Why Buffy Matters: The Art of Buffy the Vampire Slayer

Why Buffy Matters: The Art of Buffy the Vampire Slayer

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by Rhonda V. Wilcox
     
 

ISBN-10: 1845110293

ISBN-13: 9781845110291

Pub. Date: 11/05/2005

Publisher: I. B.Tauris & Company, Limited

Rhonda Wilcox is the world's foremost authority on Buffy the Vampire Slayer, its characters, and its themes. Wilcox argues that Buffy is enduring as art by exploring its excellence in both long-term story arc construction and in producing individual episodes that are powerful on their own. She examines the larger patterns that extend through all seven

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Rhonda Wilcox is the world's foremost authority on Buffy the Vampire Slayer, its characters, and its themes. Wilcox argues that Buffy is enduring as art by exploring its excellence in both long-term story arc construction and in producing individual episodes that are powerful on their own. She examines the larger patterns that extend through all seven seasons: the hero myth, imagery of light, naming symbolism, Buffy's relationship with Spike, sex, and redemption. Wilcox also focuses on acclaimed and noteworthy episodes, including the musical "Once More, with Feeling," the largely silent and wordless "Hush," and the dream episode "Restless." She examines Buffy's literary narrative, symbolism, visual imagery, and sound. Combining great intelligence and wit, written for fans, this is the worthy companion to the show that has claimed and kept the minds and hearts of watchers worldwide.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781845110291
Publisher:
I. B.Tauris & Company, Limited
Publication date:
11/05/2005
Edition description:
First Edition
Pages:
256
Sales rank:
317,256
Product dimensions:
5.61(w) x 14.00(h) x 0.65(d)

Table of Contents

Part I: Panorama
• The Monsters of Teen Life
• The Long Arc of Light and Dark
• Naming and Identity
• When Harry Met Buffy: Buffy Summers, Harry Potter, and Heroism
• Sex and Soul: Buffy, Spike, and Redemption
• Exiting the Text and Globalization * Part II: Tight Focus
• Love ("Surprise"/"Innocence")
• Laughter ("The Zeppo")
• Fear: ("Hush")
• Poetry ("Restless")
• Death ("The Body")
• Song ("Once More, with Feeling")

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Why Buffy Matters: The Art of Buffy the Vampire Slayer 4.3 out of 5 based on 1 ratings. 3 reviews.
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It was an Alrite book. it told you alot of information about buffy if you were just getting into Buffy, but for a fanitatic like me, i already knew all of it.