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Thursday, March 31, 2005

Also sprach Joss Whedon

Våra kompisar på Slayage, som i vanliga fall ger ut en essäskrift om Buffy och Vampyrerna, har precis gjort en tio sidor lång sammanställning av smarta grejer som Joss Whedon har sagt. Här är ett par godbitar:

“That's why when we aired ‘Innocence,’ when Buffy slept with Angel and his curse went into effect and he became evil again, I went on the Internet and a girl typed in, `This is unbelievable. This exact thing happened to me,' and that's when I knew that we were doing the show right.”

“But nowadays I'm really cranky about comics. . . . Because most of them are just really, really poorly written soft-core. And I miss good old storytelling. And you know what else I miss? Super powers. Why is it now that everybody's like ‘I can reverse the polarity of your ions!’ Like in one big flash everybody's Doctor Strange. I like the guys that can stick to walls and change into sand and stuff. I don't understand anything anymore. And all the girls are wearing nothing, and they all look like they have implants. Well, I sound like a very old man, and a cranky one, but it's true.”

“Ultimately, stories come from violence, they come from sex. They come from death. They come from the dark places that everybody has to go to. . . . If you raise a kid to think everything is sunshine and flowers, they’re going to get into the real world and die. . . . That’s the reason fairy tales are so creepy, because we need to encapsulate these things, to inoculate ourselves against them, so that when we’re confronted by the genuine horror that is day-to-day life we don’t go insane.”

Resten av citaten hittar ni här (pdf-format) eller här (html-version av Google).

Slayage - http://www.slayage.tv/


Blogger rasmus said...

"also sprach" är korrekt tyska...

2:59 PM, April 02, 2005  

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