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Return of the Jedi

Episode 6

Return of the Jedi( )
Author: Lucas, George
Kasdan, Lawrence
Series title:Star Wars Ser.
ISBN:978-0-345-42082-4
Publication Date:Nov 1998
Publisher:Random House Publishing Group
Imprint:Del Rey
Book Format:Paperback
List Price:USD $18.95
Book Description:

A SPECTACULAR SLICE OF MOVIE HISTORY--NOW YOURS TO OWN! For the first time ever, Star Wars fans can own true to life facsimiles of the complete scripts from the Star Wars trilogy--extraordinary reproductions of the very tool used by cast and crew for the legendary movie saga. Complete with new photographs and Special Edition scenes and dialogue, this classic keepsake is a must for every Star Wars lover's collection. The official Star Wars Web site www.starwars.com

Book Details
Pages:144
Detailed Subjects: Fiction / Science Fiction / Space Opera
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):8.5 x 11 x 0.4 Inches
Book Weight:0.85 Pounds
Author Biography
Lucas, George (Author)
George Walton Lucas, Jr. (born May 14, 1944) is an American film director, screenwriter, producer, and entrepreneur. He founded Lucasfilm and led the company as chairman and chief executive before selling it to The Walt Disney Company on October 30, 2012. As a graduate of the prestigious Cinema Studies program of the University of Southern California, George Lucas represents the movie-educated generation of American filmmakers, which emerged in the 1970's, including Francis Ford Coppola, Steven Spielberg, Martin Scorsese, and Brian DePalma. Lucas's award-winning 20-minute student science fiction film, "THX-1138," and a student fellowship to work with Coppola, launched a career of unprecedented financial success. Backed by Coppola, he made a feature-length version of "THX-1138" (1971), then gained wide recognition with the release of "American Graffiti" (1973), a look at high school in 1962 whose rock-and-roll soundtrack set off a wave of 1950's nostalgia. Made for $750,000, "American Graffiti" grossed nearly $50 million. However, Lucas's "Star Wars" (1977) broke all box-office records and defined the basic terms of Lucas's legacy: Spectacular technical effects and a comic-book sense of adventure.

Lucas wrote the scenarios for the "Star Wars" sequels, "The Empire Strikes Back" (1980) and "Return of the Jedi" (1983), and later for the "Indiana Jones" films, but he handed over directing to others.

The American Film Institute awarded Lucas its Life Achievement Award on June 9, 2005. He has been nominated for four Academy Awards: Best Directing and Writing for American Graffiti, and Best Directing and Writing for Star Wars. He received the Academy's Irving G. Thalberg Award in 1991. The Discovery Channel named him one of the 100 "Greatest Americans" in September 2008. In July 2013, Lucas was awarded the National Medal of Arts by President Barack Obama for his contributions to American cinema.

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