The Resource Joss Whedon : geek king of the universe : a biography, by Amy Pascale ; foreword by Nathan Fillion

Joss Whedon : geek king of the universe : a biography, by Amy Pascale ; foreword by Nathan Fillion

Label
Joss Whedon : geek king of the universe : a biography
Title
Joss Whedon
Title remainder
geek king of the universe : a biography
Statement of responsibility
by Amy Pascale ; foreword by Nathan Fillion
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Author
Author of introduction
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Joss Whedon is a male writer whose most famous creation is a girl-power icon; a geek who deals in classic themes of love, betrayal and redemption; and one of the first people in the entertainment industry to have harnessed the power of the internet to engage directly with his fans. Amy Pascale became one of those fans when Buffy Summers enrolled at Sunnydale High in 1997. She has followed Whedon's career ever since, marvelling at his ability to reimagine seemingly hackneyed genres as heartfelt human drama. In this revealing biography she seeks out the source of that imagination, exploring his artistic liberal upbringing in New York and teenage years at an elite English public school, before tracing his journey from a bruising start in television to his status today as a blockbuster writer and director whose every new project is pored over online by millions of loyal geeks. Using extensive original interviews with many of Whedon's key collaborators - as well as Joss himself - Amy presents candid behind-the-scenes accounts of the making of ground-breaking shows 'Buffy the vampire slayer', 'Angel' and 'Firefly', and considers Whedon's distinctive contribution to cinema through movies such as 'Toy story', 'Serenity' and superhero epic 'The Avengers assemble'. The result is an intimate portrait of the man who re-wrote popular culture and gave it a heart
Summary
Chronicles the life and career of the producer and director, known for such television hits as "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" and "Firefly" and such blockbuster films as "The Avengers."
Writing style
Biography type
individual biography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10342149
Cataloging source
StDuBDS
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Pascale, Amy
Dewey number
791.450233092
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1971-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Fillion, Nathan
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Whedon, Joss
  • Screenwriters
  • Television producers and directors
  • Motion picture producers and directors
Target audience
adult
Label
Joss Whedon : geek king of the universe : a biography, by Amy Pascale ; foreword by Nathan Fillion
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
viii, 440 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781845137199
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781845137199
  • 15265135
Label
Joss Whedon : geek king of the universe : a biography, by Amy Pascale ; foreword by Nathan Fillion
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
viii, 440 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781845137199
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781845137199
  • 15265135

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