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Buffy The Vampire Slayer (TV Series)
''Buffy the Vampire Slayer'' is an American supernatural drama television series created by writer and director Joss Whedon. It is based on the 1992 film of the same name, also written by Whedon, although the events of the film are not considered canon to the series. Whedon served as executive producer and showrunner under his production tag Mutant Enemy Productions. The series premiered on March 10, 1997, on The WB and concluded on May 20, 2003, on UPN. The series narrative follows Buffy Summers (played by Sarah Michelle Gellar), the latest in a line of young women known as "Vampire Slayers", or simply "Slayers". In the story, Slayers, or the "Chosen Ones", are chosen by fate to battle against vampires, demons and other forces of darkness. Buffy wants to live a normal life, but as the series progresses, she learns to embrace her destiny. Like previous Slayers, Buffy is aided by a Watcher, who guides, teaches and trains her. Unlike her predecessors, Buffy surrounds herse ...
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Supernatural Fiction
Supernatural fiction or supernaturalist fiction is a genre of speculative fiction that exploits or is centered on supernatural themes, often contradicting naturalist assumptions of the real world. Description In its broadest definition, supernatural fiction overlaps with examples of weird fiction, horror fiction, vampire literature, ghost story, and fantasy. Elements of supernatural fiction can be found in writing from the genre of science fiction. Amongst academics, readers and collectors, however, supernatural fiction is often classed as a discrete genre defined by the elimination of "horror", "fantasy", and elements important to other genres. The one genre supernatural fiction appears to embrace in its entirety is the traditional ghost story. The fantasy and supernatural fiction genres would often overlap and may be confused each for each other, though there exist some crucial differences between the two genres. Fantasy usually takes place in another world, where fantastic ...
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Marc Blucas
Marcus Paul Blucas (born January 11, 1972) is an American actor. Prior to his acting career, he played college basketball with the Wake Forest Demon Deacons. He had his first starring role as soldier and love interest Riley Finn on the WB supernatural drama series '' Buffy the Vampire Slayer'' from 1999 to 2000, and later starred as football team manager Matthew Donnelly on the USA drama series '' Necessary Roughness'' from 2011 to 2013. Blucas starred alongside Katie Holmes in the romantic comedy film '' First Daughter'' (2004) and also had lead roles in the thriller films '' Three'' (2006) and '' The Killing Floor'' (2007). He had supporting roles in the romance films ''I Capture the Castle'' (2003), '' After Sex'' (2007), and '' The Jane Austen Book Club'' (2007); the horror films '' They'' (2002), '' Deadline'' (2009), and '' Unearth'' (2020); the thriller films '' Brawl in Cell Block 99'' (2017) and '' Looking Glass'' (2018); and the drama films '' Prey for Rock & Roll'' ...
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Fran Rubel Kuzui
Fran Rubel Kuzui is an American film director and producer. She received her master's degree from New York University and was a script supervisor for a decade, prior to her first film, 1988's ''Tokyo Pop'', which she co-wrote and directed. The movie was shown at the 1988 Cannes Film Festival and received critical acclaim for its depiction of an American woman trying to make sense of the Japanese youth culture. She is best known as the director of the 1992 film '' Buffy the Vampire Slayer'', whose original screenplay was the basis for the Buffy the Vampire Slayer television series. She discovered the screenplay of writer Joss Whedon, expanded the Buffy character with him, and together with producer Kaz Kuzui put together the financing to produce the picture. Kuzui served as an executive producer on the TV series and its spin-off ''Angel'', having packaged ''Buffy'' along with Kaz Kuzui, Sandollar TV's Gail Berman and Sandy Gallin. Along with husband Kaz Kuzui, she founded Kuz ...
