Skywalking: The Life And Films of George Lucas, Updated Edition

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Da Capo Press, 1999 - Performing Arts - 216 pages
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Filled with revelations about the origins and making of American Graffiti, Star Wars, The Empire Strikes Back, Raiders of the Lost Ark, and Return of the Jedi, this only full-length biography of filmmaker and cinematic visionary George Lucas has been updated with a substantial new chapter that discusses the revamped Star Wars Trilogy Special Edition, the Star Wars prequels, the filming of the first installment, and the controversial ways in which Lucas's approach and success continue to alter the landscape of the film industry.
 

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Contents

It Wasnt My Fault
2
When Things Were Simpler
12
Reality Stops Here
42
Coping with Coppola
74
Rocking Around the Clock
100
The Vision of Star Wars
132
The Agony and the Ecstasy of Star Wars
160
How I Spent My Retirement
192
Ruling the Empire
232
A Time Not So Far Away
266
Back to Basics
280
Filmography
308
Source NOtes
320
Index
328
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Dale Pollockis president of Peak Productions and a successful producer of twelve feature films (which have received four Academy Award nominations). A former film critic forDaily Varietyand chief film reporter for theLos Angeles Times,he lives in Los Angeles.

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