The Star Wars Archives: 1977-1983 explores the making of the original trilogy like nothing before
Ever since George Lucas created the modern mono-myth it’s attracted devoted fans both young and old. In Taschen’s first volume, the director narrates his own story, taking people through the making of the first three blockbuster films.
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 universe as they followed moisture farmer Luke Skywalker on his journey through a galaxy far, far away.
Skywalker met extraordinary characters like mysterious hermit Obi-Wan Kenobi, space pirates Han Solo and Chewbacca, loyal droids C-3PO and R2-D2, bold Princess Leia and servants of the dark side Darth Vader and the 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 Taschen’s first volume, made with Lucasfilm, Lucas narrates his own story, taking people 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.
You can purchase ‘The Star Wars Archives: 1977-1983’, here
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