Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Myth, Metaphor & Morality by Mark Field

By Mark Field

Gathered essays protecting each one episode of the tv sequence Buffy the Vampire Slayer.

Show description

Read Online or Download Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Myth, Metaphor & Morality PDF

Best television books

I'm Not High: (But I've Got a Lot of Crazy Stories about Life as a Goat Boy, a Dad, and a Spiritual Warrior)

A deeply own, deeply hilarious memoir from one in every of America's so much liked Saturday evening reside comedians.

With his goofy smile, sleepy eyes, and stoner's chuckle, Jim Breuer will possibly not seem to be the main introspective comic in the market. the truth that he made his mark taking part in Goat Boy on Saturday evening dwell and a recalcitrant toker within the stoner vintage part Baked doesn't support his attractiveness in any respect. yet in I'm now not excessive, we meet a complete new Jim Breuer: the Jim who excursions the rustic along with his complete kinfolk in tow; the Jim who cares for his sick eighty-five-year-old father; the Jim who considers himself a deeply non secular individual. I'm no longer excessive unearths the complicated guy at the back of the simpleminded character, bringing to existence actual tales from a profession that has spanned riotous (yet by some means semi-righteous) a long time.

Jim dishes on every little thing from the SNL years to his early adventures in movie. the forged of characters in I'm no longer excessive comprises Chris Farley, Dave Chapelle, and Tracy Morgan-who all taught Jim lasting classes concerning the high-stakes online game of popularity. He additionally chronicles the consistent position his kin has performed in maintaining him sincere. no matter if he's arguing together with his spouse approximately faith (Is it ok to think in God yet now not think in church? ), attempting to look after his youngsters, or aiding his father get in the course of the day together with his dignity in tact, it's transparent that a few of his top fabric comes from his top moments as a son and a dad and a husband.

The Citizen Machine: Governing By Television in 1950s America

The Citizen desktop is the untold political historical past of television’s formative period. Historian Anna McCarthy is going backstage of early tv programming, revealing that lengthy ahead of the age of PBS, leaders from company, philanthropy, and social reform activities in addition to public intellectuals have been all obsessively interested in TV’s strength to mildew the correct of citizen.

Reading 24: TV against the Clock (Reading Contemporary Television)

Time has named 24 one of many "Best tv occasions of the last decade. " With an leading edge structure that makes use of one hour of genuine time for every episode, and a season that contains one twenty-four hour interval, the exhibit zeroes in at the fears and hazards of a post-9/11 global and the ways that threats are transmitted, tracked down, and fought.

Additional resources for Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Myth, Metaphor & Morality

Example text

You may have heard of this interconnection between character and story being referred to as causal relationship. But to many new writers that is just a phrase, something intangible, even if they can see the result. Let’s take this example: a) A child dies. His mother dies. This is not a story, simply because the two are not interconnected. But: b) A child dies. His mother then dies of grief. Now we have a story. The action of one is the direct cause of the other, thus the term causal relationship.

I don’t think so. Thousands of children in the viewing audience would identify with David’s predicament. They don’t fully understand the concepts, but they know they exist. If the perception of the child were the focal point for our storytelling, mightn’t we get a chance to look at all those issues through a child’s eyes, and see our welfare state, with all its anomalies, from his or her emotional viewpoint, and say something that’s never been said before about how kids cope with their parents’ pain and trauma?

Once DOCUPRO FINAL ART CLIENT: ALLEN & UNWIN REFERENCE: DP3/DP3106/MAIN 26 Who wants what—and who gets it? 27 the actor undertakes to play the role, that self-absorption is translated into total absorption in the character you have created on paper, but into which the actor will breathe life. The financier has a different agenda again. Films and television in Australia are financed in a number of ways, but one thing is true of all of them. Once your script gets to the point of being financed, it stops being art, a creation, and becomes simply a product, a commodity.

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.99 of 5 – based on 49 votes