Performing Arts

Star Wars: Women of the Galaxy

Author: Amy Ratcliffe

Publisher: Chronicle Books

ISBN: 145216679X

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 232

View: 8563

Performing Arts

How Star Wars Conquered the Universe

The Past, Present, and Future of a Multibillion Dollar Franchise

Author: Chris Taylor

Publisher: Basic Books

ISBN: 0465097510

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 512

View: 1248

In 1973, a young filmmaker named George Lucas scribbled some notes for a far-fetched space-fantasy epic. Some forty years and $37 billion later, Star Wars–related products outnumber human beings, a growing stormtrooper army spans the globe, and “Jediism” has become a religion in its own right. Lucas’s creation has grown into far more than a cinematic classic; it is, quite simply, one of the most lucrative, influential, and interactive franchises of all time. Yet incredibly, until now the complete history of Star Wars—its influences and impact, the controversies it has spawned, its financial growth and long-term prospects—has never been told. In How Star Wars Conquered the Universe, veteran journalist Chris Taylor traces the 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. Providing portraits of the friends, writers, artists, producers, and marketers who labored behind the scenes to turn Lucas’s idea into a legend, Taylor 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. Since the first film’s release in 1977, Taylor shows, Star Wars has conquered our culture with a sense of lightness and exuberance, while remaining serious enough to influence politics in far-flung countries and spread a spirituality that appeals to religious groups and atheists alike. Controversial digital upgrades and poorly received prequels have actually made the franchise stronger than ever. Now, with a savvy new set of bosses holding the reins and Episode VII on the horizon, it looks like Star Wars is just getting started. An energetic, fast-moving account of this creative and commercial phenomenon, How Star Wars Conquered the Universe explains how a young filmmaker’s fragile dream beat out a surprising number of rivals to gain a diehard, multigenerational fan base—and why it will be galvanizing our imaginations and minting money for generations to come.
Fiction

William Shakespeare's Star Wars

Author: Ian Doescher

Publisher: Quirk Books

ISBN: 1594746559

Category: Fiction

Page: 176

View: 6036

Return once more to a galaxy far, far away with this sublime retelling of George Lucas’s epic Star Wars in the style of the immortal Bard of Avon. The saga of a wise (Jedi) knight and an evil (Sith) lord, of a beautiful princess held captive and a young hero coming of age, Star Wars abounds with all the valor and villainy of Shakespeare’s greatest plays. ’Tis a tale told by fretful droids, full of faithful Wookiees and fearstome Stormtroopers, signifying...pretty much everything. Reimagined in glorious iambic pentameter—and complete with twenty gorgeous Elizabethan illustrations--William Shakespeare’s Star Wars will astound and edify Rebels and Imperials alike. Zounds! This is the book you’re looking for.
Fiction

Star Wars Trilogy

Author: George Lucas

Publisher: Crown Archetype

ISBN: 1101885378

Category: Fiction

Page: 688

View: 2649

Novelizations of Episodes IV - VI of the Star Wars movies.
Juvenile Fiction

Star Wars

A Pop-up Guide to the Galaxy

Author: Matthew Reinhart,George Lucas

Publisher: Scholastic Paperbacks

ISBN: 9780439882828

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 6

View: 9941

A guide to the Star Wars universe describes characters, vehicles, organizations, and the Force, in a volume that includes pop-ups, side flaps, and working light sabers.
Performing Arts

Finding the Force of the Star Wars Franchise

Fans, Merchandise, & Critics

Author: Matthew Kapell,John Shelton Lawrence

Publisher: Peter Lang

ISBN: 9780820463339

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 308

View: 2411

Textbook
Fiction

Alphabet Squadron

Author: Alexander Freed

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1473568153

Category: Fiction

Page: 368

View: 5128

On the verge of victory in what seemed an endless war, five troubled former rebel pilots transform from hunted to hunters as they strike out against the vestiges of Empire. Set after Return of the Jedi, Alphabet Squadron follows a unique team of pilots, each flying a different class of starfighter as they struggle to end their war once and for all.
Science

The Science of Star Wars

An Astrophysicist's Independent Examination of Space Travel, Aliens, Planets, and Robots as Portrayed in the Star Wars Films and Books

Author: Jeanne Cavelos

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 9781429971768

Category: Science

Page: 224

View: 5596

Could the science fiction of Star Wars be the actual science of tomorrow? -How close are we to creating robots that look and act like R2-D2 and C-3PO? -Can we access a "force" with our minds to move objects and communicate telepathically with each other? -How might spaceships like the Millennium Falcon make the exhilarating jump into hyperspace? -What kind of environment could spawn a Wookiee? -Could a single blast from the Death Star destroy an entire planet? -Could light sabers possibly be built, and if so, how would they work? -Do Star Wars aliens look like "real" aliens might? -What would living on a desert planet like Tatooine be like? -Why does Darth Vader require an artificial respirator? Discover the answers to these and many other fascinating questions of physics, astronomy, biology and more, as a noted scientist and Star Wars enthusiast explores The Science of Star Wars.
Fiction

