Serenity: The Official Visual Companionby Joss Whedon
Pub. Date: 09/01/2005
Writer/director Joss Whedon creator of Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel makes his long-awaited feature film directorial
Five hundred years in the future, Captain Mal Reynolds and the crew of the transport-for-hire ship Serenity take on two new passengers and soon find themselves in a crossfire between an invincible military force and cannibalistic savages.
Writer/director Joss Whedon creator of Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel makes his long-awaited feature film directorial d�but with Serenity, based on his cult television series Firefly. This large format, full color companion to the movie features:
- A special Introduction by Joss Whedon
- An in-depth interview with him about the making of the film
- The full shooting script, including scenes cut from the final edit
- Fascinating production and background memos by Whedon, including A Brief History of the Universe, circa 2507 A. D.
- Scores of stunning movie stills, storyboards and pieces of production art
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This is the shooting script for the movie 'Serenity,' but it only starts there. It's also a long interview with creator Joss Whedon on the show 'Firefly,' what roles he originally envisioned for the characters and how the actors embodied them, all the different elements that went into creating a TV show like few others, and all the great insider stuff that fans burn to know. Then there are the extras... The definitive (since it's from Joss) history of how the 'Verse got that way. How the government is set up. How the war for Unification began with the best of good intentions. And how a young man named Malcolm Reynolds volunteered. Star maps. Tons of photos from both sides of the camera. Production drawings of weapons, ships, costumes (including some beautifully drawn samples of Inara that I'd like to see available as prints), and every major set. Long notes from Joss about lighting, direction, and cinematography. Quotes from the cast about their characters. Storyboards for the exciting fight and chase scenes. Oh, and the script, written in Joss' trademarked style and including scenes you won't see in the movie. This is like a DVD extra you can get before the movie is released.