The Secret History of Star Wars

In this thorough account of one of cinema's most lasting works, Kaminski presents the true history of how "Star Wars" was written. For this unauthorized account, he has pored through more than 400 sources.

Author: Michael Kaminski

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ISBN: 0978465237

Category: Performing Arts

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In this thorough account of one of cinema's most lasting works, Kaminski presents the true history of how "Star Wars" was written. For this unauthorized account, he has pored through more than 400 sources.

100 Things Star Wars Fans Should Know Do Before They Die

Ultimate Star Wars. New York, NY: DK, 2015. p. 129 Print. Kaminski, Michael. The
Secret History of Star Wars: The Art of Storytelling and the Making of a Modern
Epic. Kingston, Ont.: Legacy, 2008. p. 220. Print. Rinzler, J. W. The Making of Star
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Author: Dan Casey

Publisher: Triumph Books

ISBN: 9781633199835

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 496

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As a Star Wars fan, you've seen the movies, from A New Hope to The Last Jedi, and beyond. And of course you've probably had a faux lightsaber battle or two, pretending to be Luke Skywalker, Rey, or maybe Kylo Ren. But can you name the seven actors who have portrayed Darth Vader? Do you know how Ralph McQuarrie helped shape the world of Star Wars? Are you familiar with Deak Starkiller, Darth Plagueis, or Drew Struzan? Have you seen the infamous Star Wars Holiday Special? 100 Things Star Wars Fans Should Know & Do Before They Die is the ultimate resource for true fans of the galaxy far, far away. In this revised and updated edition, Dan Casey has collected every essential piece of Star Wars knowledge and trivia, as well as must-do activites, and ranks them all from 1 to 100, providing an entertaining and easy-to-follow checklist for viewers old and new to progress on their way to fan superstardom.

The Secret History of Entertainment

A must for all Pop Culture junkies. ‘Myriad weird and weirder showbiz stories with which to amaze, astound and possibly bore rigid close personal friends down the pub or in sheltered accomodation.

Author: David Hepworth

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 9780007396122

Category: Music

Page: 176

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A must for all Pop Culture junkies. ‘Myriad weird and weirder showbiz stories with which to amaze, astound and possibly bore rigid close personal friends down the pub or in sheltered accomodation. A must for intellectuals and anoraks alike.’ Mark Radcliffe

Star Wars

Taylor, How Star Wars Conquered, 184. 15. Dale Pollock, Skywalking: The Life
and Films of George Lucas, updated ed. (New York: Da Capo, 1999), 195. 16.
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Author: Josef Benson

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

ISBN: 9781538116210

Category: Social Science

Page: 190

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Star Wars: The Triumph of Nerd Culture engagingly reveals how the most popular film franchise of all time sprang from the mind of a deeply insecure nerd, who then inspired and betrayed a generation of fans. In Star Wars: The Triumph of Nerd Culture, Josef Benson offers an unauthorized and provocative expose of the most popular film franchise of all time. Fueled by George Lucas’s insecurities and a fervent fan-base who felt betrayed when Lucas defiled the original films, Benson presents the conflict between Lucas and Star Wars fans as comparable to the twisted relationship between Darth Vader and Luke Skywalker. Just as there is a riveting saga within the Star Wars universe that centers on the rise and fall of Anakin Skywalker and the redemption of Darth Vader, so too has a saga unfolded in relation to George Lucas and Star Wars fandom. Star Wars fans both love and hate Star Wars and George Lucas. He is equally responsible for their pleasure and pain. Star Wars:The Triumph of Nerd Culture delves deeper into the Star Wars universe than any book has gone before, including an illuminating look into why Lucas sold Lucasfilm to the Disney Corporation and how the sale affected the franchise. After reading this book, fans will never be able to watch Star Wars in the same way again.

Star Wars The Secrets of the Jedi

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Author: Marc Sumerak

Publisher: Insight Kids

ISBN: 9781683837022

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

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2020 IBPA Awards Winner! Discover the world of Star Wars’ Jedi through this fun and fully interactive reading experience. Join Jedi Master Luke Skywalker on a fully interactive journey into the world of the Jedi. Discover the storied history of this noble order of peacekeepers; explore the secrets of the Force; study the art of mastering the lightsaber; and learn about the lives of some of the most revered Jedi of all time, including Yoda, Obi-Wan Kenobi, and Anakin Skywalker. Featuring amazing original illustrations and unique special features—including a pop-up holocron, a translator card, a Jedi equipment booklet, pullouts, and more—this book is the ultimate exploration of the Jedi and their incredible impact on the galaxy.

