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On May 25, 1977, a problem-plagued, budget-straining, independent science-fiction film opened in a mere 32 American movie theatres. Conceived, written, and directed by a little-known filmmaker named George Lucas, Star Wars reinvented the cinematic landscape, ushering in a new way for movies to be made, marketed, and merchandised. And if that wasn't game changing enough, Lucas went on to create another blockbuster series with Indiana Jones and completely revolutionized the world of special effects, not to mention sound systems. His work and legacy have led to a rash of innovation and democratization in film and television.
Simply put, George Lucas is one of the most influential filmmakers of the past 50 years. He is an icon, and his fans will be eager to listen to a biography as impressive as his achievements - especially in the midst of J. J. Abrams' reboot of the Star Wars franchise.
PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio.
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By Thomas F Mulligan Jr on 12-15-16
A Must for Film and Star Wars Fans
Great biography that focus primarily on the Star Wars film making years but touches on Lucas' childhood, other films and impact on film making and the theatre going experience. Jay Snyder was a solid choice for narrator.
5 of 5 people found this review helpful
By B Huck on 02-13-18
This book made me love George Lucas again!
If you could sum up George Lucas in three words, what would they be?
Immersive, Enjoyable, Informative
What was one of the most memorable moments of George Lucas?
Almost dying and his connection to his dad was more fascinating than I thought it would be. And, of course, the path he took making his films was so well told. They all seemed to be a personal struggle. His commitment to filmmaking would eventually take it's toll on his first marriage. All amazing stuff.
Have you listened to any of Jay Snyder’s other performances before? How does this one compare?
No, but he was great! I would listen to other works by him.
Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?
I was very moved at times listening to this book. This book was so good, that I would listen to it on the way to work and coming home. In fact, I got bummed when I got to work because I had to stop listening, but then got all exciting again going home because I got to continue. No lie!
Any additional comments?
George has taken some real hits since his prequel movies, and I certainly have been among them. But I can tell you, if you get this to learn about George, you will have an entirely new respect for the man and the work he has created. I would totally listen to this book again. It has been my favorite Audible book to date.
3 of 3 people found this review helpful