Star Wars Storyboards

Author: Lucasfilm LTD
Publisher: Harry N. Abrams
ISBN: 1419707744
Release Date: 2014-05-13
Genre: Art

Showcases the conceptual storyboards for Episodes IV, V, and VI, which are accompanied by excerpts from the shooting scripts, providing insight into how these storyboards helped contribute to the original trilogy.

Star Wars Prequel Trilogy

Author: Patricia C Wrede
Publisher: Disney Electronic Content
ISBN: 9781484720998
Release Date: 2014-05-04
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

Beginning with Episode I The Phantom Menace, Episode II The Clone Wars, and Episode III Revenge of the Sith, enjoy the greatest space saga ever told. All three books in the prequel trilogy are included in this eBook collection. Follow along as young Anakin Skywalker descends into the dark side!

The Star Wars Heresies

Author: Paul F. McDonald
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 9780786471812
Release Date: 2013-09-03
Genre: Performing Arts

"The trilogy is viewed through the lens of myth and metaphor. A wide variety of philosophical and mythological themes are presented and expounded upon, drawing from a rich source of scholars, thinkers, writers, and poets from East and West alike. Heretical or not, the Star Wars prequels are a surprisingly rich source of insight into the whole saga"--

Star Wars Obi Wan und Anakin

Author: Charles Soule
Publisher: Panini
ISBN: 9783736724532
Release Date: 2016-11-15
Genre: Comics & Graphic Novels

Vor ihren Heldentaten während der Klonkriege, ihrem Kampf auf Mustafar oder ihrem letzten Duell auf dem Todesstern waren Obi-Wan Kenobi und Anakin Skywalker vor allem eins: Meister und Schüler. In dieser Zeit sind sich Anakin und Obi-Wan zwar näher gekommen, aber es war für beide nicht immer einfach, denn der Auserwählte ist durchaus eigensinnig. Jetzt spitzt sich die Situation dramatisch zu ...

The Prequel Trilogy Star Wars

Author: Terry Brooks
Publisher: Del Rey
ISBN: 9780307795946
Release Date: 2011-06-28
Genre: Fiction

For the first time in one stunning volume, here is the complete, epic story arc: The Phantom Menace, Attack of the Clones, and Revenge of the Sith. Experience the sweeping tale of good and evil, of myth and magic, of innocence and power–and witness the tragic transformation of Anakin Skywalker from mere slave to one of the greatest, most powerful, and feared villains of the galaxy: Darth Vader. “The path has been placed before you, Anakin. The choice to take it must be yours alone.” On the barren desert world of Tatooine, young Anakin Skywalker toils by day and dreams by night . . . of traveling the stars to worlds he’s only heard of in stories. When Jedi Knight Qui-Gon Jinn and his apprentice, Obi-Wan Kenobi, cross paths with Anakin, it marks the beginning of the drama that will become legend. Courageous to the point of recklessness, Anakin comes of age in a time of great upheaval. The attempted assassination of Senator Padmé Amidala thrusts the Republic close to the edge of disaster–and brings Anakin and Padmé into a secret romance as intense as it is forbidden. As combat escalates across the galaxy, the stage is set for an explosive endgame. Tormented by unspeakable visions, Anakin edges closer to the brink of a decision with profound ramifications. It remains only for Darth Sidious to strike the final staggering blow against the Republic–and to ordain a fearsome new Sith Lord: Darth Vader. THE PHANTOM MENACE by Terry Brooks, based on the story and screenplay by George Lucas ATTACK OF THE CLONES by R. A. Salvatore, from a story by George Lucas and a screenplay by George Lucas and Jonathan Hales REVENGE OF THE SITH by Matthew Stover, based on the story and screenplay by George Lucas Features a bonus section following the novel that includes a primer on the Star Wars expanded universe, and over half a dozen excerpts from some of the most popular Star Wars books of the last thirty years!

Culture Identities and Technology in the Star Wars Films

Author: Carl Silvio
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 9781476611068
Release Date: 2017-06-09
Genre: Performing Arts

Released in May 1977, the original Star Wars movie inaugurated the age of the movie blockbuster. It also redefined the use of cinematic special effects, creating a new textual universe that now stretches through three decades, two trilogies and generations of fascinated viewers. The body of critical analysis that has developed from this epic focuses primarily on the Star Wars universe as a contemporary myth. However, like any fiction, it must also be viewed—and consequently analyzed—as a product of the culture which created it. The essays in this book analyze the Star Wars trilogies as a culturally and historically specific phenomenon. Moving away from the traditional myth-based criticism of the films, the essayists employ a cultural studies model to examine how this phenomenon intersects with social formations such as economics, technology, race and gender. Critical approaches are varied and include political and economic analysis informed by feminism, contemporary race theory, Marxism, new media studies and post-humanism. Among the topics covered are the connections between the trilogies and our own cultural landscape; the problematic issues of race and gender; and the thematic implications of Lucas’ presentation of technology. Instructors considering this book for use in a course may request an examination copy here.

