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Virgin Film : George Lucas

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The step-by-step companion to the work of George Lucas. George Lucas has directed only five full-length pictures in thirty years, and yet he is one of the most influential of all contemporary filmmakers: not simply a director, he's also a writer, a producer and an unparalleled technical pioneer, responsible for advances in digital projection, CGI and quality cinema sound. Yet he remains defiantly outside the Hollywood system, financing his - and other people's - pictures out of his own funds, creatively answerable to no one but himself.Starting with his time as a film student, this is a critical journey through the films Lucas has directed and actively produced. It encompasses his abstract early works such as Look at Life and 6.18.67, the mainstream successes of American Graffiti, Star Wars and Indiana Jones and the record selling Star Wars prequel trilogy. There is also an extensive section detailing other projects in which he has had a hand, such as Paul Schraeder's Mishima, Haskell Wexler's controversial Latino and Francis Ford Coppola's Tucker: The Man and His Dream. Thsi is an indispensable reference to the work of George Lucas- the mogul, the mythmaker, the one man brand and the most successful independent filmmaker who has ever lived.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 304 pages
  • 166.6 x 232.7 x 22.9mm | 408.24g
  • Ebury Publishing
  • Virgin Books
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 8pp colour section
  • 0753507552
  • 9780753507551

About Jim Smith

Jim Smith was the co-author of Soul Searching: An Unofficial Guide To The Life and Trials of Ally McBeal and Virgin Film books on Tim Burton and the James Bond films, and author of Manhattan Dating Game: An Unofficial and Unauthorised Guide to Sex and the City. He has written about television for a variety of publications and is also a regular film reviewer, also writing features for Film Review.show more

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'The secret to film is that it is an illusion' George Lucasshow more

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