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From Star Wars to Indiana Jones: The Best of the Lucasfilm Archivesby Mark Cotta Vaz
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George Lucas has produced some of the most popular movies ever, including the classic Star Wars and Indiana Jones trilogies. Thanks to Lucas's foresight and the dedication of Lucasfilm archivists, the artifacts used in the making of his films have been painstakingly preserved. From Star Wars to Indiana Jones presents some of the best of Lucasfilm's enduring creations, from Yoda and R2-D2 to the Ark of the Covenant and the Holy Grail. Now readers everywhere can take a 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 both the Star Wars and Indiana Jones movies. Veterans of the legendary first Industrial Light & Magic effects team that created Star Wars share their secrets, along with an astonishing array of behind-the-scenes production illustrations, storyboards, and prototypes?many appearing for the first time in book form?all accompanied by a lively text that tells the fascinating stories behind the art of movie-making. Lavishly illustrated with hundreds of full-color photographs and illustrations, this treasury captures the remarkable imagery, as well as the wonder, of the Lucasfilm universe in an essential acquisition for countless fans the world over.
The Lucas film archives include sketches, stills, prototypes, models, and much more from all of George Lucas's spectacularly popular films. This book collects the best of it all, from Jabba the Hurt to, the Temple of Doom, along with interviews and anecdotes from behind the scenes.
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 Indiana 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.
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