Building Imaginary Worlds

Author: Mark J.P. Wolf
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781136220814
Release Date: 2014-03-14
Genre: Literary Criticism

Mark J.P. Wolf’s study of imaginary worlds theorizes world-building within and across media, including literature, comics, film, radio, television, board games, video games, the Internet, and more. Building Imaginary Worlds departs from prior approaches to imaginary worlds that focused mainly on narrative, medium, or genre, and instead considers imaginary worlds as dynamic entities in and of themselves. Wolf argues that imaginary worlds—which are often transnarrative, transmedial, and transauthorial in nature—are compelling objects of inquiry for Media Studies. Chapters touch on: a theoretical analysis of how world-building extends beyond storytelling, the engagement of the audience, and the way worlds are conceptualized and experienced a history of imaginary worlds that follows their development over three millennia from the fictional islands of Homer’s Odyssey to the present internarrative theory examining how narratives set in the same world can interact and relate to one another an examination of transmedial growth and adaptation, and what happens when worlds make the jump between media an analysis of the transauthorial nature of imaginary worlds, the resulting concentric circles of authorship, and related topics of canonicity, participatory worlds, and subcreation’s relationship with divine Creation Building Imaginary Worlds also provides the scholar of imaginary worlds with a glossary of terms and a detailed timeline that spans three millennia and more than 1,400 imaginary worlds, listing their names, creators, and the works in which they first appeared.

How to Analyze the Films of George Lucas

Author: Valerie Bodden
Publisher: ABDO
ISBN: 9781617876363
Release Date: 2011-08-01
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

This title explores the creative works of famous director George Lucas. Films analyzed include Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope, Star Wars: Episode I the Phantom Menace, Star Wars: Episode II Attack of the Clones, and Star Wars: Episode III Revenge of the Sith. Clear, comprehensive text gives background biographical information of Lucas. "You Critique It" feature invites readers to analyze other creative works on their own. A table of contents, timeline, list of works, resources, source notes, glossary, and an index are also included. Essential Critiques is a series in Essential Library, an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.

Star Wars

Author: Various
Publisher: Dark Horse Books
ISBN: 1593074735
Release Date: 2005-01-01
Genre: Comics & Graphic Novels

Collects in a box set the comic book adaptations of the popular Star Wars movies, Episodes I through III.

How Star Wars Conquered the Universe

Author: Chris Taylor
Publisher: Head of Zeus
ISBN: 9781784970451
Release Date: 2014-09-30
Genre: Performing Arts

Why do most people know what an Ewok is, even if they haven't seen Return of the Jedi? How have Star Wars action figures come to outnumber human beings? How did 'Jedi' become an officially recognised religion? When did the films' merchandising revenue manage to rival the GDP of a small country? Tracing the birth, death and rebirth of the epic universe built by George Lucas and hundreds of writers, artists, producers, and marketers, Chris Taylor 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. 'It's impossible to imagine a Star Wars fan who wouldn't love this book. There are plenty of books about Star Wars, but very few of them are essential reading. This one goes directly to the top of the pile' Booklist (starred review).

Graphic Novels A Guide to Comic Books Manga and More 2nd Edition

Author: Michael Pawuk
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 9781440851360
Release Date: 2017-05-30
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

Covering genres from action/adventure and fantasy to horror, science fiction, and superheroes, this guide maps the vast and expanding terrain of graphic novels, describing and organizing titles as well as providing information that will help librarians to build and balance their graphic novel collections and direct patrons to read-alikes. • Introduces users to approximately 1,000 currently popular graphic novels and manga • Organizes titles by genre, subgenre, and theme to facilitate finding read-alikes • Helps librarians build and balance their graphic novel collections

Cast in Later Grecian Mould Quintus of Smyrna s Reception of Homer in the Posthomerica

