The Star Wars Archives. 1977-1983. 40th Anniversary Edition

The Star Wars Archives. 1977-1983. 40th Anniversary Edition
Author: Paul Duncan
Rating: 4.74
Bestsellers Rate: 6840
Publisher: Taschen GmbH
Book Format: Hardback
Binding: Твердый
Pages: 512
Hours of reading: 8.5 hours
Publication Date: 2021
Languages: | English |
Price: 23,99 €

About the book

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 galaxy 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 Organa 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, this is the authoritative exploration of the original saga as told by its creator. About the series TASCHEN turns 40! Since we started our work as cultural archaeologists in 1980, TASCHEN has become synonymous with accessible publishing, helping bookworms around the world curate their own library of art, anthropology, and aphrodisia at an unbeatable price. Today we celebrate 40 years of incredible books by staying true to our company credo. The 40 series presents new editions of some of the stars of our program-now more compact, friendly in price, and still realized with the same commitment to impeccable production.

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Paul Duncan Biography

Paul Duncan has seen lots of films and read lots of comics and books. He wanted to share his enthusiasm for these subjects so he published magazines about comics (Ark) and crime fiction (Crime Time) before launching a series of small film guides (Pocket Essentials). He has edited more than 30 film books for TASCHEN, and wrote Alfred Hitchcock and Stanley Kubrick in the Film Series. Bengt Wanselius was a freelance photojournalist for every major magazine and publishing house in Scandinavia from 1967 to 1985, his assignments taking him to war-stricken areas of the Middle East and other places of unrest or revolution in Yugoslavia, Nicaragua, Haiti, and Cuba. Equally at home doing advertising for Unilever, Kodak, and Ericsson, or taking stills for film directors Bille August, Bo Wideberg and Liv Ullmann, he splits his time between TV, dance, theater, and book assignments. He spent 15 years as the house photographer at the Royal Dramatic Theatre in Stockholm, recording the work of internationally well-known theatre directors such as Arthur Miller, Andrzej Wajda, Robert Lepage, and Ingmar Bergman. His long collaboration on 20 productions with Bergman ranged from theater and opera to television, creating a unique photographic documentary of Bergman's works. Erland Josephson is a writer, playwright, actor, and director. He has worked with Ingmar Bergman for seventy years. He took over the management of the Royal Dramatic Theater in Stockholm in 1966, heading the theater for nine years. He has collaborated with a number of internationally renowned film directors including Andrei Tarkovsky, Theo Angelopoulis, Liliana Cavani, and Istvan Szabo. On stage, he participated in Peter Brooks's The Cherry Orchard, first at BAM in Brooklyn, later joining the world tour of the play. ... Read full biography

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Publisher: Taschen GmbH
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Languages: | English |
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ISBN13: 9783836581172
ISBN10: 3836581175
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Edition Statement: Anniversary
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Book Format: Hardback
Book Binding: Твердый
Paper: Мелованная
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Pages: 512
Book Weight: 1474
Book Dimensions: 156x217x43.18
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Publication date: Feb. 10, 2021
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Publication City/Country: Cologne, Germany

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