The Transmedia Franchise of Star Wars TV

Filoni, Dave. “Happy New Year!” Facebook, January 10, 2014. https://www.
facebook.com/DaveFiloni/posts/10152103755565053. Freer, Ian, Steve O'Hagan
, Olly Richards, and William Thomas. “The Secret History Of Star Wars.” Empire,
May ...

Author: Dominic J. Nardi

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030529581

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 204

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While previous work on the Star Wars universe charts the Campbellian mythic arcs, political representations, and fan reactions associated with the films, this volume takes a transmedial approach to the material, recognizing that Star Wars TV projects interact with and relate to other Star Wars texts. The chapters in this volume take as a basic premise that the televisual entrants into the Star Wars transmedia storyworld are both important texts in the history of popular culture and also key to understanding how the Star Wars franchise—and, thus, industry-wide transmedia storytelling strategies—developed. The book expands previous work to consider television studies and sharp cultural criticism together in an effort to bring both long-running popular series, long-ignored texts, and even toy commercials to bear on the franchise’s complex history.

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23–35. Jenkins, Garry, Empire Building (London: Simon & Schuster, 1997).
Jenkins, Henry, Fans, Bloggers and Gamers (New York: New York University
Press, 2006). Kaminski, Michael, The Secret History of Star Wars, <www.
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Author: Will Brooker

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781839021640

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 104

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The release of Star Wars in 1977 marked the start of what would become a colossal global franchise. Star Wars remains the second highest-grossing film in the United States, and George Lucas's six-part narrative has grown into something more: a culture that goes far beyond the films themselves, with tie-in toys, novels, comics, games and DVDs as well as an enthusiastic fan community which creates its own Star Wars fictions. Critical studies of Star Wars have treated it as a cultural phenomenon, or in terms of its special effects, fans and merchandising, or as a film that marked the end of New Hollywood's innovation and the birth of the blockbuster. Will Brooker's illuminating study of the film takes issue with many of these commonly-held ideas about Star Wars. He provides a close analysis of Star Wars as a film, carefully examining its shots, editing, sound design, cinematography and performances. Placing the film in the context of George Lucas's previous work, from his student shorts to his 1970s features, and the diverse influences that shaped his approach, from John Ford to Jean-Luc Godard, Brooker argues that Star Wars is not, as Lucas himself has claimed, a departure from his earlier cinema, but a continuation of his experiments with sound and image. He reveals Lucas's contradictory desires for total order and control, embodied by the Empire, and for the raw energy and creative improvisation of the Rebels. What seemed a simple fairy-tale becomes far more complex when we realise that the director is rooting for both sides; and this tension unsettles the saga as a whole, blurring the boundaries between Empire and Republic, dark side and light side, father and son. In his foreword to this new edition, Will Brooker discusses is how subsequent films in the series, specifically Rogue One (2016) and The Last Jedi (2017), foregrounded and developed the themes of opposition that are at the heart of Star Wars. He shows how Derridean theories of opposites which become undermined and subverted, and which change places are made more clear with hindsight and provide us with a useful lens for looking back at the 1977 Star Wars.

Myth Media and Culture in Star Wars

Edward James and Farah Mendlesohn (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press,
2003), 197–208 (197). 2. See Michael Kaminski, The Secret History of Star Wars:
The Art of Storytelling and the Making ofa Modern Epic (Kingston, Ontario: ...

Author: Douglas Brode

Publisher: Scarecrow Press

ISBN: 9780810885127

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 192

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Collects essays examining the influence of the science fiction films on such popular culture themes as fairy tales and comics.

Galaxy s Edge Black Spire Star Wars

Walk the ancient streets, meet the colorful characters, and uncover the secret history of Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, the new expansion to the Disney Parks experience!

Author: Delilah S. Dawson

Publisher: Del Rey

ISBN: 9780593128398

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

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Walk the ancient streets, meet the colorful characters, and uncover the secret history of Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, the new expansion to the Disney Parks experience! After devastating losses at the hands of the First Order, General Leia Organa has dispatched her agents across the galaxy in search of allies, sanctuary, and firepower—and her top spy, Vi Moradi, may have just found all three, on a secluded world at the galaxy’s edge. A planet of lush forests, precarious mountains, and towering, petrified trees, Batuu is on the furthest possible frontier of the galactic map, the last settled world before the mysterious expanse of Wild Space. The rogues, smugglers, and adventurers who eke out a living on the largest settlement on the planet, Black Spire Outpost, are here to avoid prying eyes and unnecessary complications. Vi, a Resistance spy on the run from the First Order, is hardly a welcome guest. And when a shuttle full of stormtroopers lands in her wake, determined to root her out, she has no idea where to find help. To survive, Vi will have to seek out the good-hearted heroes hiding in a world that redefines scum and villainy. With the help of a traitorous trooper and her acerbic droid, she begins to gather a colorful band of outcasts and misfits, and embarks on a mission to spark the fire of resistance on Batuu—before the First Order snuffs it out entirely.

