Monday, May 21, 2012

Joss Whedon

He definitely has left us wanting more of Loki.

This guy has a knack for creating unforgettable characters, from the gang on Buffy the Vampire Slayer to now writing and directing that movie we can't get enough of THE AVENGERS. And to think he got his start as a writer on ROSEANNE.

He was educated at Winchester College, England.

[The relationship between Stark and Banner] is one of the most beautiful things in the movie. They bond over their intellectualism, but Tony is also, from the start, pushing him to stop being afraid. And that’s not necessarily a smart idea, but it does turn into the right idea.
Joss Whedon [About Tony and Bruce from ‘The Avengers’.]
Kaylee Frye of Firefly

Whedon, who has made his support of feminist causes well known and who has built much of his career writing films and TV shows about empowered teenage girls or young women, was a subscriber to Sassy, an American feminist magazine for teenage girls. Sassy was published between 1988-1994, which means that Whedon (who was born in 1964) would have been far into his late 20s or early 30s while receiving the publication.

 "I love Whedon’s writing skills so much, that I’d almost be willing to let him write my future wedding vows."-Neurotic Goddess

Whedon's children have his wife's last name, not his.- imbd

But what's his read deal on Story-Writing, where he comes up with the most genuine tales you fall in love with, from Firefly to Dollhouse. "We plot it out leaving room for disasters or fortuitous occasions. Anything could change. Basically, we plot it ahead always, because if you don't know where you're going, you're not going anywhere." Whedon says.

What about CABIN IN THE WOODS? "There's a little twitch of sci-fi in pretty much everything that comes out of us, but that's not the experience that you're having. I think you define the genre by the experience, and this is a horror movie. There's a lot of laughs in it as well; Drew and I are not gonna not make jokes, but it's not a comedy. The experience is classic horror and anything else that feeds into it is just sort of icing."

Would he protect BUFFY from being rebooted in the future? "Yes, if they [fans] all chip in, send the money to me; it'll be fine, that should work out. Paypal. We seem to be rebooting things that haven't been debooted yet. It's part of the culture but it's not my favorite part, I don't concern myself with it. I think about the things that I can control and the things I'd like to do and say and I don't think about somebody coming along and having a go at it. Look, either they do it poorly, and people will say they've done it poorly. Or they're do it well and good for them. Either way, I don't think it's going to make the work we did disappear."

Whedon is showing he is the master of story-telling. He definitely knows how to get the job done. He's directing more and is one to reckon with in Hollywood.

"I always watch what I say. I am what I say. And I say I'm Emperor of Always, so... Respect, buddy."-Joss Whedon



Cafe Fashionista said...

I literally worship Joss Whedon - he is a complete genius; and I LOVE his work! :)

mazzy may said...

I'm so glad he was a part of The Avengers.

lucy and sarah said...

He's so amazing!

The Dainty Dolls House said...

He's a fantastic talent!! xx

meg said...

I had no idea he got his start on Roseanne.

Laura said...

LOVE Joss! I really hope he directs the sequel to the Avengers as well.

Syed said...

Buffy and mother flippin' Firefly. Heck YEAH.