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The Star Wars Archives. 1977–1983

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Star Wars exploded onto our cinema screens in 1977, and the world has not been the same since. After watching depressing and cynical movies throughout the early 1970s, audiences enthusiastically embraced the positive energy of the Star Wars universe as they followed moisture farmer Luke Skywalker on his journey through a galaxy far, far away, meeting extraordinary characters like mysterious hermit Obi-Wan Kenobi, space pirates Han Solo and Chewbacca, loyal droids C-3PO and R2-D2, bold Princess Leia and the horrific Darth Vader, servant of the dark, malevolent Emperor.Writer, director, and producer George Lucas created the modern monomyth of our time, one that resonates with the child in us all. He formed Industrial Light & Magic to develop cutting-edge special effects technology, which he combined with innovative editing techniques and a heightened sense of sound to give audiences a unique sensory cinematic experience.In this first volume, made with the full cooperation of Lucasfilm, Lucas narrates his own story, taking us through the making of the original trilogy―Episode IV: A New Hope, Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back, and Episode VI: Return of the Jedi―and bringing fresh insights into the creation of a unique universe. Complete with script pages, production documents, concept art, storyboards, on-set photography, stills, and posters, the XXL-sized tome is an authoritative exploration of the original saga as told by its creator.

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Overview

“My movies tend to advertise private vanity, a you-can-do-it angle. Their message is: ‘Don’t hearken to everybody else. Uncover your personal emotions and observe them. Then you’ll be able to overcome something.’”

Concerning the Writer

Paul Duncan is a movie historian whose TASCHEN books embody The James Bond Archives, The Charlie Chaplin Archives, The Godfather Household Album, Taxi Driver, Movie Noir, and Horror Cinema, in addition to publications on movie administrators, movie genres, film stars, and movie posters.

Star Wars exploded onto our cinema screens in 1977, and the world has not been the identical since. After watching miserable and cynical films all through the early 1970s, audiences enthusiastically embraced the constructive vitality of the Star Wars universe as they adopted moisture farmer Luke Skywalker on his journey by a galaxy far, far-off, assembly extraordinary characters like mysterious hermit Obi-Wan Kenobi, area pirates Han Solo and Chewbacca, loyal droids C-3PO and R2-D2, daring Princess Leia and the horrific Darth Vader, servant of the darkish, malevolent Emperor.Author, director, and producer George Lucas created the trendy monomyth of our time, one which resonates with the kid in us all. He fashioned Industrial Mild & Magic to develop cutting-edge particular results know-how, which he mixed with modern enhancing strategies and a heightened sense of sound to present audiences a novel sensory cinematic expertise.On this first quantity, made with the complete cooperation of Lucasfilm, Lucas narrates his personal story, taking us by the making of the unique trilogy―Episode IV: A New Hope, Episode V: The Empire Strikes Again, and Episode VI: Return of the Jedi―and bringing contemporary insights into the creation of a novel universe. Full with script pages, manufacturing paperwork, idea artwork, storyboards, on-set images, stills, and posters, the XXL-sized tome is an authoritative exploration of the unique saga as advised by its creator.

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