the Vampire Slayer: BFI TV Classics
Season by season, Anne Billson unravels the magic of Buffy, examining the
Slayer's antecedents and influences and exploring how, in a broadcasting
environment inimical to long-running series, Joss Whedon and his collaborators
were able to push the outside of the envelope, take so many risks and
create a fully realised mythology in which the fantasy elements are underpinned
by emotional honesty that brings fresh relevance to the age-old story
the struggle between Good and Evil. Softcover, 154 pp. $27.95.
the Vampire Slayer
An unofficial critical companion to 'Buffy the Vampire Slayer' and 'Angel'. Softcover,
270 pp., $21.95.
the Vampire Slayer: The Watcher's Guide Volume 3
This third volume in the best-selling series of Buffy companions
offers complete episode summations from seasons five, six, and seven.
Fans will gobble up this treasure trove of Vampire Slayer info,
trivia, and photographs. Softcover, 359 pp. $25.95.
Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Philosophy
James B. South
For as long as Buffy has been on television, it's been clear that
the show was light years ahead of its competition. Its level of sophistication
is nowhere more apparent than in this compilation of essays pertaining
to the philisophical relevance of Buffy the Vampire Slayer. With this
book at your side, you'll now have no problem integrating Buffy lore
into any debate about Kant, Sartre, Plato or Marx. Softcover, 335 p.
Bite Me! An Unofficial Guide to the World of Buffy the Vampire Slayer
This new edition of the unofficial companion to "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" contains:
original biographies updated to 2002, a complete episode guide to the end
of season six, a new chapter on the history of the show, an updated listing
best Buffy web sites, an all-new trivia quiz, over 120 photographs,
and much more! Softcover, 196 pp. $16.95.
What's At Stake in Buffy The Vampire Slayer
Edited by Rhonda V. Wilcox and David Lavery
Fighting the Forces explores the struggle to create meaning in an impressive
example of popular culture, the television series phenomenon Buffy the Vampire
Slayer. In the essays collected here, contributors examine the social and cultural
issues implicit in the series and place them in a literary context. Softcover, $41.95.
Seasons of Buffy
Seven Seasons of Buffy is a collection of fun, irreverent and surprising
essays on Buffy by some of science fiction and fantasy's most important
authors. Softcover, 205 pp. $23.95.
Joss Whedon: The
Genius Behind Buffy
A lucid and highly informative summary of the life and career of the creator
of Buffy, Angel, Fray, and Firefly. Illustrated
throughout with black & white photographs. Softcover 171 pp. $23.95.
Buffy Matters: The Art of Buffy the Vampire Slayer
Rhonda Wilcox, a world authority on Buffy the Vampire Slayer,
has been writing and lecturing about the show since its arrival on our screens.
This book is the distillation of this remarkable body of work and thought, a
celebration of the series that she proposes as an aesthetic test case for television.
Combining great intelligence and wit, and written for a wide readership, this
is a worthy companion to the show that has claimed and kept the minds and hearts
of watchers worldwide. Softcover, 246 pp. $19.95.
Making History: The Remarkable Story Behind Canada:
A People's History
A behind-the-scenes look at the many and sometimes alarming adventures involved
in making a major television production, this book is also the story in microcosm
of relations between English and French Canada and the cautionary tale of how
a vital national institution was laid low. Making History is candid,
often funny, and always very revealing. Hardcover 341 pp. $34.99.
Tales from Dog River: The Complete Corner Gas Guide
Ever wondered what Hank does for a living, why we've never seen Wanda's
son, which Corner Gas star is superstitious, or how to make your
own chili cheese dogs at home? The answers are all here. Packed with
information even the most ardent fan doesn't know, Tales from Dog
River also reveals secrets about the making of the show, including
filming flubs, inside jokes, memorable quotes, cast bios, trivia,
and much more. Softcover, 211 pp. $28.00.
Curb Your Enthusiasm: The Book
Curb Your Enthusiasm: The Book is complete with stories
about Larry David's childhood, his roots as a stand-up comic, and his
various writing jobs before the breakthrough of Seinfeld.
Readers will enjoy dating stories from his bachelor years, discover
how he met his future wife Laurie David, and learn why Cheryl Hines
was picked to play his TV wife. Ever wonder if there's a story behind
the creation of Krazee-Eyez Killa's infamous rap? There is, and it's
in this book, along with the tale of the ordinary afternoon lunch where
the idea for Curb
Your Enthusiasm was first formed. Perhaps best of all, fans can
finally see Larry David's original scene outlines - just a few sentences
from which the actors improvise - which eventually evolve into the
carefully edited comedy that we see on air. Hardcover, 208 pp. $39.00.
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