Princeton University Library Catalog

George Lucas : a life / Brian Jay Jones.

Author:
Jones, Brian Jay [Browse]
Format:
Book
Language:
English
Published/​Created:
  • New York : Little, Brown and Company, 2016.
  • ©2016
Εdition:
First edition.
Description:
viii, 550 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 25 cm
Summary note:
  • "The best-selling author of Jim Henson: The Biography traces the story of the man behind such blockbuster franchises as Star Wars and Indiana Jones, offering insight into the challenges he overcame and his influential legacy,"--NoveList.
  • May 25, 1977. A problem-plagued independent science-fiction film opened in a handful of movie theaters-- and became one of the biggest box-office-smashing movie franchises of all time. Lucas went on to develop the Indiana Jones series, and then transformed the worlds of special effects and movie sound. His entire career has been stimulated by innovators-- and Jones provides a behind-the-scenes look at the man who is as unmatched as his unforgettable characters.
Bibliographic references:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 527-529), filmography (pages 529-530), and index.
Contents:
Prologue: Out of control, March 1976 -- Part I: Hope, 1944-1973 -- Scrawny little devil, 1944-1962 -- Geeks and nerds, 1962-1966 -- The right horse, 1967 -- Radicals and hippies, 1967-1971 -- American graffiti, 1971-1973 -- Part II: Empire, 1973-1983 -- Bleeding on the page, 1973-1976 -- "I have a bad feeling about this", 1976-1977 -- Striking back, 1977-1979 -- Darkening skies, 1979-1983 -- Part III: Return, 1983-2016 -- Empty flash, 1983-1994 -- A digital universe, 1994-1999 -- Cynical optimism, 1999-2005 -- Letting go, 2005-2016.
Subject(s):
ISBN:
  • 0316257443
  • 9780316257442
LCCN:
2016941644
OCLC:
946216508
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