Star Wars

A New Hope

Author: George Lucas

Publisher: Lucasbooks

ISBN: 0345341465

Category: Fiction

Page: 224

View: 1926

When Luke leaves his uncle's farm on a remote, desolate planet to seek adventure, he is soon headed directly for a desperate encounter with evil warriors on the enemy battle station known as the Death Star
Performing Arts

The Dharma of Star Wars

Author: Matthew Bortolin

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1614292868

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 176

View: 928

The Dharma of Star Wars links George Lucas's beloved classic and the wise words of the Buddha in playful and unexpectedly rewarding ways. Exploring Darth Vader's karma, the dark side within, and the way of the Force, Bortolin presents an inspiring, totally new take on the Star Wars saga--and a fresh interpretation of Buddhist teachings.
Juvenile Nonfiction

Star Wars

A Scanimation Book

Author: Rufus Butler Seder

Publisher: Workman Publishing

ISBN: 9780761158462

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 13

View: 3472

Presents eleven scenes and quotations from the six Star Wars motion pictures. Striped acetate overlays on board pages give illustrations the illusion of movement.
Fiction

Star Wars

Labyrinth of Evil

Author: James Luceno

Publisher: Lucasbooks

ISBN: 0345475739

Category: Fiction

Page: 370

View: 2775

Obi-Wan Kenobi and Anakin Skywalker embark on a mission to uncover the wearabouts of the evil Sith Lord, Darth Sidious, only to become trapped in a labyrinthine web of lies, betrayal, and intrigue.
Juvenile Fiction

Star Wars 1, 2, 3

Author: Inc. Scholastic

Publisher: Scholastic Paperbacks

ISBN: 9780545418782

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 26

View: 8925

Presents a numerical exploration of a galaxy far, far away that uses popular Star Wars heroes, villains, vehicles, droids, and aliens to introduce fundamental counting skills.
Performing Arts

Star Wars

The Annotated Screenplays : Star Wars--a New Hope, The Empire Strikes Back, Return of the Jedi

Author: Laurent Bouzereau

Publisher: Lucas Books

ISBN: 9780345409812

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 320

View: 1167

Provides the complete screenplays of the three Star Wars films, and provides background information about how the scripts were developed
Social Science

The World According to Star Wars

Author: Cass R. Sunstein

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 0062484249

Category: Social Science

Page: 200

View: 5381

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER #1 Washington Post Bestseller There’s Santa Claus, Shakespeare, Mickey Mouse, the Bible, and then there’s Star Wars. Nothing quite compares to sitting down with a young child and hearing the sound of John Williams’s score as those beloved golden letters fill the screen. In this fun, erudite, and often moving book, Cass R. Sunstein explores the lessons of Star Wars as they relate to childhood, fathers, the Dark Side, rebellion, and redemption. As it turns out, Star Wars also has a lot to teach us about constitutional law, economics, and political uprisings. In rich detail, Sunstein tells the story of the films’ wildly unanticipated success and explores why some things succeed while others fail. Ultimately, Sunstein argues, Star Wars is about freedom of choice and our never-ending ability to make the right decision when the chips are down. Written with buoyant prose and considerable heart, The World According to Star Wars shines a bright new light on the most beloved story of our time.
Games

Lunabean's Star Wars

Walkthrough and Strategy Guide

Author: Allison Schubert,Jeremy Schubert

Publisher: Lunabean, LLC

ISBN: 097494839X

Category: Games

Page: N.A

View: 1656

This extensive strategy guide includes both our Light Side and Dark Side KOTOR II Strategy guide. It will take you through the game as a Light or Dark Side Jedi. Comprehensive walkthrough and strategy guide, covering all levels and planets. 163 pages. 660 KB. In Adobe PDF format. Free Adobe Reader required, if you do not already have it. Lunabean's Star Wars Knights of the Old Republic II: The Sith Lords Walkthrough and Strategy Guide was written with one goal in mind: To get you through the game. This is a difficult task as how this game is played determines how the game plays out. For example, you will often have to choose sides through the game. If you choose to help a certain group, your tasks will be different than had you have chosen to help the other group. For that reason, this COMBO guide contains both the Light Side and the Dark Side versions of our Guide.
Fiction

Aftermath: Star Wars

Journey to Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Author: Chuck Wendig

