From New York Times bestselling author and Lucasfilm Ltd.’s executive editor J. W. Rinzler, Star Wars Storyboards: The Original Trilogy is a behind-the-scenes look into the creative vision of the pop culture phenomenon that changed the art and craft of filmmaking
Foreword by Joe Johnston
Introduction by Nilo Rodis-Jamero
For the first time, Lucasfilm has opened its archives to present the complete storyboards for the original Star Wars trilogy—the world-changing A New Hope and its operatic sequels, The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi—as well as never-before-published art from early conceptual and deleted scenes.
From the opening chase above Tatooine in A New Hope to the Battle of Endor in Jedi, this book presents the visual inspiration behind now-iconic moments. Readers can finally see a full set of storyboards by legendary artist Joe Johnston, as well as early boards for Episode IV by Alex Tavoularis and for Episode V by Ivor Beddoes, rarely seen Episode VI boards by Roy Carnon, and Ralph McQuarrie’s never-before-seen storyboards for Episode V.
“The book contains fantastic insight into how the films’ stories and characters were conceived.” —Esquire.com
“Nerd out over how Star Wars might have been.” —Wired
“Every Star Wars fan should get this Star Wars Storyboards book.” —Gizmodo
Star Wars Storyboards: The Prequel Trilogy
“Star Wars Storyboards: The Original Trilogy shows just how much pre-planning went into the original iconic trilogy.”The Week Magazine online
“Star Wars fans, take note . . . the book offers a glimpse into the detailed planning and rounds of story revisions that went into the original films.”Parade Online
"Star Wars fans, rejoice — today is the big day that Lucasfilm opens up the archives and bestows upon you Star Wars Storyboards: The Original Trilogy."Flavorwire
"The book contains fantastic insight into how the films' stories and characters were conceived…"Esquire.com
"Nerd out over how Star Wars might have been."Wired
"Every Star Wars fan should get this Star Wars Storyboards book."Gizmodo