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Buffy, ballads, and bad guys who sing : music in the worlds of Joss Whedon

Author: Kendra Preston Leonard
Publisher: Lanham, Md. : Scarecrow Press, 2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This contributed volume explores the significant role that music plays in the works of Joss Whedon, investigating the uses and meaning of music and sound in Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel, Firefly,  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: Joss Whedon; Joss Whedon
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Kendra Preston Leonard
ISBN: 9780810869455 0810869454
OCLC Number: 468969833
Description: xxi, 308 pages : illustrations, music ; 24 cm
Contents: Welcome to the hellmouth : Buffy's music arc / Jacqueline Bach --
Theorizing television music as serial art : Buffy the vampire slayer and the narratology of the thematic score / Christopher Wiley --
Spike ensouled : the sonic transformations of a champion / Elizabeth A. Clendinning --
More than just a rock'n'roll reversal : tracking gender on Buffy the vampire slayer / Amanda Howell --
A sweet vamp : critiquing the treatment of race in Buffy and the American musical once more (with feeling) / Jeffrey Middents --
Concealing truths : rhetorical questions in "Once more, with feeling" / Cynthea Masson --
Singing their hearts out : the problem of performance in Buffy the vampire slayer and Angel / Janet K. Halfyard --
Angel's narrative score / Matthew Mills --
Still flyin'? : conventions, reversals, and musical meaning in Firefly / Stanley C. Pelkey II --
"My rifle's as bright as my sweetheart's eyes" : Joss Whedon's Firefly and the songs of the Clancy Brothers / Linda Jencson --
The meaning of "world music" in Firefly / Eric Hung --
"The status is not quo" : gender and performance in Dr. Horrible's sing-along blog / Kendra Preston Leonard.
Responsibility: edited by Kendra Preston Leonard.

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Anyone familiar with the cult television favorites created by writer Joss Whedon knows how important music is in his shows. The essays in this collection focus entirely on the music in Whedon's Read more...

 
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