Reading Angel: The TV Spin-off With a Soul

Reading Angel: The TV Spin-off With a Soul


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Reading Angel: The TV Spin-off With a Soul by Stacey Abbott

In 1999, Joss Whedon spun-off the vampire with a soul from Buffy the Vampire Slayer into his own Angel. Recast in L.A., Angel developed its own preoccupations, exploring a darker vision of alienation, atonement and the fight for redemption. The series ended in 2004, but its legion of loyal fans continues to petition the WB network for a new spin-off or motion picture on the ""Save Angel"" website and other online fansites. This book covers all five seasons, discussing the cinematic aesthetics of Angel, its music, shifting portrayals of masculinity, the noir Los Angeles setting, the superhero, and horror. A complete episode guide is included.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781850438397
Publisher: I. B.Tauris & Company, Limited
Publication date: 10/14/2005
Series: Reading Contemporary Television
Pages: 256
Product dimensions: 5.46(w) x 8.52(h) x 0.85(d)

About the Author

Stacey Abbott is Lecturer in Film and Television Studies, Roehampton University

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