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Monday, November 8, 2004 7:44 AM

SNIPER


The SciFi Wire just posted this up:

Serenity Surprises Whedon

Joss Whedon, writer and director of the upcoming SF movie Serenity, told SCI FI Wire that shooting the feature-film version of his Fox TV series Firefly is every bit as stressful as churning out an hour of TV drama every week. "It's been as stressful, and I thought it'd be less stressful," Whedon said in an interview during a break in filming last summer at Universal Studios in Los Angeles. "I thought I'd be, you know, golfing in between takes and writing sonnets."

Whedon makes his feature-film directorial debut with Serenity after having created and run TV's Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel and Firefly, many of whose episodes he both wrote and directed. With Serenity, he said, "two things have not worked in my favor. One is, although I don't have three shows to run—and believe me, nothing will ever be as hard as that was—the movie takes up your attention in the way that three shows do. All of the creative energy that you're usually pouring into telling 20 to 40 stories a year, you're pouring into one, and you find you need it. You find you wake up in the middle of the night and go, 'His pants are too baggy.' And it's important. You have to watch everything so carefully, because every mistake that you make is going to be 40 feet high. Whenever you think, 'Well, maybe that's good enough,' I just say to myself: 'Cineramadome.'"

Still, Whedon said, he's finding the filmmaking process surprising, even after having produced 13 hours of Firefly. "You really are surprised by what you do in a way that you're not so much with TV," he said. "Because, even though I know these guys—even though [we're] on Serenity, which are known quantities to me—I'm still surprised, more than I ever have been in TV. I'll do, you know, 10 takes and watch [them] and go, 'Boy, this first one was better than the one with all my notes in it. Remind myself not to tell him that.' ... [The movie] talks back to you, and it does it while you're still making it. In TV, it doesn't do that 'til you're done, which is what's different about it." Serenity, starring Nathan Fillion, is in post-production with an eye to an April 22, 2005, release. Universal is owned by NBC Universal, which also owns SCIFI.COM.




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Monday, November 8, 2004 7:56 AM

LINDLEY


15 hours.

Nice interview anyway.

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Monday, November 8, 2004 8:03 AM

EMBERS


yeah, when Joss came to the WizardWorld con in Chicago he whined that they expected him to direct EVERY scene...
at least w/Buffy, Angel & Firefly he had other writers & directors to share some of the burden...
but 'Serenity' is going to be 100% Joss!
(I can't wait)

Sci-fi wire has done a great job of giving publicity to Joss over the years, personally I am really grateful for the regular new stories and reports we get from so many different sources.
(even if they make the occassional error)

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Thursday, December 9, 2004 11:04 PM

YT

the movie is not the Series. Only the facts have been changed, to irritate the innocent; the names of the actors and characters remain the same


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Originally posted by Lindley:
15 hours.


Less than twelve hours. Joss didn't do the commercials, or station breaks.

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Thursday, December 9, 2004 11:14 PM

INSANESPIKE


Shiny interview!

Although, they've still got it listed as being released April 22. That reminder of the ORIGINAL date just brings a tear to my eye..

"How drunk was I last night?"

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Thursday, December 9, 2004 11:35 PM

YT

the movie is not the Series. Only the facts have been changed, to irritate the innocent; the names of the actors and characters remain the same


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Originally posted by InsaneSpike:
they've still got it listed as being released April 22.


The interview was quoted in this thread November 8. I think the first announcement of the rescheduled release came on November 21.

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Friday, December 10, 2004 10:23 AM

INSANESPIKE


Ah, ok, my bad. I didn't realize the original date was Nov. 8. That'll teach me to not pay attention lol.

"How drunk was I last night?"

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