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Author Sterba, Wendy, 1955- author.

Title J.J. Abrams vs. Joss Whedon : duel for media master of the universe / Wendy Sterba.

Publication Info. Lanham, [Maryland] : Rowman & Littlefield, [2016].


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 PAS Central Library Non-Fiction, 1st Floor    791.4302 STE    Available
Description xvii, 285 pages : black & white illustrations ; 24 cm
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Summary In J.J. Abrams vs. Joss Whedon, Wendy Sterba compares the parallel careers in film and television of two creative masterminds-pitting one against the other in a light-hearted competition. The author looks back upon the beginnings of both men's careers-Whedon's stint as a writer on Roseanne and Abrams' early scripts for films like Regarding Henry-and forward to their most recent blockbusters, Avengers: Age of Ultron and Star Wars: The Force Awakens. This books also looks at non-fantasy successes, such as Abrams' series Felicity and Whedon's adaptation of Much Ado about Nothing.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Introduction: J.J. vs. Joss: a love story -- First scripts: doctoring, conceiving and giving birth -- Getting the girl: Buffy, Felicity and Sydney -- What fresh hell: devils, angels, a firefly, lost -- Who we are and who we will be in Dollhouse and Fringe -- TV or not TV: no success like failure -- Oh, the horror: Cabin in the woods and Super 8 -- Hit and myth! defenders of the franchise -- The next Spielberg?
Subject Abrams, J. J. (Jeffrey Jacob), 1966- -- Criticism and interpretation.
Whedon, Joss, 1964- -- Criticism and interpretation.
ISBN 9781442269903 (hardcover)
1442269901 (hardcover)

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