The Star Wars Archives 1977 1983 40th Anniversary Edition

The Star Wars Archives  1977 1983   40th Anniversary Edition
Author: Paul Duncan
Pages: 512
ISBN: 3836581175
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Release: 2020-12-13
Editor: Taschen
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

Star Wars exploded onto our cinema screens in 1977, and the world has not been the same since. In this book, George Lucas guides us through the original trilogy like never before, recounting the inspirations, experiences, and stories that created a modern monomyth. Complete with script pages, concept art, storyboards, on-set photography, and more.

Star Wars Thrawn Ascendancy Book I Chaos Rising

Star Wars  Thrawn Ascendancy  Book I  Chaos Rising
Author: Timothy Zahn
Pages: 400
ISBN: 9780593157695
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Release: 2020-09-01
Editor: Del Rey
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Discover Thrawn’s origins within the Chiss Ascendancy in the first book in an epic new Star Wars trilogy from bestselling author Timothy Zahn. Beyond the edge of the galaxy lies the Unknown Regions: chaotic, uncharted, and near impassable, with hidden secrets and dangers in equal measure. And nestled within its swirling chaos is the Ascendancy, home to the enigmatic Chiss and the Nine Ruling Families that lead them. The peace of the Ascendancy, a beacon of calm and stability, is shattered after a daring attack on the Chiss capital that leaves no trace of the enemy. Baffled, the Ascendancy dispatches one of its brightest young military officers to root out the unseen assailants. A recruit born of no title, but adopted into the powerful family of the Mitth and given the name Thrawn. With the might of the Expansionary Fleet at his back, and the aid of his comrade Admiral Ar’alani, answers begin to fall into place. But as Thrawn’s first command probes deeper into the vast stretch of space his people call the Chaos, he realizes that the mission he has been given is not what it seems. And the threat to the Ascendancy is only just beginning.

The James Bond Archives

The James Bond Archives
Author: Paul Duncan
Pages: 600
ISBN: 3836542676
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Release: 2012-12-01
Editor: Taschen America Llc
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

"Bond, James Bond." Since Sean Connery uttered those immortal words in 1962, the most dashing secret agent in the history of cinema has been charming and thrilling audiences worldwide. This impeccably British character created by author Ian Fl

Star Wars The Poster Collection Mini Book

Star Wars  The Poster Collection  Mini Book
Author: Insight Editions
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9781683839590
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Release: 2020-10-06
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Relive your favorite Star Wars adventures with this collection of the galaxy’s greatest posters. Judge a book by its size, do you? Hold over four decades of cinematic history in the palm of your hand with Star Wars: The Poster Collection. This mini book features posters from all eras of Star Wars, from the original trilogy’s classic theatrical posters and the epic one-sheets of the prequel films to the latest artwork for Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker. Featuring iconic posters and rarely seen artwork and promotional imagery, Star Wars: The Poster Collection spotlights the art that has captured the imaginations of multiple generations, making it the perfect gift for all Star Wars fans.

The Walt Disney Film Archives

The Walt Disney Film Archives
Author: Daniel Kothenschulte
Pages: 620
ISBN: 3836552914
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Release: 2016
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In TASCHEN's first volume of one of the most expansive illustrated publications on Disney animation, 1,500 images take us to the beating heart of the studio's "Golden Age of Animation." The landmark volume includes behind-the-scenes photos, story sketches, and cel setups of famous film scenes. It spans each of the major animated features made...

Sideshow Fine Art Prints

Sideshow  Fine Art Prints
Author: Matthew K. Manning
Pages: 224
ISBN: 9781647221348
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Release: 2020-09-22
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Explore the robust library of Sideshow Collectibles’ exclusive, one-of-a-kind art prints with this deluxe collection. Sideshow Collectibles’ limitless passion for creativity and entertainment has led them to become a leading source of premium, highly sought after pop-culture collectibles—and their collection of art prints is no exception. Working with top artists such as Alex Ross, Adi Granov, Stanley “Artgerm” Lau, and more, Sideshow has developed a series of beautifully crafted prints based on films, comics, TV, and animation. These officially licensed illustrations are inspired by countless fan-favorite properties, including everything from Marvel, DC, and Star Wars, to iconic classics like Terminator, Alien, Transformers, and more. , Collecting the very best of Sideshow prints in one extraordinary volume, this book is a must have for art enthusiasts and pop-culture fans everywhere.

The Stanley Kubrick Archives

The Stanley Kubrick Archives
Author: Alison Castle
Pages: 864
ISBN: 3836555824
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Release: 2016
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A comprehensive exploration of American filmmaker Stanley Kubrick's cinematic life's work and creative process featuring film stills, articles and essays by Kubrick and Kubrick scholars, letters, interviews, notes, and photographs.

