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The Complete Star Wars Encyclopedia (Star Wars)by Stephen J. Sansweet
Synopses & Reviews
THE DEFINITIVE REFERENCE GUIDE TO A SPACE FANTASY PHENOMENON
The Star Wars universe, much like our own, is constantly expanding. In the ten years since the publication of the Star Wars Encyclopedia, a lot has happened in that galaxy far, far away: four new feature films, a host of official original novels, comics, video games, and more. Now, thirty years of information on all things Star Wars-ranging from science and technology to history and geography, culture and biography to ecology and cosmology-has been supplemented with an entire decades worth of all-new material. Abundantly illustrated with full-color artwork and photos, and now in a new three-volume edition to accommodate its wealth of detailed entries, the Star Wars Encyclopedia encompasses the full measure of George Lucass creation.
Heres just a sampling of whats inside:
• character portraits of both the renowned (Luke Skywalker, Queen Amidala, Darth Vader) and the obscure (Tnun Bdu, Tycho Celchu, Bib Fortuna)
• the natives and customs of planets as diverse as Tatooine and Hoth, Dagobah and Kashyyyk
• the rituals, secrets, and traditions of Jedi Knights and Sith Lords
• a timeline of major events in Star Wars history, from the Clone Wars and the inception of the Empire to the rise and fall of Anakin Skywalker and the invasion of the monstrous Yuuzhan Vong
Scrupulously researched and written by leading authorities Stephen J. Sansweet, Pablo Hidalgo, Bob Vitas, and Daniel Wallace, this landmark work is the must-have centerpiece of every Star Wars library.
Presented in three hardcover, slipcased volumes, this comprehensive A to Z listing covers the entire universe of "Star Wars," including material from the films, radio dramas, books, comics, video games, and more. Full-color photos and illustrations throughout.
After George Lucas finished work on Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith, he wanted to look back on the Star Wars saga with an entirely new point of view: isolating stills, or frames, from each of the six Star Wars films, focusing on them intensely as works of photography and design, and reproducing them in a book. For two years Lucas went through more than 150,000 frames per film, editing more than 1 million frames down to the 1,416 images that now comprise Star Wars: Frames, a testament to the hard work, craftsmanship, and dedication evident in every frame of every film. Star Wars: Frames brings together Lucasand#8217;s personal shot-by-shot selections into a lavishly designed two-volume hardcover setand#151;one volume for the Original Trilogy and one volume for the Prequel Trilogy. For collectors and fans, Star Wars: Frames is the ultimate look on this grand project devoted to a cinematic phenomenonand#151;and the ultimate Star Wars collectorand#8217;s tome.
Praise for Star Wars: Frames:
and#147;Wonderful.and#8221; and#151;Star Wars Insider magazine
and#147;George Lucas and company pored over the Star Wars films to distill the story into its visual essence and packaged the resulting images in the new book, Frames.and#8221; and#151;Fast Companyand#8217;s Co.Create blog
and#147;Stunning.and#8221; and#151;Boing Boing
and#147;This edition is solid.and#8221;and#160; and#151;Gizmodo
About the Author
George Lucas is the creator of the Star Wars films.
Guillermo del Toro made his feature directorial debut in 1993 with Cronos.and#160; Since then, he has gone on to direct Mimic, The Deviland#8217;s Backbone, Blade II, Hellboy, Hellboy II, and Panand#8217;s Labyrinth, which garnered enormous critical praise worldwide and won three Academy Awardsand#174;.and#160; His novels The Strain and The Fall, with Chuck Hogan, are international best sellers.
J. W. Rinzler, executive editor at Lucasfilm Ltd., is the author of the New York Times bestsellers The Making of Star Wars and The Making of Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith, as well as the London Times bestseller The Complete Making of Indiana Jones.
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