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Marti Noxon
Martha Mills Noxon (born August 25, 1964) is an American television and film writer, director, and producer. She is best known for her work as a screenwriter and executive producer on the supernatural drama series '' Buffy the Vampire Slayer'' (1997–2003). She was also executive producer, writer, and creator of the Bravo comedy-drama series ''Girlfriends' Guide to Divorce'' (2015–18) and the Lifetime drama series ''UnREAL'' (2015–18). She was an executive producer of the CBS medical drama series '' Code Black'' (2015–17). Noxon also wrote the science fiction action film ''I Am Number Four'' (2011), the horror thriller film ''Fright Night'' (2011), and the biographical drama film ''The Glass Castle'' (2017). She wrote and directed the drama film '' To the Bone'' (2017). Noxon created the AMC dark comedy series '' Dietland'' and the HBO limited series '' Sharp Objects'', both of which premiered in 2018. Early life Noxon was born in Los Angeles, California, to Nati ...
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David Greenwalt
David Greenwalt (born October 16, 1949) is an American screenwriter, director, and producer. He was the co-executive producer of the TV series ''Buffy the Vampire Slayer'' and co-creator of its spinoff, ''Angel''. He is also co-creator of the short-lived cult television show ''Profit''. He co-created the NBC supernatural drama '' Grimm''. Early life Greenwalt was born and raised in West Los Angeles, California. He attended Los Angeles City College, California State University, Northridge, and University of Redlands, where he graduated with a B.A. in drama, English, and education. Credits ''Buffy the Vampire Slayer'' Greenwalt was a co-executive producer on ''Buffy'' until the show's third season, when he was promoted to executive producer. He left the show at the end of the third season to co-create the spin-off series ''Angel'' with Joss Whedon. He was credited as a consulting producer on ''Buffy'' from Season 4 until the final season, although did not write or direct any epis ...
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Television In The United States
Television is one of the major mass media outlets in the United States. , household ownership of television sets in the country is 96.7%, with approximately 114,200,000 American households owning at least one television set as of August 2013. The majority of households have more than one set. The peak ownership percentage of households with at least one television set occurred during the 1996–97 season, with 98.4% ownership. In 1948, 1 percent of U.S. households owned at least one television while 75 percent did by 1955, and by 1992, 60 percent of all U.S. households received cable television subscriptions. As a whole, the television networks that broadcast in the United States are the largest and most distributed in the world, and programs produced specifically for US-based networks are the most widely syndicated internationally. Due to a recent surge in the number and popularity of critically acclaimed television series during the 2000s and the 2010s to date, many critics ...
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Robert Duncan (composer)
Robert Duncan is a Canadian composer of film and television music. He has composed music for such TV series as '' Buffy the Vampire Slayer'' and '' Castle''; as well as films such as ''Butterfly on a Wheel'' and '' Into the Blue 2: The Reef''. He has been associated with writer/producer Shawn Ryan, composing some of his produced TV shows including ''The Unit'', ''Lie to Me'', '' Timeless'' and more recently ''S.W.A.T.''. He has received fourteen ASCAP awards.'' Early life Born and raised in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, Duncan was born into a family with deep musical history. His great-grandfather arranged music for silent films in England and other relatives were closely affiliated with two of England's prominent composers, Ralph Vaughan Williams and Benjamin Britten. As a child he attended the Claude Watson School of the Performing Arts and in sixth grade he composed his first piece of music. At age 16 in high school, he landed his first gig scoring a promotional video ...
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Thomas Wander
Thomas Wander, ( Graz, 19 April 1973) also credited as Thomas Wanker, is an Austrian-born composer for film and television. While his original plans were to play piano in a jazz band, as a teenager he took notice of the emotional response he had to the scores for '' E.T. the Extraterrestrial'' and ''Once Upon a Time in America'' and grew an interest in film music. In 1992, he moved to Los Angeles to study film composition at the University of Southern California. He has won the BMI Film Music Award in 2008 for his score in ''10,000 BC'', in 2010 for his score in the film ''2012'', and in 2014 for the score to ''White House Down''."Mychael Danna and Top Composers Honored at 2014 BMI Film/TV Awards"
BMI 15 May 2014 Wander frequently collaborates ...