The Making of Star Wars

A true story of human endeavour and creativity, The Making of Star Wars reveals exactly what it took to produce one of the most outstanding and innovative films of all time.

Author: J. W. Rinzler

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9780091924997

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 458

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George Lucas spent nearly ten years bringing his dream project to life: a ground-breaking space fantasy movie. Its original title: The Star Wars. The rest is history. Yet its production is a story as entertaining and exciting as the movie itself. Now, recounted in the words of those who were there, it is finally being told, for the first time. Between 1975 and 1978, over fifty interviews were conducted with key members of cast and crew - George Lucas, Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Anthony Daniels, composer John Williams, legendary production designer John Barry amongst many others. Remarkably, these candid and revelatory interviews have sat, undisturbed, in the Lucasfilm Archives for three decades. Until now. Using his unprecedented access to the archives and this treasure trove of never-before-published 'lost' interviews, photographs, production notes, factoids and anecdotes, J.W. Rinzler hurtles back in time for a definitive look at the genesis of a cinematic legend. A true story of human endeavour and creativity, The Making of Star Wars reveals exactly what it took to produce one of the most outstanding and innovative films of all time.

The Jasons

Recounting the unknown story of these brilliant, stubbornly independent thinkers, Ann Finkbeiner takes advantage of her unprecedented access to this elite group to explore the uncertain bargains between science and politics.

Author: Ann Finkbeiner

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101201282

Category: History

Page: 336

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The Jasons are a well-guarded group of world-class scientists, briefly outed in the Pentagon Papers during the Vietnam War, who have been meeting every summer since 1960 to tackle classified problems that the Defense Department cannot solve. Among many stunning innovations, they helped invent our electronic battlefield and Star Wars missile defense technology, and are now looking into ways to improve our intelligence gathering. Recounting the unknown story of these brilliant, stubbornly independent thinkers, Ann Finkbeiner takes advantage of her unprecedented access to this elite group to explore the uncertain bargains between science and politics. It is a story older than Faust and as timely as tomorrow’s headlines.

Behind the Oscar the Secret History of the Academy Awards

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, 136 , 430n ; ( 1954 ) , 205 , 206 , 289 , 430n Stark , Ray , 394 Starman , 29 , 361
Starr , Jimmy , 96 Starting Over , 326 , 327 Star Trek , 326 Star Wars , 57 , 313 ...

Author: Anthony Holden

Publisher: Viking

ISBN: 0670836702

Category: Academy Awards (Motion pictures)

Page: 672

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The Secret History of Henrietta Princess of England

It was the Cardinal's lucky star alone that produced so extraordinary an effect . It
had already stifled all that remained of cabal and dissension in France ; a
general peace had ended all foreign wars ; the Cardinal had satisfied in part the
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Author: Madame de La Fayette

Publisher: Howard Fertig Pub

ISBN: UOM:39015029462705

Category: History

Page: 263

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Star Wars Rebels The Secret Jedi

Based on action and events from the first 10 episodes of Star Wars Rebels, this book features five tales from the perspective of Kanan Jarrus, the secret Jedi.

Author: Benjamin Harper

Publisher: SFI Readerlink Dist

ISBN: 0794432905

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

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This breakthrough new book is filled with amazing insights and high-action adventures of the Jedi knight Kanan Jarrus. Plus the foldable holocron provides a gateway to carefully guarded exclusive digital content. The holocron is an organic crystal-lattice device which stores phenomenal quantities of data and guarded secrets! Discover the history and secrets of Kanan Jarrus, the newest Jedi to emerge in the Star Wars universe! Who was his master? How strong is the Force within him? What are his fighting skills and what type of light-saber does he wield? This exciting storybook with exclusive links to rare online content, will reveal intriguing answers to many of these questions. Based on action and events from the first 10 episodes of Star Wars Rebels, this book features five tales from the perspective of Kanan Jarrus, the secret Jedi. Packed with action, adventure, great reading, humor, and bold visuals, The Secret Jedi provides a wonderful glimpse into the new world of Star Wars Rebels, and the Jedi leading the rebel team. But what makes this a truly unique package is … the holocron! Packaged with each book will be a “holocron” toy that when arranged properly, reveals a secret code to a gated website that includes a wide range of bonus content linked to the book and the broader Jedi world.

