Friday, September 18, 2015

The Secret History of Star Wars

THE SECRET HISTORY OF STAR WARS is the ultimate behind the scenes biography of George Lucas, an epic audiobook with much information even the most avid fan doesn’t know! Star Wars is one of the most important cultural phenomena of the Western world. The tale of Luke Skywalker, Han Solo, and the fall and redemption of Anakin Skywalker has become modern myth, an epic tragedy of the corruption of a young man in love into darkness, the rise of evil, and the power of good triumphing in the end. But it didn’t start out that way. In this thorough account of one of cinema’s most lasting works, Michael Kaminski presents the true history of how Star Wars was written, from its beginnings as a science fiction fairy tale to its development over three decades into the epic we now know, chronicling the methods, techniques, thought processes, and struggles of its creator. For this unauthorized account, he has pored through over four hundred sources—from interviews to original scripts—to track how the most powerful modern epic in the world was created, expanded, and finalized into the tale an entire generation has grown up with. Michael Kaminski lives and works in Toronto as a camera technician in the film and television industry. A graduate of Vancouver Film School, he is a member of the International Cinematographers Guild. Josh Robert Thompson is a comedian, voice, and television actor known for his celebrity impressions and outrageous original characters. He is best recognized as the voice of Craig Ferguson’s robot skeleton sidekick, Geoff Peterson, on CBS’s The Late Late Show. As a voice actor, he has been featured on Disney Channel television shows and a number of popular video games that include Final Fantasy XIII and James Cameron’s Avatar

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