Joss Whedon Interviews (With Links :)
Somebody’s putting these interviews (plus a few others) between covers and calling it a book. The title is “Joss Whedon: Conversations,” and the editors are David Lavery and Cynthia Burkhead. The publisher, University Press of Mississippi, puts out a lot of these “Conversations” books, selling clothbound volumes for $50 a pop. Yes, fifty–$50–dollars.
Enjoy reading these interviews free.
Kim Werker Interview, “On Crafts and Craftiness,” crochetme.com
Tasha Robinson interview, The Onion AV Club.
Joss Whedon Answers 100 Questions, SFX Magazine.
Roger Ash interview, Editor of Westfield Comics.
James Longworth interview, from Volume Two of TV Creators: Conversations with America’s Top Producers of Television Drama. (Google Books has a preview on line which features a lot, but not all, of the interview.)
Must-See Metaphysics by Emily Nussbaum, New York Times.
10 Questions for Joss Whedon, New York Times.
Laura Miller Interview, Salon.
Jim Kozak Interview, In Focus.
Thomas Leupp Interview, JoBlo.com.
Daniel Robert Epstein Interview, Suicide Girls.
Mike Russell Interview, CulturePulp.
Joy Press Interview, Salon.
Other Great Purple Conversational Fests You Can Read for Free
Tavi Gevinson interview, Rookie
Ken P. Interview, IGN.
Sheerly Avni Interview, Mother Jones.
Her Face Was Nothing But Red, Whedonesque. This list cannot *not* have Joss Whedon on the death of Dua Khalil.
And Another Tasha Robinson interview, The Onion AV Club.
Guardian UK: To whom would you most like to say sorry, and why? “My wife, for not knowing how to live as abundantly as she does.”
Wired interviews Joss about writing. And Dollhouse: “Well the fans, bless their hearts, were all going, ‘We’re sure that it’s good, it’s Joss, we trust him. Maybe we’re missing how it’s good.’ It was very sweet. And it does have fans. In fact, just the other night I saw a clip from it, and I was like, ‘Oh wait a minute, this show meant a lot to me and is meaningful and beautiful.’” But mostly writing. And other neat stuff, such as: “The show was on some level supposed to be a celebration of human perversion, because perversion, like obsession, is the thing that makes people passionate and interesting and worthy. And people who are nothing, like Echo and the other dolls, are learning to be someone. And part of learning to be someone is learning to be someone that nobody else wants to be.”
One of the book’s editors posted.
I submitted this comment as a reply:
Hi, I’m Pointy on Whedonesque.
Here are my concerns:
1. You’re making money (not “in advance,” but if the bo0k sells) off Joss Whedon’s words–off his witty, thoughtful, insightful comments about his work. Is Joss Whedon going to be making money off these words of his, too?
2. You’re charging for things that I and anyone can read free of charge. Not all of the interviews, but most of them, are available online. Links are available here: . . . Do you think students or libraries should pay for interviews they can access online without charge? Did you pay to read these interviews?
ETA Well, a day has passed, and no answer. Some observations.