Star Wars the Ultimate Visual Guide

A guide to the "Star Wars" saga provides an explanation of the characters and how they relate to each other and details the movies' storylines.

Author: Ryder Windham

Publisher: Dk Pub

ISBN: 0756614201

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 138

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A guide to the "Star Wars" saga provides an explanation of the characters and how they relate to each other and details the movies' storylines.

The Secret History of Entertainment

His sound designer Ben Burtt reached for it in Star Wars to express the surprise
of a stormtrooper tumbling into a chasm in the Death Star . It popped up in
Raiders of the Lost Ark to articulate the dismay of a Nazi as he fell off a speeding
truck .

Author: David Hepworth

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: STANFORD:36105126862239

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 163

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Did you know that those aren’t Julia Roberts’ legs on the Pretty Woman poster? In fact, everything from the neck down belongs to model, actress, and body double Shelley Michelle. Do you know who inspired Eric Clapton’s “Layla?” Or the meaning of the “Wilhelm Scream” and how it links Star Wars, Reservoir Dogs, Planet of the Apes, and 57 other films? The Secret History of Entertainment is a collection of little-known stories touching on the strange world of the stars. So if you’d like to know why there are no laughs in The Simpsons or the economics of hiring the Rolling Stones for your next birthday party, dip into this intriguing little book.

Star Wars Secrets of the Galaxy Deluxe Box Set

This deluxe edition boxed set collects The Jedi Path, Book of Sith, The Bounty Hunter Code, and Imperial Handbook in a handsome and accessible custom slipcase, creating a handy and invaluable library for exploring a galaxy far, far away. © ...

Author: Daniel Wallace

Publisher: Chronicle Books

ISBN: 1452159254

Category: Fiction

Page:

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The secrets of the Star Wars galaxy have been recorded in a series of handbooks and guides created and kept hidden by the Jedi Order, the Sith, the Bounty Hunters Guild, and the Empire itself. Set in-world, richly illustrated, and annotated by characters such as Luke Skywalker, Leia Organa, Boba Fett, Yoda, and Darth Vader, each volume expands Star Wars mythology with details from the inside and deepens readers' experience of the saga. This deluxe edition boxed set collects The Jedi Path, Book of Sith, The Bounty Hunter Code, and Imperial Handbook in a handsome and accessible custom slipcase, creating a handy and invaluable library for exploring a galaxy far, far away.

Star Wars

Provides an account, based on the "Star Wars" films and other authorized sources, of the history of the "Star Wars" universe, from the origins of the Jedi to the exploits of Leia and Han's children

Author: Kevin J. Anderson

Publisher: Del Rey

ISBN: UVA:X004478932

Category: Fiction

Page: 193

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Provides an account, based on the "Star Wars" films and other authorized sources, of the history of the "Star Wars" universe, from the origins of the Jedi to the exploits of Leia and Han's children

Star Wars The Visual Encyclopedia

Take a stunning visual tour of Star Wars with DK's comprehensive pictorial guide to the galaxy far, far away! From lightsabers and beasts to food and clothing, Star Wars: The Visual Encyclopedia is a virtual museum of a book.

Author: Cole Horton

Publisher: Dorling Kindersley Ltd

ISBN: 9780241429006

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 200

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Take a stunning visual tour of Star Wars with DK's comprehensive pictorial guide to the galaxy far, far away! From lightsabers and beasts to food and clothing, Star Wars: The Visual Encyclopedia is a virtual museum of a book. Explore beautiful galleries with more than 2,500 images, and discover facts about Star Wars culture, science and geography. Throwing the spotlight onto carefully curated images and beautiful photography, Star Wars: The Visual Encyclopedia showcases characters and objects from episodes I-VII, Star Wars Rebels, Star Wars: The Clone Wars and Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. This stunning visual tour of the Star Wars galaxy celebrates everything from extreme architecture and hardworking droids, to ferocious sea creatures and decadent royal gowns. Sections include: Geography, Nature, History, Culture and Science and Technology. Foreword by Dennis Muren, Senior Creative Director, Industrial Light and Music © & TM 2017 LUCASFILM LTD.