This enhanced eBook transforms The Making of Star Wars: Return of the Jedi into an immersive multimedia experience worthy of the original film. It features exclusive content pulled from the Lucasfilm archives by author J. W. Rinzler: • 27 minutes of rare behind-the-scenes video* • 20 minutes of rare audio interviews with the cast and crew • New bonus photos and artwork not found in the print edition Just as Star Wars: Episode VI Return of the Jedi completed the most successful cinematic trilogy of its generation, perhaps of all time, this splendid thirtieth-anniversary tribute completes New York Times bestselling author J. W. Rinzler’s trio of fascinating behind-the-scenes books celebrating George Lucas’s classic films. Once again, the author’s unprecedented access to the formidable Lucasfilm Archives has yielded a mother lode of extremely informative, vastly entertaining, and often unexpected stories, anecdotes, recollections, and revelations straight from the closely guarded set of a big-screen blockbuster in the making. Brimming with previously unpublished photos, production artwork, script excerpts, exclusive intel, vintage on-set interviews, and present-day commentary, The Making of Star Wars: Return of the Jedi chronicles “how George Lucas and his crew of extroverted artists, misfits, and expert craftspeople roused themselves to great heights for a third time” to create the next unforgettable chapter in one of the most beloved sagas of all time. Get up close to the action and feel like a studio insider as • creator George Lucas, Oscar-nominated screenwriter Lawrence Kasdan, and director Richard Marquand huddle in a script conference to debate the destinies of iconic Star Wars characters, as well as plot twists and turns for the epic final showdown between the Rebel Alliance and the Empire • artists and craftspeople at the groundbreaking Industrial Light & Magic facility top their own revolutionary innovations—despite the infamous Black Friday—with boundary-pushing new analog visual effects • a crack team of sculptors, puppeteers, actors, and “monster-makers” bring Jabba the Hutt and his cohorts to startling, slobbering life from the inside out • a who’s who of heavyweight directors—from such films as Superman, Gremlins, Halloween, Dune, Scanners, and Time Bandits—are considered for the coveted job of bringing a new Star Wars adventure to the silver screen • actors and crew race to the finish line at Elstree Studios, in a fiery desert, and beneath the trees of a dense redwood forest—before money runs out—to answer the questions that audiences had waited three years to find out: Is Darth Vader really Luke’s father, who is the “other”—and who or what is the Emperor? Star Wars’ stars from both sides of the camera—including Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Anthony Daniels, Peter Mayhew, David Prowse, Alec Guinness, director Richard Marquand, producer Howard Kazanjian, Ralph McQuarrie, Joe Johnston, Dennis Muren, Phil Tippett, and mastermind George Lucas—weigh in with candid insights on everything from technical challenges, character design, Ewoks, the Empire’s galactic city planet, and the ultimate challenge of bringing the phenomenal space fantasy to a dramatic close. The Making of Star Wars: Return of the Jedi gives a spectacular subject its just due, with more than five hundred images and many, many new interviews. *Video may not play on all readers. Please check your user manual for details.
It was a dark time for the rebel alliance...Han Solo, frozen in carbonite, had been delivered into the hands of the vile gangster Jabba the Hutt. Determined to rescue him, Luke Skywalker, Princess Leia, and Lando Calrissian launched a hazardous mission against Jabba's Tatooine stronghold. The Rebel commanders gathered all the warships of the Rebel fleet into a single giant armada. And Darth Vader and the Emperor, who had ordered construction to begin on a new and even more powerful Death Star, were making plans to crush the Rebel Alliance once and for all. 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!
Follow the adventures of the rebels as they fight against the Galactic Empire—all in LEGO® form—in these DK Readers that offer clear, informative text that helps beginning readers read on their own. Simultaneous.
The Emperor. The Ewoks. Jabba the Hutt. The climactic lightsaber battle . . . an amazing all-new novelization tying into the massive DVD release of the classic Star Wars movies. The Emperor. The Ewoks. Jabba the Hutt. The climactic lightsaber battle . . . an amazing all-new novelization tying into the massive DVD release of the classic Star Wars movies.
The war between the Rebels and the Empire continues in this graphic novel adaptation perfect for younger readers! Crime lord Jabba the Hutt is holding Han Solo captive in his palace while the Emperor and Darth Vader plan to turn Luke Skywalker to the dark side while a new, even more powerful Death Star will be completed soon. Is the Rebellion about to be crushed once and for all? Like the other Star Wars Graphic Novel Adaptations, Return of the Jedi combines the epic wonder of a galaxy far, far away with streamlined, young-reader friendly designs, making this a visual treat for longtime fans and a great introduction for newcomers.
In this read-along storybook, the Rebellion begins a desperate mission to defeat the Empire once and for all. This epic retelling of Star Wars: The Return of the Jedi includes thrilling music, sound effects, and character voices. Follow along as Luke Skywalker and the rebels take on the Empire's deadliest weapon yet—a new Death Star.
You thought it couldn`t get any worse after Darth Vader told you he was your dad. But now he wants to introduce you to his boss, the evil Emperor Palpatine. Lucky for you, your friends are outside trying to blow up the very Death Star you`re currently standing in...Something tells me you`ve had better days than this. Join Luke, Darth, Han, Leia, and Artoo in the fourth and final volume of Star Wars: The Return of the Jedi --MANGA! The only Star Wars adaptation that can be used as a seat cushion while waiting in line for Episode I!