The Star Wars Archives. 1977-1983



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The Star Wars Archives. 1977–1983
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The Star Wars Archives. 1977-1983

Star Wars exploded onto our cinema screens in 1977 and the world hasn't been the same since. In this coffee-table book, George Lucas guides us through the original trilogy as never before, recounting the inspirations, experiences and stories that created a modern monomyth.



Star Wars exploded onto our cinema screens in 1977 and the world hasn't been the same since. After watching depressing and cynical films in the early 1970s, audiences enthusiastically embraced the positive energy of the Star Wars universe as they followed moist farmer Luke Skywalker on his journey through a galaxy far, far away. They met such extraordinary characters as the mysterious hermit Obi-Wan Kenobi, space pirates Han Solo and Chewbacca, loyal robots C-3PO and R2-D2, the brave Princess Leia and the gruesome Darth Vader, servant of the dark, evil emperor.

Writer, director and producer George Lucas created the modern monomyth of our time, one that appeals to the child in all of us. He founded Industrial Light & Magic to develop state-of-the-art special-effects technology, which he combined with innovative editing techniques and a heightened sense of sound to give audiences a unique sensory movie experience.

In this first volume, made with the full cooperation of Lucasfilm, Lucas tells his own story. He takes 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 provides new insights into the creation of a unique universe. Complete with script pages, production documents, concept art, storyboards, on-set photos, stills and posters, the XXL-sized tome is an authoritative exploration of the original saga as told by its creator.

Title: The Star Wars Archives. 1977-1983
Publisher: Taschen
Size: 335 x 462 x 73 mm
Size: 604 pages
Weight: 7091 grams
Language: English
Material: Hardcover
ISBN: 9783836563420



TASCHEN is a leading art book publisher known for its dazzling and bold world of striking coffee-table books on architecture, aphrodisia, art, design, fashion, photography, pop culture, style and travel. Working closely with renowned creative partners, the company has published thousands of titles in dozens of languages. From the essential Basic Art series to SUMO-sized Collector's...