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    copious amounts of competition and it is easy to crash and burn in such a high-stress workplace. Joss Whedon, famous writer and director, rose to the occasion and has become an icon in his career, specifically for the creation of cult classic Buffy the Vampire Slayer and, in recent years, the fan favorite The Avengers. Whedon has created numerous amounts of television shows, comic books, and movie scripts since the beginning of his young career, each building his knowledge of the industry and his own capabilities that would eventually transform him into the leader that he is today. Whedon accomplished his projects by exhibiting dominant tendencies about the work being…

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    Though they adapt the same source material, through the skillful use of setting and cinematography, the openings of Joss Whedon’s and Kenneth Branagh’s Much Ado About Nothing present vastly different moods. Both contain sequences not featured in the text that add to their vision of Shakespeare’s original work - a triumphant and frenzied entrance in a bucolic setting for one, and an intimate abandonment in the other. Branagh’s production is a show, choosing to downplay the darker aspects of the…

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    “Knowing” is Contagious Was Buffy the Vampire Slayer just an entertaining show or did it have a deeper meaning embedded into it? Why did the show have such a big fallowing? Well before we jump into these questions a little background of the show is in order. Buffy the Vampire Slayer was first aired in 1997 and was created by Joss Whedon. The premise of the show is a young girl comes to age and discovers that she is destine to slay vampires and other hellish creatures: she also has to deal with…

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    Shame Shame is one of the dominant themes acted upon in Joss Whedon’s movie adaptation of Much Ado About Nothing, specifically the presentation of shame that is associated with sexual prowess. In the bedroom scene with Don John, the bastard son, and Conrad, his trusted follower, there is a feeling of imprisonment and order right away as you see the sleek straight lines of the furniture, geometrical design and the old eloquent decorations. Along with the prop and sound choice, it is clear that…

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    Equality Now Martin Luther King Jr. gave his ‘I have a Dream’ speech in August of 1963 in support of international equality, and yes, here we are 50 years later, still debating the same issue. Equality Now is an organization that works toward a worldwide egalitarian society. Equality Now is a highly ranked organization working, “For the protection and promotion of the human rights of women and girls around the world,” (Equality Now) with many supporters, one of which being Joss Whedon, a…

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    During the writers’ strike of 2009, Joss Whedon and his team created a forty-five-minute long video entitled Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog. Decades earlier, writer Francis Scott Fitzgerald released his classic, The Great Gatsby. While it may not seem like they have anything in common at first glance, relationships in Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog by Joss Whedon were heavily influenced by the novel The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald, creating a classic “quest story” that draws the readers…

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    The episode “The Body” of Buffy the Vampire Slayer directed by Joss Whedon in 2001, the scene is about Buffy finding her dead mother at home. This scene creates a sense remorse and somber mood. Set in a living room, the scene contains two paramedics with Buffy and her mother. The mood is created from focusing on the interaction of the first paramedic and Buffy with shot/reverse shots while speaking about Buffy’s mother. This scene specifically uses mostly close ups of Buffy as she is clearly…

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    In 2013, Joss Whedon also released a version of Much Ado About Nothing. Although these two films have the same plot, they have very little in common. Whedon utilized a modern setting, while Branagh stuck to the old-fashioned setting. Whereas Branagh minimized Beatrice’s strong-willed personality he thereby abolishes Shakespeare's theme of modernizing society; Whedon’s film focuses on Beatrice and her assertive personality in order to exemplify the progressiveness of women Shakespeare conveyed in…

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    be careful how we break into song,” says Berlanti. Speculations surrounding the musical villain point to Niel Patrick Harris taking the role. The two-part musical event is something Berlanti wants to produce. After already writing the fall crossovers, the show runners are figuring out how to place them. “And we’re doing it across three shows!” exclaims Berlanti. Does he mean he is linking Arrow into this musical bonanza too? Can you imagine Stephen Amell breaking into a song? The crossover…

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    A world will be his. The universe, yours. And the humans, what can they do but burn?” (Whedon). Some of the first words spoken in Avengers directed by Joss Whedon that talk about a plan made to have Loki lead the Chitauri down to Earth to retrieve the Tesseract for Thanos. In exchange for completing this “glorious purpose” he’s been burdened with, Loki is promised control of Earth. Since he was unsuccessful in becoming king of Asgard, why not the next best thing right? “He never considers the…

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