Publisher: Stanford University
ISBN: STANFORD:hn098nn5393
Release Date: 2010

This dissertation examines the relationship between the Homeric epics, the Iliad and the Odyssey, and Quintus of Smyrna's Posthomerica, a 14-book epic of the third century CE. It argues that Quintus bridges the narratives of the Iliad and the Odyssey and redeploys Homeric style in order to re-activate the cultural power of Homer under the Roman Empire. The first chapter analyzes Quintus' depiction of the Muses. The ways in which the goddesses are represented encodes the contemporary conflict of constructing a Greek identity as panhellenic or epichoric in the language of the past. This demonstrates the Posthomerica's deep engagement with the position of Hellenism and its connection to the past. The lack of an opening invocation to the Muses is part of Quintus' strategy for tapping into Homeric power: he connects the Iliad with the Posthomerica but also respects the boundaries of the Homeric text. The second chapter explores how Quintus occasionally draws his audience's gaze away from the primary narrative of the heroic past and towards their own present. This is done through landscapes, a simile involving the arena, Odysseus' testudo maneuver, and Calchas' prophecy about the Roman empire. These passages fuse the two time-frames together, which implicates the past in the construction of the present. In the third chapter specific nodes of intertextuality between the Posthomerica and the Iliad/Odyssey are the primary focus. It is argued that the intertextual web is incomplete, and that the audience must engage their education (paideia) to fill in the narrative gaps. This engages them in creating a Hellenic identity from the narratives of the past with knowledge derived from the present. The fourth chapter contextualizes Quintus with other hexameter poets of the first through fourth centuries CE who treated the Trojan War narrative, including Nestor and Pisander of Laranda, Triphiodorus, and hexameter papyrus fragments.

Star Wars Episode III

Author: Books Group
ISBN: 1158273150
Release Date: 2010-10-14

Chapters: Lego Star Wars: the Video Game, Star Wars Episode Iii: Revenge of the Sith, Lego Star Wars: the Complete Saga. Source: Wikipedia. Pages: 22. Not illustrated. Free updates online. Purchase includes a free trial membership in the publisher's book club where you can select from more than a million books without charge. Excerpt: OS: Windows 2000 or better, Processor: PIII 1 GHz, RAM: 256 MB, Hard drive: 500 MB free space, Video Card: 32 MB, Sound: DirectX 9 compatible sound card, CD-ROM: required. Lego Star Wars: The Video Game is a video game based on the Star Wars themed toy line by the Lego Group, that takes place during the prequel trilogy (The Phantom Menace, Attack of the Clones and Revenge of the Sith), with a bonus segment from A New Hope. Lego Star Wars was first released on April 5, 2005, a full month before the final Star Wars film premiered, it is the only lego game from TT Games to be rated E by the ESRB for consoles (handheld version of TT's Lego Games may have an E rating) . It was developed by Traveller's Tales for the Microsoft Xbox and Sony PlayStation 2 video game consoles and Microsoft Windows personal computers, with Griptonite Games developing the Nintendo Game Boy Advance version. These initial versions were published in April 2005. A Mac version, developed by Aspyr, was released in August 2005. A Nintendo GameCube version of the game was released on October 26, 2005. All versions were published by Eidos Interactive and LucasArts. Lego Star Wars was billed as a kids' game and received the "Game of the Year" award from It received generally positive reviews (PC version Metacritic score was 77) and peaked at the top of the UK charts during early May 2005. It later lost the spot to the official game of Episode III but maintained a consistently high chart position throughout the month. Its sequel, Lego Star Wars II: The Original Trilogy, was released in September 2006, while a compilation, L...http: //

100 Things Star Wars Fans Should Know Do Before They Die

Author: Dan Casey
Publisher: Triumph Books
ISBN: 9781633193451
Release Date: 2015-11-01
Genre: Art

Perfect for Star Wars fans who think they already know everythingOn May 25, 1977, the world of science fiction, film, and pop culture was changed forever with the release of Star Wars. The beginning of this epic space opera franchise would inspire an expanded universe of creativity, including books, comic books, theme parks, and much more. With extensive back stories, lore, and author Dan Casey's encyclopedic knowledge on the subject, this lively, detailed book explores the characters, storylines, and facts every true Star Wars fan should know. This guide covers the history of how a multibillion-dollar and beloved institution was born and went on to flourish. Dan Casey has collected every essential piece of Star Wars knowledge and trivia, including what infamous, cult classic TV movie introduced beloved bounty hunter Boba Fett, what Star Wars novel was released in 1976 before the first movie premiered, and what animal species is named after Han Solo. Whether you're a fan of the original film trilogy, an avid reader of the books, or can't wait to see what J. J. Abrams does with the next generation of movies, 100 Things Star Wars Fans Should Know & Do Before They Die is the perfect resource for all Star Wars fans looking to increase their knowledge of the storied franchise and look back on the most memorable moments of a galaxy "far, far away."

Star Wars Frames

Author: George Lucas
Publisher: Harry N. Abrams
ISBN: 1419704702
Release Date: 2013-10-29
Genre: Art

Presents Lucas' shot-by-shot selections from the six Star Wars films, sharing iconic and unexpected moments from each film.