The Secret History of Star Wars: The Art of Storytelling and the Making of a Modern Epic

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Legacy Books Press, 2008 - Performing Arts - 611 pages
Star Wars is one of the most important cultural phenomena of the Western world. The tale of Luke Skywalker, Han Solo, and the fall and redemption of Anakin Skywalker has become modern myth, an epic tragedy of the corruption of a young man in love into darkness, the rise of evil, and the power of good triumphing in the end. But it didn't start out that way. In this thorough account of one of cinema's most lasting works, Michael Kaminski presents the true history of how Star Wars was written, from its beginnings as a science fiction fairy tale to its development over three decades into the epic we now know, chronicling the methods, techniques, thought processes, and struggles of its creator. For this unauthorized account, he has pored through over four hundred sources, from interviews to original scripts, to track how the most powerful modern epic in the world was created, expanded, and finalized into the tale an entire generation has grown up with.

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The Secret History of Star Wars by Michael Kaminski is a non-fiction book chronicling the creative process behind the six movie saga. This is a well researched, well written and interesting book not ... Read full review

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