The Star Wars Vault

The Star Wars Vault
Author: Stephen J. Sansweet,Peter Vilmur
Pages: 128
ISBN: 0061257311
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Release: 2007-10-30
Editor: It Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

"A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away..." It's been 30 years since those immortal words were first seen on movie screens nationwide and it was the start of a worldwide phenomenon and the beginning of the most successful movie franchise of all time. The Star Wars Vault: Thirty Years of Treasures from the Lucasfilm Archives, With Removable Memorabilia and Two Audio CDs by Stephen J. Sansweet and Peter Vilmur (HarperEntertainment; on-sale October 30, 2007; $85.00) is the official illustrated book celebrating this year's 30th anniversary of George Lucas' first Star Wars movie, and includes removable reproductions of memorabilia, along with two CDs containing vintage radio ads, original cast interviews, George Lucas' commentary, and even Carrie Fisher singing in the Star Wars Holiday Special. The Star Wars Vault is the insider's look at the development and making of all six movies, and the huge cultural impact they've had. In addition to hundreds of photos and pieces of artwork, the book includes fifty interactive, rare, and some never-before-seen pieces of memorabilia. Among the book's features are: The special questionnaire for the first and only test screening of the original Star Wars — and the invitation to attend it George Lucas' hand-written treatment for The Empire Strikes Back Lucasfilm Christmas cards Iron-on T-shirt transfer The very first concept sketch drawn for Star Wars Blueprints of Star Wars vehicles and sets Original hand-written directions for ground-breaking special effects The Star Wars Vault is the ultimate, one-of-a-kind insider's look into the sensation that launched a phenomenon that includes six feature films; two spin-off films; three television series with more to come; and an extensive collection of licensed books, comics, video games, action figures, trading cards, and many other products worldwide.

Star Wars The Concept Art of Ralph McQuarrie Mini Book

Star Wars  The Concept Art of Ralph McQuarrie Mini Book
Author: Insight Editions
Pages: 304
ISBN: 1683838076
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Release: 2019-10-08
Editor: Insight Editions
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Explore the evocative Star Wars concept art of legendary artist Ralph McQuarrie in this miniature art book. Hold a galaxy of legendary designs in the palm of your hand with Star Wars: The Concept Art of Ralph McQuarrie Mini Book. Featuring over 100 stunning concept images from the original Star Wars trilogy as well as the many books and publications inspired by the Star Wars galaxy, this mini book is bound together at a readable pocket-book size and is the perfect collectible item for Star Wars fans of all ages.

NOFX

NOFX
Author: NOFX,Jeff Alulis
Pages: 368
ISBN: 9780306824784
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Release: 2016-04-12
Editor: Da Capo Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

NOFX: The Hepatitis Bathtub and Other Stories is the first tell-all autobiography from one of the worldÕs most influential and controversial punk bands. Alongside hilarious anecdotes about pranks and drunkenness and teenage failuresÑfeaturing the trademark NOFX sense of humorÑthe book also shares the ugliness and horror the band members experienced on the road to becoming DIY millionaires. Fans and non-fans alike will be shocked by stories of murder, suicide, addiction, counterfeiting, riots, bondage, terminal illness, the Yakuza, and peeÉlots and lots of pee. Told by each of the band members (and two former members), NOFX looks back at more than thirty years of comedy, tragedy, and completely inexplicable success. Ê

George Lucas

George Lucas
Author: Brian Jay Jones
Pages: 560
ISBN: 9780316257459
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Release: 2016-12-06
Editor: Little, Brown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The essential biography of the influential and beloved filmmaker George Lucas. On May 25, 1977, a problem-plagued, budget-straining independent science-fiction film opened in a mere thirty-two American movie theaters. Conceived, written, and directed by a little-known filmmaker named George Lucas, the movie originally called The Star Wars quickly drew blocks-long lines, bursting box-office records and ushering in a new way for movies to be made, marketed, and merchandised. It is now one of the most adored-and successful-movie franchises of all time. Now, the author of the bestselling biography Jim Henson delivers a long-awaited, revelatory look into the life and times of the man who created Luke Skywalker, Han Solo, and Indiana Jones. If Star Wars wasn't game-changing enough, Lucas went on to create another blockbuster series with Indiana Jones, and he completely transformed the world of special effects and the way movies sound. His innovation and ambition forged Pixar and Lucasfilm, Industrial Light & Magic, and THX sound. Lucas's colleagues and competitors offer tantalizing glimpses into his life. His entire career has been stimulated by innovators including Steven Spielberg and Francis Ford Coppola, actors such as Harrison Ford, and the very technologies that enabled the creation of his films-and allowed him to keep tinkering with them long after their original releases. Like his unforgettable characters and stories, his influence is unmatched.

