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Author: Wendy Sterba
Publisher: Lanham : Rowman & Littlefield, 2016.
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In J.J. Abrams vs. Joss Whedon, Wendy Sterba compares the parallel careers in film and television of two creative masterminds-pitting one against the other in a light-hearted competition. The author looks back upon the beginnings of both men's careers-Whedon's stint as a writer on Roseanne and Abrams' early scripts for films like Regarding Henry-and forward to their most recent blockbusters, Avengers: Age of Ultron  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Sterba, Wendy.
J. J. Abrams vs. Joss Whedon
Lanham : Rowman & Littlefield, 2016
(DLC) 2016024157
Named Person: J J Abrams; Joss Whedon; J J Abrams; Joss Whedon
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Wendy Sterba
ISBN: 9781442269903 1442269901
OCLC Number: 950445517
Description: pages cm
Contents: Introduction: J. J. vs. Joss: a love story --
First scripts: doctoring, conceiving and giving birth --
Getting the girl: Buffy, Felicity and Sydney --
What fresh hell: devils, angels, a firefly, lost --
Who we are and who we will be in Dollhouse and Fringe --
TV or not tv: no success like failure --
Oh, the horror: Cabin in the woods and Super 8 --
Hit and myth! defenders of the franchise --
The next Spielberg?
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In J.J. Abrams vs. Joss Whedon, Wendy Sterba compares the parallel careers in film and television of two creative masterminds-pitting one against the other in a light-hearted competition. The author looks back upon the beginnings of both men's careers-Whedon's stint as a writer on Roseanne and Abrams' early scripts for films like Regarding Henry-and forward to their most recent blockbusters, Avengers: Age of Ultron and Star Wars: The Force Awakens. This books also looks at non-fantasy successes, such as Abrams' series Felicity and Whedon's adaptation of Much Ado about Nothing.

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Sterba, a film professor at College of St. Benedict/St. John's University, compares the careers of J.J. Abrams and Joss Whedon to muted effect. The goal of the comparison is supposedly to determine Read more...

 
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