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Letter From Joss Whedon from Buffy Complete DVD Set

Those of you who are the proud owners of the Buffy Complete Series DVD Box set will also know the contents of this letter. But for those of you who aren’t so lucky, here’s Joss Whedon‘s letter to the fans:

Well, here you have it. All of it. Seven years of painstaking work, of pain and creation, of wit, confusion, strength, compromise and achievement… of me, dreaming of nightmares.

To say that Buffy has been the greatest, most difficult and rewarding experience of my career thus far would actually be to undersell its significance. It represents the best work (again, so far) of so many talented people I can’t possible name them all here. David Greenwalt and Marti Noxon, who ran the show with me are more responsible for its shape and terrible beauty than I ever intend to give them credit for, do spring to mind. But so many great writers, actors and crew labored beyond the beyond to make this show happen that it extended, as true art does, beyond my reach. This show ran me, not the other way around. It told me what to say, what to show, when to give comfort and when to draw blood. This show, seven years of it, is a living thing. Put it on your shelf, and got to bed. it will whisper to you in your sleep.

Joss Whedon

This post was transferred from the old version of this site on 6 September 2011 and backdated to the original posting date.

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