Buffy the Vampire Slayer

Buffy the Vampire Slayer

by Anne Billson


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ISBN-13: 9781844570898
Publisher: BFI Publishing
Publication date: 12/15/2005
Series: BFI TV Classics Series
Edition description: 2005
Pages: 154
Product dimensions: 5.31(w) x 7.48(h) x 0.02(d)

About the Author

Anne Billson is a film critic and author of several books, one of which (Suckers) is a novel about vampires. She lives in Paris, France.

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Buffy the Vampire Slayer 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
xicanti on LibraryThing 7 months ago
A critical reading of the television series.This was my first foray into the prolific world of Buffy criticism, and I'm quite impressed. Billson's tiny book makes for a good survey text. She explains where she's coming from as a viewer, places Buffy within the context of similar TV shows and movies, and launches into some good, (if brief), analysis of the show's themes and events. Each chapter begins with a concise summary of a season, followed by some deeper discussion of the issues that arise therein. The result is a readable, engaging take on the show that manages to cover some good, scholarly ground without ever becoming dry and boring.Billson structures her arguments well, backing up each of her conclusions with solid evidence from the show. Not all her stances are positive, either; she's got strong opinions on certain matters, including the overall quality of season four and the efficacy of certain characters. I felt that she made a good case for each of her complaints; even when I didn't agree with her, I could see where she was coming from.I definitely recommend this to Buffy fans, especially those who've just started exploring the media crit surrounding the show. (As it is a survey text, I'm not sure how much seasoned Buffy Studies veterans would get out of it). Also, be forewarned that there are some brief but major Angel spoilers.
JamieBlustein on LibraryThing 7 months ago
Disappointing. Seemingly comprehensive about vampire movies though.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago