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 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.

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!

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 Trilogy

Author: George Lucas
Publisher: Lucasbooks
ISBN: 9780345453396
Release Date: 2002
Genre: Fiction

A twenty-fifth anniversary edition brings together the original, complete "Star Wars" novels in a single volume that includes "Star Wars : a New Hope," "The Empire Strikes Back," and "Return of the Jedi."

Star Wars Episode III

Author: Matthew Woodring Stover
Publisher: Lucasbooks
ISBN: 9780345428837
Release Date: 2005
Genre: Fiction

Follows Anakin Skywalker as he struggles with his duty as a Jedi Knight and his role as the secret husband of Senator Padme Amidala, and chronicles the creation of Darth Vader and the birth of Luke Skywalker and Princess Leia Organa.

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!

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.

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.

Star Wars The Prequel Trilogy Stories

Author:
Publisher: Disney Lucasfilm Press
ISBN: 1484759079
Release Date: 2017-09-26
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

The Star Wars saga begins! Join Anakin Skywalker, Obi-Wan Kenobi, Queen Amidala and Yoda for one action-packed adventure after the next! This collection features 18 stories from the Star Wars prequel trilogy, beautifully illustrated by Star Wars artist Brian Rood. With foil on the cover, gilded pages, and over 250 pieces of both spot and full-page art, this storybook is a must-have for fans!

Star Wars Chronicles

Author: Stephen Sansweet
Publisher: Chronicle Books
ISBN: 0811847357
Release Date: 2005-11-17
Genre: Performing Arts

For the true Star Wars fan, it doesn't get much better than this mammoth compendium in its evocative die-cut slipcase: a companion to the volume that covered the original trilogy and a visual tour through the final three Star Wars films. Photographs, behind-the-scenes production stills, early sketches, computer renderings, outtakes, and more from Lucasfilm's archives deconstruct Episodes I, II, and IIIevery vehicle, character, planet, and plot line is examined. Featuring more than 3,000 out-of-this-world color images, an insider's-perspective text, and production specifications, this is a gorgeous tribute to the most successful movie saga of all time. 2005 by Lucasfilm Ltd. & TM. All Rights Reserved.

Star Wars Original Trilogy Graphic Novel

Author: Lucasfilm Press
Publisher: Disney Electronic Content
ISBN: 9781484739488
Release Date: 2016-03-01
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

Everyone's favorite tale of good versus evil takes on a whole new look in this graphic novel! Join Luke Skywalker, Han Solo, Princess Leia, Darth Vader, and the rest of the heroes and villains from a galaxy far, far away in this graphic novel collection that retells the original three Star Wars films: A New Hope, The Empire Strikes Back, and Return of the Jedi. You'll experience the saga in a way you never have before!

Revenge of the Sith

Author: Matthew Stover
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 9780099410584
Release Date: 2005
Genre: Life on other planets

Possibly the most anticipated Star Wars movie of all time, Star Wars: Episode III Revenge of the Sith at last tells the tale of how the young Jedi Anakin Skywalker became Darth Vader, the most feared villain in the galaxy. Our novel includes material not in the movie, based on discussions with George Lucas himself. Based on the screenplay of the movie, Star Wars: Episode III Revenge of the Sith, the novel brings the epic full circle, revealing at last just how the young Jedi, Anakin Skywalker, became the most evil villain in the galaxy, Darth Vader, and father to Luke and Leia. When the novel opens, the Clone Wars are still in full cry, and numerous Jedi have already been lost. Anakin is struggling with his dual life: Jedi Knight and husband (in secret) to Padme Amidala. The time is drawing near for the machiavellian Darth Sidious--the Sith Lord determined to wrest control of the galaxy from the Republic--to draw tight the noose he has been creating around Anakin Skywalker...and create a new Sith Lord with unmatched dark-side Force powers...

The Secrets of Star Wars

Author: Mark Cotta Vaz
Publisher: Lucasbooks
ISBN: UVA:X004066547
Release Date: 1996
Genre: Fiction

An official guide to Star Wars: Shadows of the Empire, a new science fiction multimedia adventure, reveals the secrets of the heroes, villains, and combatants as it follows the evil crimelord Xizor's attempt to kill Luke Skywalker and Leia's desperate struggle to save Han Solo. Original.