From the cult favorite Buffy the Vampire Slayer, which netted four million viewers per episode, to the summer blockbuster The Avengers, which amassed a box office of $1.5 billion, Joss Whedon has made a name for himself in Hollywood for his penchant for telling meaningful, personal tales about love, death, and redemption even against the most dramatic and larger-than-life backdrops. This biography follows his development from a creative child and teenager who spent years away from his family at an elite English public school, through his early successes-which often turned into frustrating heartbreak in both television (Roseanne) and film (Buffy the Vampire Slayer)-to his breakout turn as the creator, writer, and director of the Buffy television series. Extensive, original interviews with Whedon's family, friends, collaborators, and stars-and with the man himself-offer candid, behind-the-scenes accounts of the making of groundbreaking series such as Buffy, Angel, Firefly, and Dollhouse, as well as new stories about his work with Pixar writers and animators during the creation of Toy Story. Most importantly, however, these conversations present an intimate and revealing portrait of a man whose creativity and storytelling ability have manifested themselves in comics, online media, television, and film.
"Amy Pascale delves deep behind the scenes of Joss Whedon's myriad film and television projects, covering Avengers, vampire slayers, and everything in between. This thorough and engaging biography is a must-read for everyone who loves Whedon's work, from the casual fan to the most hardcore Browncoat." --Tim Hanley, author of "Wonder Woman Unbound: The Curious History of the World's Most Famous Heroine" "The material is jam-packed with all sorts of behind the scenes trivia. Perhaps that means an update will be needed after "Avengers: Age of Ultron." Amy Pascale has written an interesting, well-written take on the life and art of Joss Whedon; any true fan should take a look." --CliqueClaque "Pascale collects enough fascinating details and candid anecdotes to surprise even the most devoted of Whedonites." --"Maclean's Magazine"
Number Of Pages: 448
Published: 1st August 2014
Dimensions (cm): 23.6 x 15.9 x 2.9
Weight (kg): 0.75