Mad Men Carousel

Mad Men Carousel
Author: Matt Zoller Seitz
Pages: 464
ISBN: 9781613129364
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Release: 2015-11-10
Editor: Abrams
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Mad Men Carousel is an episode-by-episode guide to all seven seasons of AMC's Mad Men. This book collects TV and movie critic Matt Zoller Seitz’s celebrated Mad Men recaps—as featured on New York magazine's Vulture blog—for the first time, including never-before-published essays on the show’s first three seasons. Seitz’s writing digs deep into the show’s themes, performances, and filmmaking, examining complex and sometimes confounding aspects of the series. The complete series—all seven seasons and ninety-two episodes—is covered. Each episode review also includes brief explanations of locations, events, consumer products, and scientific advancements that are important to the characters, such as P.J. Clarke’s restaurant and the old Penn Station; the inventions of the birth control pill, the Xerox machine, and the Apollo Lunar Module; the release of the Beatles’ Revolver and the Beach Boys’ Pet Sounds; and all the wars, protests, assassinations, and murders that cast a bloody pall over a chaotic decade. Mad Men Carousel is named after an iconic moment from the show’s first-season finale, “The Wheel,â€? wherein Don delivers an unforgettable pitch for a new slide projector that’s centered on the idea of nostalgia: “the pain from an old wound.â€? This book will soothe the most ardent Mad Men fan’s nostalgia for the show. New viewers, who will want to binge-watch their way through one of the most popular TV shows in recent memory, will discover a spoiler-friendly companion to one of the most multilayered and mercurial TV shows of all time. It's the perfect gift for Mad Men fans and obsessives. Also available from Matt Zoller Seitz: The Oliver Stone Experience, The Wes Anderson Collection: Bad Dads, The Wes Anderson Collection: The Grand Budapest Hotel, and The Wes Anderson Collection.

Turncoats and Renegadoes

Turncoats and Renegadoes
Author: Andrew Hopper
Pages: 258
ISBN: 9780199575855
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Release: 2012-11-15
Editor: Oxford University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The first dedicated study of the practice of changing sides during the English Civil Wars. Reveals how side-changing shaped the course of the English Revolution, even contributing to the regicide itself, and remained an important political legacy to the English speaking peoples thereafter.

Flash Gordon the Official Story of the Film

Flash Gordon  the Official Story of the Film
Author: John Walsh
Pages: 192
ISBN: 1789095069
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Release: 2020-10
Editor: Titan Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The official story behind the cult sci-fi hit Flash Gordon. In 1980, the film Flash Gordon was released, becoming an instant cult favourite. One of the most quotable and beloved sci-fi films ever, it is legendary for its unique look, tone and iconic soundtrack. This beautiful, first-of-its-kind coffee table book will delve into the making of the movie and celebrate its legacy. Featuring brand new interviews with cast and creative, including stars Sam Jones and Brian Blessed and director Mike Hodges, this stunning book features never-been-seen-before concept artwork and behind-the-scenes photography that makes it a must-have for any classic sci-fi fan.

Simultaneous Worlds

Simultaneous Worlds
Author: Jennifer L. Feeley,Sarah Ann Wells
Pages: 344
ISBN: 9781452944258
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Release: 2015-10-01
Editor: U of Minnesota Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Since the 1927 release of Fritz Lang’s pioneer film Metropolis, science fiction cinema has largely been regarded a Western genre. In Simultaneous Worlds, Jennifer L. Feeley and Sarah Ann Wells showcase authors who challenge this notion by focusing on cinemas and cultures, from Cuba to North Korea, not traditionally associated with science fiction. This collection introduces films about a metal-eating monster who helps peasants overthrow an exploitative court, an inflatable sex doll who comes to life, a desert planet where matchsticks are more valuable than money, and more. Simultaneous Worlds is the first volume to bring a transnational, interdisciplinary lens to science fiction cinema. Encountering some of the best emerging and established voices in the field, readers will become immersed in discussions of well-known works such as the Ghost in the Shell franchise and Neill Blomkamp’s District 9 alongside lesser-known but equally fascinating works by African, Asian, European, and South American filmmakers. Divided into five parts that cover theoretical concerns such as new media economies, translation, the Global South, cyborgs, and socialist and postsocialist cinema, these essays trace cinema’s role in imagining global communities and power struggles. Considering both individual films and the broader networks of production, distribution, and exhibition, Simultaneous Worlds illustrates how film industries across the globe take part in visualizing the perils of globalization and technological modernity. Ultimately, this book opens new ways of thinking about world cinema and our understanding of the world at large.

