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The Making of Star Wars: Return of the Jedi   by J. W. Rinzler, Brad Bird (Foreword by)
On Sale Date: October 1, 2013
9780345511461, 0345511468
$85.00 USD, $96.00 CAD
Hardcover
Performing Arts / Film & Video / Direction & Production
LucasBooks
Series: SW: Star Wars
372 pages
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11.700 in W | 10.900 in H | 1.300 in T | 5.160 lb Wt
297mm W | 277mm H | 33mm T | 2,341g Wt
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The Making of Star Wars: Return of the Jedi is a lavish fully illustrated book that will be a must-have for fans of the Star Wars movies and lovers of cinema in general.

This is the definitive behind-the-scenes look at the making of the final film in the original Star Wars trilogy. The author of The Making of Star Wars and The Making of the Empire Strikes Back, J. W. Rinzler uses his unprecedented access to the Lucasfilm Archives and its trove of never-before-published photos, design sketches, paintings, production notes, factoids, anecdotes, and script drafts to take the reader from concept art and creature design to on-set photography and ILM’s visual effects work. This third behind-the-scenes adventure is as entertaining and enthralling as his previous two books, and the movie itself.

Story Locale: Numerous locations in California including Death Valley National Park and Redwood National Park as well as locations in Yuma, AZ and Elstree Studios in England
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J.W. RINZLER is a New York Times bestselling author and executive editor at Lucasfilm Publishing.

Author Residence: Petaluma, CA

Author Hometown: Petaluma, CA
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The Making of Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith by Rinzler, J.W.
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The Art of Star Wars: Episode 3: Revenge of the Sith by Rinzler, J.W.
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The Making of Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back by Rinzler, J.W.
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The Making of Star Wars by Rinzler, J.W.
4/24/2007, 9780345477613, $35.00, Trade Paperback, Performing Arts
The Complete Making of Indiana Jones by Rinzler, J.W.
5/20/2008, 9780345501295, $35.00, Trade Paperback, Fiction
The Art of Star Wars: Episode 3: Revenge of the Sith by Rinzler, J.W.
11/1/2005, 9780345431363, $25.00, Trade Paperback, Performing Arts
The Making of Star Wars: Return of the Jedi by Rinzler, J.W.
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The Making of Star Wars: Return of the Jedi (Enhanced Edition) by Rinzler, J.W.
10/22/2013, 9780345543585, , E-Book, Performing Arts
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Praise for The Making of Star Wars: Return of the Jedi

“Just like Rinzler’s 2010 volume about Empire Strikes Back, The Making of Star Wars: The Return of the Jedi is an indispensible volume that will add tons of insight to your appreciation of George Lucas’ Original Trilogy. Rinzler has gone through masses of production documents at Lucasfilm and interviewed tons of people, and come up with a portrait of Lucas struggling to find a fitting ending to his ambitious, heroic saga.”io9

Praise for J. W. Rinzler’s The Making of Star Wars

“A mammoth tome so packed with photos and facts, a wookiee could get a hernia trying to lift it.”New York Daily News

“Outstanding…Rinzler’s Making of will be an instant fan fave and a shining star in that galaxy far, far away.”—Library Journal (starred review)

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Marketing: Online & mobile advertising targeting entertainment, pop culture, and movie websites

Promotions on StarWars.com

Trailer produced by Lucasfilm featuring archival footage

Features on Star Wars Books Facebook page, including author chats, mini-excerpts, cover reveals

SFF platform: www.Suvudu.com, mobile site

Convention promotion at San Diego Comic-Con (7/13), DragonCon (9/13), and New York Comic Con (10/13)

Online content available for accounts

Publicity: National media attention

National/local review and feature print attention

Online review and feature attention

NPR interviews

Radio phone interviews

Radio satellite tour

Author appearance at New York Comic Con

Feature Website: www.StarWars.com

Author Website: www.jwrinzler.com

Author Social Media: T: bit.ly/YsdaY8
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NEVER-BEFORE-SEEN interviews, photos, and stories from the key cast and crew members.

MORE THAN 600 PHOTOS AND IMAGES spanning the creation of the Star Wars: Episode VI: Return of the Jedi movie, from set locations in the desert and the Redwood forests to Elstree Studios in England.

UNPRECEDENTED ACCESS: As executive publishing editor for Lucasfilm, J.W. Rinzler has access to material and people involved with the film, including interviews with George Lucas, the cast, and crew.

30th ANNIVERSARY OF RETURN OF THE JEDI: The book will be released to tie-in with huge 30th-anniversary Lucasfilm sponsored events in 2013.

LAVISH TREATMENT: Following on the heels of J.W. Rinzler’s previous two making of books, The Making of Star Wars: Episode VI: Return of the Jedi will receive the same deluxe treatment.

COMPLETE THE SET: Readers and fans who have picked up J.W. Rinzler’s The Making of Star Wars and The Making of Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back are eager to complete the trilogy of books.

FOREWORD BY BRAD BIRD, Academy Award-winning writer/director, whose credits include Pixar’s The Incredibles and Ratatouille; and Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol.

ENHANCED EBOOK: Del Rey plans to publish enhanced eBook editions of J. W. Rinzler’s Making of Star Wars, Making of The Empire Strikes Back, and Making of Return of the Jedi books that will include bonus content. All will release on 10/8/2013.

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