Publisher: Chronicle Books
Author: Mark Cotta Vax & Shinji Hata
Cover Artist: George Hull
Cover Price: $22.95
ISBN: 0-8118-0972-2 - First
Located on the pastoral grounds of George Lucas's Skywalker Ranch, the Lucasfilm Archives are where the artifacts used to make movie magic are safely stored. This private facility houses such iconic items as Jedi Master Yoda, the droids R2-D2 and C-3PO, alien creatures and spacecraft from the far reaches of the Star Wars universe, as well as the Ark of the Covenant and the Holy Grail that spurred Indian Jones on his globe-trotting quests.
Millions have experienced these creations at the movies and on video. Now, in From Star Wars to Indiana Jones, readers everywhere can take a rare tour of the marvelous world of the Lucasfilm Archives, with its incredible collection of costumes, props, puppets, models, and matte paintings used in the making of the Star Wars and Indiana Jones trilogies. Here, too, are behind-the-scenes production illustrations, storyboards, and prototypes—many of the images published for the first time.
In addition, veterans of the legendary first Industrial Light & Magic effects team that created Star Wars share their secrets, including production artist Ralph McQuarrie, model maker Lorne Peterson, and creature shop master Phil Tippett. A fascinating text tells the stories of Darth Vader's sinister mask and helmet, the visual gags whimsically hidden in many effects shots, how a bogus horror movie production served as cover for some Return of the Jedi filming, how effects magic obliterated the Nazis at the climax of Raiders of the Lost Ark, and more.
Lavishly illustrated with hundreds of full-color photographs, this treasury captures the remarkable imagery, as well as the wonder, of the Lucasfilm universe.