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The Making of Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back

Rinzler, J.W.

Editore: LucasBooks, 2010
ISBN 10: 0345509617 / ISBN 13: 9780345509611
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Titolo: The Making of Star Wars: The Empire Strikes ...

Casa editrice: LucasBooks

Data di pubblicazione: 2010

Legatura: Hardcover

Condizione libro: Used


This Book is in Good Condition. Clean Copy With Light Amount of Wear. 100% Guaranteed. Summary: "These books are the acid flashback they've been promising us without the mess and fuss of dropping acid. again. A trip worth taking."-Carrie Fisher, actress/author "The Making of Star Warswas perhaps the most insightful account of what it's really like to make this kind of movie. The untainted perspective from the pre-release interviews offered inspiration when I found myself in the uncertainty brought upon by the chaos of day to day filmmaking."-Jon Favreau, director ofIron Manand the upcomingIron Man 2 "Rinzler's books sort of freak me out-because I feel when I'm reading them that I'm right back there!"-Robert Watts, production supervisor ofStar Wars "This is a book I've always wanted Here. finally. is an impeccably written and researched look at the way it really happened, removed of all myth-making, step by arduous step A really well-written book, and that is almost unheard of in the behind-the-scenes publishing world Digging through this fantastic book, I found myself transported back to that summer, excited once again by the dream that these amazing artists and craftsmen all shared."-Moriarty,Ain't It Cool Newswebsite. Codice inventario libreria ABE_book_usedgood_0345509617

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Riassunto: 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author has once again made use of his unlimited access to the Lucasfilm Archives and its hidden treasures of previously unpublished interviews, photos, artwork, and production mementos.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, Peter Mayhew, and David Prowse; director Irvin Kershner; producer Gary Kurtz; effects specialists Richard Edlund, Dennis Muren, Ken Ralston, and Phil Tippett; composer John Williams; and many others. Punctuating the epic account is a bounty of drawings, storyboards, and paintings by Ralph McQuarrie, Joe Johnston, and Ivor Beddoes, along with classic and rare production photos. An added bonus is a Foreword by acclaimed director Ridley Scott.
The Making of Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back is a fittingly glorious celebration of an undisputed space-fantasy movie milestone. Search your feelings, you know it to be true.

L'autore: 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.

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