George Lucas: A Life

George Lucas: A Life Author Brian Jay Jones
ISBN-10 0316257443
ISBN-13 9780316257442
Year 2016-12-06
Pages 560
Language English
Publisher Little, Brown and Company
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The essential biography of the influential and beloved filmmaker George LucasOn May 25 1977 a problem plagued budget straining independent science fiction film opened in a mere thirty two American movie theaters Conceived written and directed by a little known filmmaker named George Lucas the movie originally called The Star Wars quickly drew blocks long lines bursting box office records and ushering in a new way for movies to be made marketed and merchandised It is now one of the most adored and successful movie franchises of all time Now the author of the bestselling biography Jim Henson delivers a long awaited revelatory look into the life and times of the man who created Luke Skywalker Han Solo and Indiana Jones If Star Wars wasn t game changing enough Lucas went on to create another blockbuster series with Indiana Jones and he completely transformed the world of special effects and the way movies sound His innovation and ambition forged Pixar and Lucasfilm Industrial Light Magic and THX sound Lucas s colleagues and competitors offer tantalizing glimpses into his life His entire career has been stimulated by innovators including Steven Spielberg and Francis Ford Coppola actors such as Harrison Ford and the very technologies that enabled the creation of his films and allowed him to keep tinkering with them long after their original releases Like his unforgettable characters and stories his influence is unmatched

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