Star Wars: The Making of Episode I - The Phantom Menace
May 1999
164ppg

Publisher: Del Rey
Author: Laurent Bouzereau & Jody Duncan
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Cover Price: $39.95
Media: Hardcover
ISBN: 0-345-91635-2 - 1st

SYNOPSIS
The Ultimate Behind-the-Scenes Tour de Force

In 1977, George Lucas brought Star Wars to the big screen—and made cinema history. Now, more than twenty years later, the visionary writer-director, his brilliant crew of special-effects wizards, and an exciting cast of talented stars have united to make the long-awaited and eagerly anticipated Episode I of the Star Wars epic.

Star Wars: The Making of Episode I is your exclusive entrée backstage where the wonders of the newest chapter in the Star Wars saga are brought to life, including

- A series of exclusive interviews with George Lucas as he discusses the genesis of the Star Wars story, from themes to scenes to dialogue

- The development of such classic characters as young Jedi student Obi-Wan Kenobi and R2-D2—plus intriguing newcomers Anakin Skywalker, Qui-Gon Jinn, Queen Amidala, and Jar Jar Binks

- The creation of new state-of-the-art creatures and special effects by the legendary Industrial Light & Magic team

- Pre-production: from storyboarding, set-building, and model-making to costume design and the casting of pivotal roles

- Post-production: Including editing, scoring, and combining computer generated effects with live-action footage

- Shooting in England, Italy, and Tunisia, with stars Liam Neeson, Ewan McGregor, and Natalie Portman

- Hundreds of drawings and photographs

Witness all the movie-making magic behind the sensational Star Wars saga's newest episode!



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