maddogdrivethru.net

Open all night
It is currently Fri Dec 15, 2017 9:34 pm

All times are UTC - 5 hours [ DST ]


Forum rules


Trolls will feel the wrath of Kam



Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 5 posts ] 
Author Message
 Post subject: How Buffy Influenced Modern Entertainment
PostPosted: Fri Mar 10, 2017 8:58 pm 
Offline
Gunnery Sergeant
User avatar

Joined: Wed Sep 17, 2008 3:16 am
Posts: 5247
Location: The Cockney Paradise
Reputation points: 12839
Since Doggie and reinald are such fans...

Quote:
It's been 20 years since Buffy The Vampire Slayer first hit our TV screens. It has fans all over the world, and made a star of its lead actress Sarah Michelle Gellar.

A TV series based on a not-great movie about a Californian teenager who attends high school by day and fights vampires by night, seems an unlikely candidate to be a serious contender to become a TV classic and hugely influential piece of popular culture.

But Buffy managed it and after close to 150 episodes - with its final outing airing in 2003 - its influence is still felt today as a truly ground breaking piece of work.

Here are some of the things that Buffy has given the world of entertainment.

Strong, complex women on screen.

In TV and film it's all too common for female characters to be the love interest or the support to a male lead.

Buffy successfully put a woman at the centre of the series, and led the way for characters like The Hunger Games' Katniss Everdeen, The Force Awakens' Rey, Homeland's Carrie Mathison, and so many more.
Whip-smart dialogue filled with great pop culture references.

This was a trademark feature of Buffy - one example, after a gruesome multiple murder at a college fraternity house, a demon approvingly comments: "It's like somebody slaughtered an Abercrombie and Fitch catalogue."

Series ranging from Gilmore Girls to Family Guy gleefully use dialogue in a similar, although less gruesome, way.

Joss Whedon!

Buffy's show runner is now one of the biggest names in Hollywood.

Two of the films in the Top 10 highest grossing of all time were directed by him - Marvel's The Avengers and its sequel Avengers: Age of Ultron. Both took over $1.5bn (£1.23bn) and he also had a role overseeing other successful Marvel films.

And it all started with the experience he got writing and directing Buffy.
Standalone storylines with an ongoing narrative leading up to an end of series 'Big Bad'.

When writer/producer Russell T Davies re-launched Doctor Who in 2005, he changed its format to one that was similar in many ways to Buffy.

The episodes in each series lead up to a climax where the main threat has been bubbling under the surface for several episodes.

La La Land?

Without Buffy's brilliant musical episode Once More, With Feeling would Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone's movie ever have been green-lit?

Actually, yes, it would have been. But if you enjoyed the singing dancing love letter to LA which didn't win best film at this year's Oscars, you could do worse than to check out Buffy's musical extravaganza.

It's exactly like La La Land, but with added demons.

It also set a trend for other TV shows to unexpectedly feature a musical episode halfway through a series, including medical comedy Scrubs and medical drama Grey's Anatomy - and an upcoming Supergirl/The Flash crossover.

Thanks Buffy, you saved the world - a lot.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-39229395

_________________
I could be the catalyst that sparks the revolution
I could be an inmate in a long-term institution
I could dream to wide extremes, I could do or die
I could yawn and be withdrawn and watch the world go by
What a waste...


Top
 Profile E-mail  
 
 Post subject: Re: How Buffy Influenced Modern Entertainment
PostPosted: Fri Nov 24, 2017 4:01 am 
Offline
buck private
User avatar

Joined: Sat Sep 20, 2008 8:01 am
Posts: 14339
Reputation points: 9407
And

Quote:
TV
10 hours ago
'Buffy the Vampire Slayer: 10 secrets the set
By Blanche Johnson | Fox News
http://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/20 ... s-set.html

_________________
Even so, never go to a gunfight without a gun and, if you intend to win, never go to a religious war without religion. You'll lose.
tomkratman.com


Top
 Profile E-mail  
 
 Post subject: Re: How Buffy Influenced Modern Entertainment
PostPosted: Fri Nov 24, 2017 3:48 pm 
Offline
First Sergeant
User avatar

Joined: Tue Feb 01, 2011 3:06 pm
Posts: 9524
Location: inside your worst nightmare
Reputation points: 10688
Amazingly never watched a single episode.

_________________
Nero: So what is your challenge?

Anthro: Answer question #2: How do "Climate Change models" mathematically control for the natural forces which caused the Ice Age(s) to come and go . . . repeatedly?


Top
 Profile E-mail  
 
 Post subject: Re: How Buffy Influenced Modern Entertainment
PostPosted: Fri Nov 24, 2017 5:24 pm 
Offline
Sergeant

Joined: Mon Feb 16, 2009 6:41 pm
Posts: 2603
Reputation points: 4295
Never watched it either... :/


Top
 Profile E-mail  
 
 Post subject: Re: How Buffy Influenced Modern Entertainment
PostPosted: Fri Nov 24, 2017 10:38 pm 
Offline
Oppressive Tyrant and Enemy of Truth
User avatar

Joined: Mon Sep 15, 2008 6:06 pm
Posts: 15307
Location: under the porch
Reputation points: 14267
No wonder you stinking savages aint got no couth.

_________________
First, we must kill moose and squirrel


Top
 Profile E-mail  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 5 posts ] 

All times are UTC - 5 hours [ DST ]


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 4 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
Powered by phpBB © 2000, 2002, 2005, 2007 phpBB Group