Star Wars the Empire Strikes Back 40th Anniversary Special Book

Star Wars  the Empire Strikes Back 40th Anniversary Special Book
Author: Titan,Titan Books
Pages: 329
ISBN: 1787734234
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Release: 2020-04-28
Editor: Titan Comics
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A 40th anniversary special edition celebrating Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back. This deluxe collector's edition presents interviews, features and unseen images from the fan favorite movie.

Monty Python s Flying Circus 50 Years of Hidden Treasures

Monty Python s Flying Circus  50 Years of Hidden Treasures
Author: Adrian Besley
Pages: 160
ISBN: 1787393216
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Release: 2019-09
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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Close Encounters of the Third Kind

Close Encounters of the Third Kind
Author: Michael Klastorin
Pages: 192
ISBN: 9780062693006
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Release: 2017-10-24
Editor: HarperCollins
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Celebrate the fortieth anniversary of Steven Spielberg’s sci-fi classic Close Encounters of the Third Kind with this fully authorized behind-the-scenes book exploring the creation, production, and legacy of this iconic film. Created in conjunction with Sony Pictures and Amblin Entertainment, Close Encounters of the Third Kind: The Visual History details the complete creative journey behind the making of the film and examines its cultural impact. Featuring rare and never-before-seen imagery from the archives, the book brings together a stunning collection of on-set photography, concept art, storyboards, and more to create a visual narrative of the film’s journey to the big screen. It also features a wealth of insightful commentary from every key player involved in the film, from the acclaimed director himself to the film’s stars and the key department heads who brought Spielberg’s vision to life. Special inserts and interactive elements include script pages, call lists, concept sketches, and more. Comprehensive, compelling, and filled with unseen treasures, Close Encounters of the Third Kind: The Ultimate Visual History is a fitting tribute to one of history’s most iconic films.

Jurassic Park The Ultimate Visual History

Jurassic Park  The Ultimate Visual History
Author: James Mottram
Pages: 192
ISBN: 168383545X
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Release: 2021-10-26
Editor: Insight Editions
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Welcome to Jurassic Park! Discover the cinematic evolution of the Jurassic Park trilogy, with this deluxe book celebrating the saga’s massive impact on pop culture. Director Steven Spielberg’s Jurassic Park unleashed an island of awe-inspiring dinosaurs, captivating audiences worldwide. Grossing over $900 million worldwide, the film ushered in a whole new age of digital visual effects and would go on to enthrall generations of moviegoers. The most comprehensive book about the Jurassic Park trilogy to date, Jurassic Park: The Ultimate Visual History begins with an in-depth account of the making of Spielberg’s original film, including rare and never-before-seen imagery and exclusive interviews with key creatives. Readers will then unearth the full history of the trilogy, from The Lost World: Jurassic Park to Jurassic Park III, through unprecedented access to the creative process behind the films. Fans will also find a fascinating look at the wider world of the saga, including video games, toys, comics, and more, exploring the lasting legacy of the movies and their influence on pop culture. Jurassic Park: The Ultimate Visual History will be the last word on the most epic saga in movie history—the definitive behind-the-scenes book that fans have been waiting for.

Star Wars the Jedi Mind

Star Wars  the Jedi Mind
Author: Amy Ratcliffe
Pages: 80
ISBN: 1797205935
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Release: 2020-09-22
Editor: Chronicle Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Star Wars(R) The Jedi Mind takes quotations and lessons from Star Wars and pairs them with practices such a breathing, posture, and meditation. The Jedi Code is focused on peace, knowledge, serenity, and balance--principles that readers can engage in in their own lives. The philosophical tenets are applicable not just in the galaxy far, far away, but also in our own galaxy, here and now. Quoted wisdom from a galaxy far, far away offers day-to-day life lessons An accessible pop culture spin on the Star Wars universe Features 20 color illustrations to illuminate the book's thoughtful advice "Trust your feelings."--Obi-Wan Kenobi Star Wars: The Jedi Mind is the perfect gift for Star Wars fans looking for balance, and seekers of inner calm open to learning from the Jedi Masters. Perfect gift for Star Wars fans who love self-care, reflection, and mindfulness An enjoyable and useful primer for Star Wars lovers who are seeking inner calm Add it to the shelf with books like Star Wars: Be More Yoda: Mindful Thinking from a Galaxy Far Far Away by Christian Blauvelt and Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back So You Want to Be a Jedi? by Adam Gidwitz. Copyright (c) 2020 by Lucasfilm LTD. and (TM). All Rights Reserved. Used Under Authorization.