedon
215
Bibliography
239
General Filmography
257

Creator of Serenity
118
Visiting the Dollhouse
125
Not Making Wonder Woman
131

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