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Sean Murray (composer)
Sean Murray is an American composer, who has composed for numerous films, television shows and video games, such as ''God, the Devil and Bob'' (2000), starring Alan Cumming, James Garner and French Stewart, '' Art Heist'' ( 2004), '' Buffy the Vampire Slayer'' (1997), '' True Crime: Streets of LA'' ( 2003), '' Call of Duty: World at War'' (2008), and the record selling game '' Call of Duty: Black Ops'' ( 2010). Biography Sean grew up in Santa Barbara, California, where he attended the Brooks Institute Film School. There he began studying film composing, by contributing music to dozens of student movies. Sean debuted as a composer when he was a teenager for the action film ''Scorpion''. Discography Films 1990s 2000s 2010s 2020s Television Video games Personal life Sean is the son of actor Don Murray, who was nominated for an Academy Award in the 1956 comedy film '' Bus Stop''. Sean also has two brothers, Christopher and Mick Murray. He lives in Hollywood Hills ...
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Christophe Beck
Jean-Christophe Beck (born November 30, 1972) is a Canadian television and film score composer and conductor. He is a brother of pianist Chilly Gonzales. He is best known for his collaborations with Disney and its subsidiaries, which include composing the soundtracks of ''The Muppets'' (2011), '' Frozen'' (2013) and its 2019 sequel, the Marvel Cinematic Universe films '' Ant-Man'' (2015), '' Ant-Man and the Wasp'' (2018), and '' Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania'' (2023) as well as its TV miniseries '' WandaVision'' (2021) and '' Hawkeye'' for Marvel Studios, and '' Free Guy'' (2021) for 20th Century Studios, as well as the company’s 100th anniversary logo. He is also noted for winning an Emmy Award in 1998 for his work on the television series '' Buffy the Vampire Slayer'', as well as for composing the soundtrack of '' The Hangover'' (2009). Early life Beck started piano lessons at five, and by eleven he was learning Bee Gees songs by ear and performing with his first b ...
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Walter Murphy
Walter Anthony Murphy Jr. (born December 19, 1952) is an American composer, keyboardist, songwriter, and record producer. He is best known for the instrumental " A Fifth of Beethoven", a disco adaptation of Beethoven's Fifth Symphony which topped the charts in 1976 and was featured on the ''Saturday Night Fever'' soundtrack in 1977. Further classical–disco fusions followed, such as " Flight '76", "Rhapsody in Blue", " Toccata and Funk in 'D' Minor", "Bolero", and "Mostly Mozart", but were not as successful. In a career spanning over five decades, Murphy has written music for numerous films and TV shows, including ''The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson'', ''The Savage Bees'', '' Stingray'', '' Wiseguy'', '' The Commish'', '' Profit'', '' Buffy the Vampire Slayer'', '' Looney Tunes'', and '' How Murray Saved Christmas''. He has had a long-running partnership with Seth MacFarlane, composing music for his films and TV shows such as '' Family Guy'', ''The Cleveland Show'', '' ...
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Nerf Herder
Nerf Herder is an American rock band from Santa Barbara, California, formed in 1994 by Parry Gripp (vocals, guitar), Charlie Dennis (bass) and Steve Sherlock (drums). They describe themselves as a " geek rock" band, and are known for simplistic modern punk-style songs with frequently humorous, juvenile, and pop-culture-referencing lyrics. The band's name is a reference to a line of dialogue between Princess Leia and Han Solo in ''Star Wars: Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back''. Their 1997 single "Van Halen", a tribute to the band of the same name, received significant radio airplay and led to their first major record deal with Arista Records. They also composed and performed the theme music to the television series '' Buffy the Vampire Slayer.'' History Nerf Herder was formed in Santa Barbara in 1994 by Parry Gripp (vocals, guitar), Charlie Dennis (bass), and Steve Sherlock (drums). Dennis left the band after the release of their debut self-titled album, and wa ...
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