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Joss Whedon: Conversations
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 Un ...more
Paperback, 198 pages
Published March 29th 2011 by University Press of Mississippi
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More of a 3.5 kind of thing. Essentially, this book is a collection of interviews various people have conducted with Joss Whedon over the course of his career, starting in the early Buffy TV series days and culminating to the point just prior to cancellation of Doll House. A lot of Whedon's long-standing interests come into light here, including the influence of his mother on his feminist views, his atheism, and his love of Broadway and theatre. There's also a lot of behind-the-scenes details on ...more
This collection of interviews with the entertainment behemoth provides a good insight into his original intent and creative process. Although the interviews are a unarguably dated (mostly about a decade old), it provides insight into how Whedon's career has evolved according to his original interests, ie. producing summer blockbuster action flicks. The prolific writer/director's energy and wit shine through the interviews and illuminates a career with tremendous ups and downs. I'm writing this r ...more