The Cinema of George Lucas
Baker & Taylor
Citing the eminent filmmaker's significant contributions to the movie industry since the inception of the Star Wars series, a tribute to Lucas's vision draws on exclusive interviews and unique access to the Lusasfilm archives to survey some of his most significant achievements. 60,000 first printing.
George Lucas is known for his highly successful movies such as the Star Wars series, "American Graffiti," and "Raiders of the Lost Ark." In this oversize volume (11.75x10.75"), writer and publisher Hearn tells the story of Lucas' life and work, from his childhood, to films he made as a student at the U. of Southern California, to the construction of his Big Rock Ranch. The book includes shooting schedules, scripts of deleted scenes, movie stills, candid photographs, and reproductions of working sketches and handwritten notes, and a filmography. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Blackwell North Amer
A gifted storyteller in the epic tradition, a masterful director and editor, and a visionary leader in the field of visual effects and production techniques, George Lucas has made an enormous contribution to the art and culture of our time. The Cinema of George Lucas presents new insights into the work of this innovative and influential filmmaker, whose groundbreaking technical achievements and creation of enduring modern mythologies have forever changed both film and science fiction.
Drawing on exclusive new interviews, oral histories, and unprecedented access to the Lucasfilm archives, including documents such as shooting schedules and production notes, author Marcus Hearn analyzes Lucas's personal journey as a director over four decades - beginning with his student work - while also delving into his projects as a writer, an editor, and a producer. He also discusses Lucas's many other accomplishments in the film industry, including the formation of Industrial Light & Magic, Skywalker Sound, and LucasArts.
The book is lavishly illustrated with many images that have never or rarely been seen, such as stills from Lucas's student films made at the University of Southern California, material from the director's cut of his early science-fiction film THX 1138, and production shots and behind-the-scenes photos from, among other films, the very first Star Wars film, the beloved classic American Graffiti, the Indiana Jones adventures - and the forthcoming Star Wars: Episode III Revenge of the Sith (to be released on May 19, 2005).
Citing the filmmaker's contributions to the movie industry since the inception of the Star Wars series, a tribute to Lucas's vision draws on interviews and the Lusasfilm archives to survey some of his most significant achievements.
New York : H.N. Abrams, 2005
Branch Call Number:
791.43 Hearn 2005
263 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 28 x 30 cm