Publisher: Del Rey

ISBN: 080417766X

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

View: 8448

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Journey to Star Wars: The Force Awakens “Star Wars: Aftermath [reveals] what happened after the events of 1983’s Return of the Jedi. It turns out, there’s more than just the Empire for the good guys to worry about.”—The Hollywood Reporter As the Empire reels from its critical defeats at the Battle of Endor, the Rebel Alliance—now a fledgling New Republic—presses its advantage by hunting down the enemy’s scattered forces before they can regroup and retaliate. But above the remote planet Akiva, an ominous show of the enemy’s strength is unfolding. Out on a lone reconnaissance mission, pilot Wedge Antilles watches Imperial Star Destroyers gather like birds of prey circling for a kill, but he’s taken captive before he can report back to the New Republic leaders. Meanwhile, on the planet’s surface, former rebel fighter Norra Wexley has returned to her native world—war weary, ready to reunite with her estranged son, and eager to build a new life in some distant place. But when Norra intercepts Wedge Antilles’s urgent distress call, she realizes her time as a freedom fighter is not yet over. What she doesn’t know is just how close the enemy is—or how decisive and dangerous her new mission will be. Determined to preserve the Empire’s power, the surviving Imperial elite are converging on Akiva for a top-secret emergency summit—to consolidate their forces and rally for a counterstrike. But they haven’t reckoned on Norra and her newfound allies—her technical-genius son, a Zabrak bounty hunter, and a reprobate Imperial defector—who are prepared to do whatever they must to end the Empire’s oppressive reign once and for all. Praise for Aftermath “The Force is strong with Star Wars: Aftermath.”—Alternative Nation “The Star Wars universe is fresh and new again, and just as rich and mysterious as it always was.”—Den of Geek “[Chuck] Wendig neatly captures the current states of the Empire and Rebel Alliance and does so through flawed, real, and nuanced characters. His writing gets you up close and personal. . . . Wendig does wonders with dialogue and voice and carving out space for everyone to breathe. Aftermath is a strong foot forward into unexplored territory and puts down just enough foundation that you can start picturing the Resistance and First Order of The Force Awakens taking shape.”—Nerdist “If the opening chapter of the Wendig’s Aftermath trilogy is any indication, the ‘Journey to Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ will be every bit as exciting as the movie.”—New York Daily News “A wonderful Star Wars adventure by a gifted author.”—SF Book Reviews From the Hardcover edition.
Fiction

Star Wars, Episode III.

Revenge of the Sith

Author: Matthew Woodring Stover,George Lucas

Publisher: Lucasbooks

ISBN: 0345428838

Category: Fiction

Page: 418

View: 2452

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.
Juvenile Fiction

Star Wars: Lando''s Luck

Author: Justina Ireland

Publisher: Disney Electronic Content

ISBN: 1368043488

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: N.A

View: 4353

An all-new adventure starring Lando Calrissian and L3-37 onboard the Millennium Falcon! When Lando Calrissian gets caught smuggling on the planet Hynestia, the queen agrees to let him go if he delivers something called the Solstice Globe to the Empire on her behalf. Lando is relieved that his punishment is a simple delivery mission—but he soon discovers things are not as simple as they seem. The queen's daughter, Princess Rinetta, has stowed away on the Millennium Falcon and demands Lando and L3-37 take the globe back to its home planet, which needs the globe to survive. Now Lando has to choose: Do what's right, or do what's best for Lando . But if he's lucky enough, he just might be able to do both....
Fiction

Empire's End: Aftermath (Star Wars)

Author: Chuck Wendig

Publisher: Del Rey

ISBN: 1101966971

Category: Fiction

Page: 432

View: 6472

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Following Star Wars: Aftermath and Star Wars: Life Debt, Chuck Wendig delivers the exhilarating conclusion to the New York Times bestselling trilogy set in the years between Return of the Jedi and The Force Awakens. EVERY END IS A NEW BEGINNING. As the final showdown between the New Republic and the Empire draws near, all eyes turn to a once-isolated planet: Jakku. The Battle of Endor shattered the Empire, scattering its remaining forces across the galaxy. But the months following the Rebellion’s victory have not been easy. The fledgling New Republic has suffered a devastating attack from the Imperial remnant, forcing the new democracy to escalate its hunt for the hidden enemy. For her role in the deadly ambush, Grand Admiral Rae Sloane is the most wanted Imperial war criminal—and one-time rebel pilot Norra Wexley, back in service at Leia’s urgent request, is leading the hunt. But more than just loyalty to the New Republic drives Norra forward: Her husband was turned into a murderous pawn in Sloane’s assassination plot, and now she wants vengeance as much as justice. Sloane, too, is on a furious quest: pursuing the treacherous Gallius Rax to the barren planet Jakku. As the true mastermind behind the Empire’s devastating attack, Rax has led the Empire to its defining moment. The cunning strategist has gathered the powerful remnants of the Empire’s war machine, preparing to execute the late Emperor Palpatine’s final plan. As the Imperial fleet orbits Jakku, an armada of Republic fighters closes in to finish what began at Endor. Norra and her crew soar into the heart of an apocalyptic clash that will leave land and sky alike scorched. And the future of the galaxy will finally be decided. Praise for Chuck Wendig’s Aftermath “Star Wars: Aftermath [reveals] what happened after the events of 1983’s Return of the Jedi. It turns out, there’s more than just the Empire for the good guys to worry about.”—The Hollywood Reporter “The Force is strong with Star Wars: Aftermath.”—Alternative Nation “The Star Wars universe is fresh and new again, and just as rich and mysterious as it always was.”—Den of Geek! Aftermath: Life Debt “Compulsively readable, the kind of caramel-corn book you just keep stuffing in your face until it’s gone.”—Tor.com “Man oh man, this is good stuff. [Life Debt] reveals what Han and Chewie were up to after Return of the Jedi.”—io9 “Gripping reading . . . [This novel] hits the ground running.”—New York Daily News