Cinema By The Bay (Autographed)
May 2006

Publisher: George Lucas Books
Author: Sheerly Avni
Cover Artist:

Cover Price: $450.00
Media: Hardcover
ISBN: 1-932183-88-4 - 1st

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Over 275 full-color photographs
Numbered and signed by George Lucas, Francis Ford Coppola, and Saul Zaentz
Hardcover measuring 9"x11.5", with 272 pages
Limit of one per customer
PRE-ORDER ITEM: Ships May 2006

Illustrated with more than 275 full-color photographs as well as rare black and white behind-the-scenes images, Cinema by the Bay reveals the untold story of the independent visionaries who have transformed American cinema and chosen to pursue their creative paths in the fertile soil of the San Francisco Bay Area.

StarWarsShop is offering the exquisite Limited Edition of this new book, which includes a bound in vellum sheet numbered and signed by George Lucas, Francis Ford Coppola, and Saul Zaentz. This Limited Edition also includes an exclusive silver cloth cover depicting the Skywalker Ranch library dome design in silver foil and a handsome two-piece, two-color box with stamping.

This signed Limited Edition has an edition size of just 100, and represents the first time StarWarsShop has offered a piece signed by George Lucas. Don't miss this opportunity to add this fantastic piece of Star Wars and Bay Area cinema history to your library today!

By Sheerly Avni from George Lucas Books. 272 pages, 9"x11.5" hardcover. Limit of one book per customer.

Thanks to Brian (aka Darth Pickles) for the images.

StarWarsShop Promo Image Front Cover Autographed vellum page George Lucas signature
Individually numbered book External Box Book in External Box Box individually numbered

What do Apocalypse Now, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, Star Wars, The Incredibles, Shrek, High Plains Drifter, Never Cry Wolf, Mrs. Doubtfire and The Right Stuff have in common? These great post '60s full length feature films, and many others, were produced by the five movie studios located in the Bay Area or directed by independent filmmakers living and working in Northern California.

In the early '70s the Bay Area film community exploded with a proliferation of California-schooled independent filmmakers and the founding of several new studios—American Zoetrope, The Saul Zaentz Company and Lucasfilm Ltd. With the formation of Pixar Animation Studios and Pacific Data Images (PDI), the '80s welcomed yet another fresh pool of talent—many of whom were recent graduates of the California Institute of the Arts and Stanford where they had studied experimental animation.

Over the years, many factors and influences have caused such an eclectic group of filmmakers to gravitate towards the Bay Area: the talented community of artists, the proximity to Stanford, the tech companies of Silicon Valley, even the uncommonly beautiful light has played a part. Some came, like Francis Ford Coppola and George Lucas, with a vision to create a film studio away from the traditional pressures of Hollywood, following in the footsteps of John Korty. Some, like Philip Kaufman, were drawn to the area's writers, such as Henry Miller. And some were born here, and stayed because, as Clint Eastwood says, "Where you're born sort of becomes your roots." However they ended up here, all of the Bay Area filmmakers share one driving quality: they love making movies on their own terms and according to their own vision. Cinema By The Bay profiles the Bay Area's studios and directors, taking the reader on a guided tour through their histories and films, and includes filmographies, milestones, awards, and trivia.

More than 275 full-color photographs.

Original Printing
Cinema By The Bay (hardcover)
May, 2006; ISBN: 1-932183-88-4 - 1st

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