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Firefly: The Official Companion: Volume Two Paperback – May 8, 2007
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"Firefly: The Official Companion, Volume Two" is another fine example of what such books should be, as fans of Whedon's television series have come to expect. What you get here is more of what we found in Volume One.Read more ›
But when I saw this book on the library's New Books stack, I grabbed it. I think you should grab a copy, too, even if you're no die-hard fan. Because this book is _fun_.
Most of the book is episode scripts (half of them; the other half are in Volume One). That's worth the price alone, because the scripts are immensely readable. Like other intelligent shows, the dialogue is both fast and thoughtful, and you might not have caught everything when you heard it the first or second time around. In particular, the scripts include the translations from the Chinese expletives, and most of them are _very_ funny.
And the "stage direction" is not the dispassionate descriptive sort ("Man enters, wearing a hat"). It reflects the entire mood of the show:
INARA walks towards them, heading for the stairs up to the shuttle catwalk. She's dressed with stunning elegance.
KAYLEE: Hey there, 'Nara. Heading off for some glamorous romance?
Simon turns, momentarily stunned by her elegance.
If you're a screenwriter, this is absolutely a must-have.
The book is also peppered with cast interviews, stories about the creation of Firefly's theme song, production explanations on how, for example, they created Niska's Skyplex. In this book, you can spend an enjoyable few hours investigating how a show can be done *right*...even if the network screwed it up.
It contains the scripts of several episodes which include Jaynestown, Out of Gas, Ariel, War Stories, Trash, The Message, Heart of Gold, and Objects in Space.
There are a lot of commentary by the cast and crew. There are profiles of the actors and characters which detail a lot of information. There are a lot of drawings and pictures of props and costumes. There are also a lot of scene info and photos. There is information on the creation of the theme song for the show.
Joss Whedon did a great job with the show. And, so did his team. Fox screwed up, and they should have let Whedon do what he knew how to do and to allow the show to stay on a decent night than to mess with things and mess with the episode order.
This is definitely a must book for the Firefly fan and any Browncoat for sure.
I recommend this book because it is so fully detail with information and color photos, and you get a lot of behind the scenes knowledge about the show and what the actors, writers and directors thought.
This companion book tells so much that you are not able to find and gather in one place and be able to have available in front of you in your hands.
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HEY,COME ON, ITS FIREFLY.DESCRIBES EPISODES WITH SCRIPT AND PICTURES. AND WITH ALL THINGS FIREFLY YOU EITHER GET IT OR YOU MISSED THE SHIP!!Published 2 months ago by not the hero of canton
Enjoyed this very much. In addition to the TV scripts, the "behind the scenes" info.; pictures from the series, cast, and crew; and the various interviews made this very... Read morePublished 14 months ago by Fair haired Cher
As a serious Firefly addict, this book is fascinating! Not only lots of photos and explanations of the major props, it also gives the shooting scripts for the first half of the... Read morePublished 17 months ago by Haxie