Star Wars Episode I the Phantom Menace Illustrated Screenplay

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Star Wars Episode I the Phantom Menace Illustrated Screenplay

Format:  Paperback,

192 pages

Publisher: Random House Inc

Publish Date: Apr 1999

ISBN-13: 9780345431103

ISBN-10: 0345431103

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This timeline is intended to explain several Star Wars books that will be published on the Spring 2002 list and some backlist titles that are related to them, leading to the film release of Star Wars: Episode II this spring (tent. around Memorial Day). The first title is Star Wars: The Approaching Storm, which is the second adventure story that takes place between the action of Episode I and Episode II (see preceding Title Information sheet for details). This title will feature a never-before-seen character from the new movie and is written by Alan Dean Foster, the author of the first Star Wars movie-novelization, Episode IV, in 1976. This title will be published in February 2002.

The next book is the Star Wars: Episode II novelization. Unlike Star Wars: The Phantom Menace, this title will be published in April 2002 before the movie is released, allowing the public to read the story before seeing the movie. This novel will expand on material in the movie, giving the reader details about scenes in the movie that the film viewer won't get seeing the film, giving our book added value.

In addition to the novelization being released early, we will also have The Art of Star Wars: Episode II on sale in April 2002. Like its companion, The Art of Star Wars: Episode I, this book will show artwork from the film. In addition to the artwork, the exclusive illustrated screenplay will be included in this book.

On the back of this page, you will find the books that are essential backlist titles relating to Episode's I & II. These include the prequel novels to Episode I. The "adventure stories" that take place between Episode I & II are listed between the novelization's of the movies.


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Publisher: Random House Inc
Publish Date: Apr 1999
ISBN-13: 9780345431103
ISBN-10: 0345431103
Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 192
Shipping Weight (in pounds): 0.76
Product in Inches (L x W x H): 7.48 x 0.57 x 9.28

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Biography of Lucas, George

As a graduate of the prestigious Cinema Studies program of the University of Southern California, George Lucas represents the movie-educated generation of American filmmakers, which emerged in the 1970's, including Francis Ford Coppola, Steven Spielberg, Martin Scorsese, and Brian DePalma. Lucas's award-winning 20-minute student science fiction film, "THX-1138", and a student fellowship to work with Coppola, launched a career of unprecedented financial success. Backed by Coppola, he made a feature-length version of "THX-1138" (1971), then gained wide recognition with the release of "American Graffiti" (1973), a look at high school in 1962 whose rock-and-roll soundtrack set off a wave of 1950's nostalgia.

Made for $750, 000, "American Graffiti" grossed nearly $50 million. However, Lucas's next feature dwarfed this success. "Star Wars" (1977) broke all box-office records and defined the basic terms of Lucas's legacy: spectacular technical effects and a comic-book sense of adventure. With the profits from Star Wars and the massive merchandising campaign around it, Lucas built Skywalker Ranch in Marin County, California, home to Industrial Light and Magic, the premier special-effects laboratory in the world.

Lucas wrote the scenarios for the "Star Wars" sequels, "The Empire Strikes Back" (1980) and "Return of the Jedi" (1983), and later for the "Indiana Jones" films, but he handed over directing to others, as he had sworn he would after completing Star Wars. In renouncing the director's role, the ultimate gesture of the anti-auteurauteur, Lucas exemplifies Hollywood since the late 1970's, which has focused on high-concept formulas with pyrotechnic displays of special effects, a sure-fire recipe for commercial success.

Book description

For the first time in more than a decade, movie fans can revel in the complete illustrated screenplay from a brand new STAR WARS film: Episode I--the long-awaited story that begins the epic saga. Revisit your favorite characters... encounter new heroes and villains... journey back to familiar places... and enter strange, exciting new worlds...

From the page to screen, this beautiful volume unveils the origins of the world's greatest space epic--starring young Anakin Skywalker, the Jedi Knight Qui-Gon Jinn and his apprentice Obi-Wan Kenobi, the plucky droid R2-D2, the ever-efficient C-3PO, and all of their daring and exotic allies as they face the growing threat ignited by political intrigue and the decay of the Galactic Republic.

As a bonus, this special volume is lavishly illustrated with pages of original line-art storyboards pulled from the legendary Lucas film archives. These sequential drawings whisk you through the wondrous events of the movie itself, transporting you behind the scenes and revealing a vital part of the creative process--one in which filmmaker George Lucas choreographs every shot of the action from the opening titles to the final roll of the credits.

Whether you're a serious collector or a new STAR WARS fan, this book allows you to experience the wonder of EPISODE I firsthand--today and for years to come.

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