Similar authors to follow
See more recommendations
About Ensley F. Guffey
Throughout his adventures, in spite (or because) of bad livers, broken hearts, and other ailments common to the modern world, Ensley has managed to marry well, and to help raise one of the great American mutts, and two cats of indeterminate, though likely royal, lineage. He has also always been a reader, writer, and TV and film watcher par-excellence. He has presented papers at regional, national, and international academic conferences on topics ranging from the American industrialist Samuel Colt to the television show Breaking Bad, and he has published peer-reviewed scholarly essays on Babylon 5, Breaking Bad, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Farscape, and Marvel's the Avengers.
With his wife, K. Dale Koontz, Ensley co-convened the Joss In June conference on the works of Joss Whedon in June 2013, and they are co-authors of Wanna Cook? The Complete, Unofficial Companion to Breaking Bad, available right now and right here on Amazon! As to the future, Ensley and Dale are at it again with their next book: Dreams Given Form: the Unofficial Companion to the Universe of Babylon 5. Otherwise, he looks forward to expanding his author page here at Amazon.com, and to spending more time in his hammock with both Dale and a pile of comic books.
Customers Also Bought Items By
The only comprehensive critical guide to the beloved sci-fi phenomenon
A Dream Given Form provides an accessible, comprehensive, and critical look at Babylon 5, one of the most groundbreaking series of all time. Nearly 20 years after the show ended, this indispensable companion not only covers all five seasons of Babylon 5, but also the feature-length TV movies, the spinoff series Crusade (including three non-produced episodes), The Legend of the Rangers, The Lost Tales, the canonical novels, the DC comic book series, and the short stories set in the Babylon 5 universe. Each season and text is explored thoroughly with an in-depth look at how the individual episodes, books, stories, and comics fit into larger ongoing storylines.
Carefully constructed to be enjoyed by both those who have watched the series multiple times and viewers watching for the first time, A Dream Given Form elucidates without spoiling and illuminates without nitpicking.
“I am not in danger . . . I am the danger.” With those words, Breaking Bad’s Walter White solidified himself as TV’s greatest antihero. Wanna Cook? explores the most critically lauded series on television with analyses of the individual episodes and ongoing storylines. From details like stark settings, intricate camerawork, and jarring music to the larger themes, including the roles of violence, place, self-change, legal ethics, and fan reactions, this companion book is perfect for those diehards who have watched the Emmy Award–winning series multiple times as well as for new viewers. Wanna Cook? elucidates without spoiling, and illuminates without nit-picking. A must-have for any fan’s collection.
In an age when geek chic has come to define mainstream pop culture, few writers and producers inspire more admiration and response than Joss Whedon. From Buffy the Vampire Slayer to Much Ado About Nothing, from Dr. Horrible’s Sing–Along Blog to The Avengers, the works of Whedon have been the focus of increasing academic attention. This collection of articles represents some of the best work covering a wide array of topics that clarify Whedon’s importance, including considerations of narrative and visual techniques, myth construction, symbolism, gender, heroism, and the business side of television. The editors argue that Whedon’s work is of both social and aesthetic significance; that he creates "canonical television." He is a master of his artistic medium and has managed this success on broadcast networks rather than on cable.
From the focus on a single episode to the exploration of an entire season, from the discussion of a particular narrative technique to a recounting of the history of Whedon studies, this collection will both entertain and educate those exploring Whedon scholarship for the first time and those planning to teach a course on his works.
Für alle Fans, die süchtig nach diesem TV-Hit sind, erscheint nun BREAKING BAD - DER INOFFIZIELLE SERIENGUIDE. Das Buch enthält einen Episodenguide zu allen Folgen und liefert umfassende Hintergrundinformationen rund um BREAKING BAD.