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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
ILLUSTRATIONS THROUGHOUT
11.7 in W | 10.9 in H | 1.3 in T | 5.2 lb 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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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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