Star Wars FAQ

Everything Left to Know About the Trilogy That Changed the Movies

Book Description

From the books and movies that inspired George Lucas to imagine the ÊStar WarsÊ universe to early screenplay drafts that were never filmed to short biographies of many people who made key contributions to the movies' success ÊStar Wars FAQÊ explores every aspect of the original ÊStar WarsÊ trilogy (ÊStar WarsÊ ÊThe Empire Strikes BackÊ and ÊReturn of the JediÊ). Along the way it unearths underreported stories and illuminating minutiae often skimmed over or completely ignored in other histories of the legendary film series. Highlights include details about the ÊStar Wars Holiday SpecialÊ debacle the Ewok TV movies the rise of ÊStar WarsÊ fiction and its importance in the revival of the franchise and the wave of ÊStar WarsÊ imitators and parodies that flooded theaters and TV screens in the late 1970s and early 1980s ä along with dozens of rare publicity stills and photographs of vintage memorabilia.ÞOffering an original analysis of the series' enduring appeal and cultural impact ÊStar Wars FAQÊ tells a story as thrilling and action-packed as the movies themselves with bold characters facing apparently insurmountable odds full of frantic chases narrow escapes daring victories and tragic setbacks culminating in an unlikely triumph that changed the course of the galaxy ä or at least of Hollywood.

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