How Star Wars Conquered the Universe: The Past, Present, and Future of a Multibillion Dollar Franchise

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Basic Books, 2015. okt. 6. - 512 oldal
"[A] tour de force.... Taylor's research is staggering, and even fans who believe they know all there is to know about the film franchise will find much to learn--and savor." --Associated Press
In How Star Wars Conquered the Universe, veteran journalist Chris Taylor traces the Star Wars series from the difficult birth of the original film through its sequels, the franchise's death and rebirth, the prequels, and the preparations for a new trilogy. Taylor provides portraits of the friends, writers, artists, producers, and marketers who labored behind the scenes to turn Lucas's idea into a legend. He also jousts with modern-day Jedi, tinkers with droid builders, and gets inside Boba Fett's helmet, all to find out how Star Wars has attracted and inspired so many fans for so long. An energetic, fast-moving account of this creative and commercial phenomenon, How Star Wars Conquered the Universe explains how a filmmaker's fragile dream beat out a surprising number of rivals and gained a diehard, multigenerational fan base--and why it will be galvanizing our imaginations and minting money for generations to come.

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In 1973, George Lucas sketched the first notes of what would become his epic space fantasy movie, Star Wars. More than four decades on, Star Wars has become a $37 billion movie franchise and media ... Teljes értékelés elolvasása

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414 pages of tightly written narrative on the history of Star Wars, covering Lucas' rising star, his backstory, and basically how Star Wars took the world by storm, even the awful prequels (which, for the record, he didn't think were awful). Interesting and informative. Teljes értékelés elolvasása


Introduction to the Paperback Edition
A Navajo Hope
Mars Wars
The Land of Zoom
Plastic Spacemen
Hyperspace Drive
How to Be a Jedi
Buck Rogers in the Twentieth Century
Being Boba
End of the Jedi?
Between the Wars
The Universe Expands
Return of the Writer
Special Addition
The Line
The Prequels Conquer Star Wars

Home Free
My Little Space Thing
Spoof Wars
Stars Wars Has a Posse
The First Reel
The Accidental Empire
Here Come the Clones
How to Exceed in Sequels
Building Character
How I Stopped Worrying and Learned to Love the Prequels
Using the Universe
Hello Disney
Across the Universe
An Awakening
Acknowledgments Notes

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Chris Taylor is the deputy editor of Mashable, one of the world's largest independent news websites. He has covered the intersection of business and culture for two decades as a writer and editor for Time, Business 2.0, Fortune Small Business, and Fast Company. He is a graduate of Merton College, Oxford and the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism.

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