- “The Star Wars Archives pulls off the impossible: a fresh look at one of the most picked-off franchises ever.”
- “My films have a tendency to promote personal self-esteem, a you-can-do-it attitude. Their message is: ‘Don’t listen to everyone else. Discover your own feelings and follow them. Then you can overcome anything.”
The Star Wars Archives. 1977–1983Hardcover, quarter-bound, 16.2 x 11.8 in., 15.52 lb, 604 pages200Edition: English Availability: In Stock
The Star Wars Archives. 1977–1983200
The Star Wars Archives. 1977 - 1983
The definitive exploration of the original trilogy
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.
Paul Duncan is a film historian whose TASCHEN books include The Star Wars Archives, The James Bond Archives, The Charlie Chaplin Archives, The Godfather Family Album, Taxi Driver, Film Noir, and Horror Cinema, as well as publications on film directors, film genres, and movie stars.
The Star Wars Archives. 1977–1983Hardcover, quarter-bound, 41.1 x 30 cm, 7.04 kg, 604 pages
ISBN 978-3-8365-6340-6Edition: English
ISBN 978-3-8365-6343-7Edition: Spanish