Category Archives: Buffy the Vampire Slayer

‘Gladiator’ (Scott, 2000) and the ‘Buffy the Vampire Slayer’ (Whedon, 2004) Series Finale ‘Chosen’

[Updated] Connections Under Examination: The final episodes of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, season 7,  exhibit soundtrack elements that quote from Hans Zimmer’s film score for Ridley Scott’s Gladiator (2000). The series finale combines musical parallels, recognizable quotation, and a culminating battle … Continue reading

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The Ovid Commentaries in ‘Angel’ (Greenwalt & Whedon): S2: E21, “Through the Looking Glass.”

In this post, I discuss the consequences for me of noticing a familiar Latin text in a scene where it serves as a prop and, according to the story, is not even supposed to be Latin. In episode 21 of season 2, Angel … Continue reading

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