The Making of The Empire Strikes Back: Star Wars The Definitive Story (Hardcover)
 
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The Making of The Empire Strikes Back: Star Wars The Definitive Story (Hardcover)

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    In this lavish thirtieth-anniversary tribute to the blockbuster film Star Wars: Episode V The Empire Strikes Back, New York Times bestselling author J. W. Rinzler draws back the curtain to reveal the intense drama and magnificent wizardry behind......more

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In this lavish thirtieth-anniversary tribute to the blockbuster film Star Wars: Episode V The Empire Strikes Back, New York Times bestselling author J. W. Rinzler draws back the curtain to reveal the intense drama and magnificent wizardry behind the hit movie—arguably the fan favorite of the Star Wars Saga.

Following his The Making of Star Wars, the author has once again made use of his unlimited access to the Lucasfilm Archives and its hidden treasures of previously unpublished interviews, photos, artwork, and production mementos. The result is a comprehensive behind-the-scenes, up-close-and-personal look at the trials and triumphs, risks and close calls, inspiration, perspiration, and imagination that went into every facet of this cinematic masterpiece. Here’s the inside scoop on:

• the evolution of the script, from story conference and treatment to fifth draft, as conceived, written, and rewritten by George Lucas, famed science-fiction author Leigh Brackett, and screenwriter Lawrence Kasdan

• the development of new key characters, including roguish hero Lando Calrissian, sinister bounty hunter Boba Fett, and iconic Jedi Master Yoda

• the challenges of shooting the epic ice planet battle in the frozen reaches of Norway and of conjuring up convincing creatures and craft—from tauntauns and snowspeeders to Imperial walkers

• the construction of a life-sized Millennium Falcon and the swamp planet Dagobah inside a specially built soundstage in Elstree Studios

• the technique behind master Muppeteer Frank Oz’s breathing life into the breakthrough character Yoda

• the creation of the new, improved Industrial Light & Magic visual effects facility and the founding of the now-legendary Skywalker Ranch

In addition, of course, are rare on-the-scene interviews with all the major players: actors Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Billy Dee Williams, Anthony Daniels, Pet...

J. W. Rinzler, executive editor at Lucasfilm Ltd., is the author of the New York Times bestseller The Making of Star Wars, as well as the London Times bestseller The Complete Making of Indiana Jones.

Author:
Rinzler, J. W.
Series Title:
Star Wars
Genre:
PERFORMING ARTS / Film & Video / Direction & Production
Audience:
General/trade
Format:
Hardcover
Pages:
361
Language:
English
Publisher:
Lucasbooks
Publish Date:
10/12/2010
Copyright Year:
2010
ISBN:
9780345509611
Height:
10.75 in
Wdth:
11.5 in
Thickness:
1.5 in
Unit weight:
5.15 lb
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  • The Making of Star Wars: Episode V...

    The Book is hard bound and as discribed, graphics on nearly every page and the information given isn't readily avaible everywhere.

    • How did the image on site compare with the actual product? an exact likeness
    • How accurate was the on site description of the product? good
    • Please tell us about the quality of the product. the hard bound book was of good quality, the print is easy to read and all seems as advertised
    • Would you recommend this to a friend? Yes
  • Hard to place this book down and walk away from

    Excellent book, excellent read. The photos alone give this book high praise. This book is beautifully bound and the pages within are of the best quality paper. Reading the comments and the personal notes that go along with this production are worth its weight. Any fan that loves STAR WARS would enjoy having this book.

    • Did the image onsite match the product? yes
    • Did the description onsite accurately describe the product? yes
    • How is the quality of the product? all bound books should be this good
    • Would you recommend this to a friend? Yes
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