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The Making of Star Wars Resource Guide Thread

Discussion in 'General Movie Discussion' started by Jayson, Dec 29, 2019.

  1. Jayson

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    I couldn't find anything like this on the board yet, but it seems like a good idea.

    Post links or pictures of material (videos, discs, streaming, books, magazines, pdf, etc...) regarding the Making of Star Wars.

    I have two to kick this whole thing off with.

    First up, LIFE magazine has dedicated an entire issue to the Making of Star Wars. 95 pages long.
    Display until 3/20/20 is listed, so look for it in your local grocery store and grab it before it's gone.
    Here's what it looks like.
    20191228_172907.jpg

    The next one I have for everyone is a book that was seemingly self-published and ... died...and then came back?
    It's the best book on the subject of the history of the making of Star Wars I've ever seen.

    It definitely comes with some opinion, but the author takes time to note opinion from fact, and has done a tremendous wealth of work in documenting every source to a degree which involves 8 appendixes.

    Even though this is the 3rd edition, it still stops before the recent films.

    Here's the website.
    http://fd.noneinc.com/secrethistoryofstarwarscom/secrethistoryofstarwars.com/book.html

    Please look into buying the book at some point just to support the author, who is one of us - a fan, and did this out of passion.
    I'm not really sure which version the current purchase version is. I obtained this back when it was still posted online for free, before the author was able to get publishing involved.
    It's still on my list to buy it just to support Michael, as he's done a massive amount of work.

    That said, I keep the PDF because I KNOW it contains what I want and, though it's a stripped down PDF that isn't as flashy as the book looks to be, it works well until I can get the full book.

    Here's the link of my copy. 533 pages long folks. If you've ever wanted to know something...look in here. It's probably in here somewhere (though, not the technical stuff...this is more about the writing of the story).

    https://www.dropbox.com/s/r7qvna48px1yv55/The_Secret_History_of_Star_Wars.pdf?dl=1


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    Alright, your turn!
    Post your links and reviews of Star Wars documentary materials!
    Cheers,
    Jayson
     
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  2. Deukaliwn

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    Good evening

    I found this site : https://kitbashed.com/

    , which I think is an excellent source and very fitting to what this thread is all about. To give you an overview of it's goal, as presented by the creator (Michael Heilemann) in the about section (https://kitbashed.com/about):

    Kitbashed is a kind of ebook in which I attempt to map the origins of Star Wars. It covers everthing from Lucas's earliest student films, European cinema of the time, westerns, samurai films, war films, comic books, artists, composers, and so on and so forth, up to and including the release of Star Wars in 1977. It's pretty nerdy.

    Hope it's helpful
     
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  3. Jayson

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    I second this resource.
    If you want to dive in to the art of Lucas, this is a great resource. Especially for his early years!

    Thank you for finding and sharing this resource @Deukaliwn !

    Cheers,
    Jayson
     
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