The Galaxy Britain Built - The British Talent Behind Star Wars (hardback) - by David Whiteley (Hardcover)
Number of Pages: 184Genre: Performing ArtsSub-Genre: FilmFormat: HardcoverPublisher: BearManor MediaAge Range: AdultBook theme: Science Fiction & Fantasy, GenresAuthor: David WhiteleyLanguage: English About the Book 'The Galaxy Britain Built' has tracked down the most modest of British talent who brought the galaxy to life. In this book they reveal the secrets behind the creation of some of the most famous costumes, props and sets in movie history. Think you know everything there is to know about Star Wars? Think again... Book Synopsis The untold stories of the British talent behind the biggest movie of all time... In the sweltering heat wave of 1976, the filming of Star Wars was underway at Elstree Studios in North London. No one who was working on the movie could have imagined just how successful the film and franchise would be... 'The Galaxy Britain Built' has tracked down the most modest of British talent who brought the galaxy to life. In this book they reveal the secrets behind the creation of some of the most famous costumes, props and sets in movie history. Think you know everything there is to know about Star Wars? Think again... "We called it the laser sword because we were British! I knew the lightsaber was the Excalibur of this film! I made it from a flash tube from a 1940s camera." "We were going flat out to fill a cantina with aliens. We made foam latex, which filled the room with ammonia and we were painting with toluene paint. We were probably all high at the time!" "I broke down my script; I had a list of weapons, robots, sets, vehicles. I just stared at it in horror thinking, 'I can't do this!' "We got wheelbarrow wheels, some plywood and some polystyrene and we built a Landspeeder." "Harrison, Carrie and Mark, being American, said they hadn't tried Yorkshire puddings before! So on that Sunday, we invited them round for lunch..." About the author: David Whiteley is a British TV presenter and filmmaker. Born on May the Fourth (Yes, Star Wars day!), 1977 (the year Star Wars was released), he was destined to be a life-long fan of the movies. Having hit upon the idea of making a documentary about the Brits behind Star Wars, he always felt there were many more stories to tell. Through extensive interviews from 2016 to 2019, David brought those stories together for this book; The Galaxy Britain Built: The British Talent Behind Star Wars.
Star Wars: The Concept Art of Ralph McQuarrie Mini Book - by Insight Editions (Hardcover)
Number of Pages: 304Genre: Performing ArtsSub-Genre: FilmSeries Title: Mini BookFormat: HardcoverPublisher: Insight EditionsAge Range: AdultBook theme: Science Fiction & Fantasy, GenresAuthor: Insight EditionsLanguage: English About the 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 pocketbook size and is the perfect collectible item for Star Wars fans of all ages. Book Synopsis 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. About the Author Insight Editions is a publisher of illustrated books on photography, music, and popular culture. Elegant and informative, their books showcase the best of art, photography, and design in exquisite presentations of the bookmaker's craft. They are located in San Rafael, CA.
Star Wars: The Original Topps Trading Card Series, Volume One - (Topps Star Wars) by Gary Gerani & Robert V Conte (Hardcover)
Number of Pages: 548Genre: Performing ArtsSub-Genre: FilmSeries Title: Topps Star WarsFormat: HardcoverPublisher: Abrams ComicartsAge Range: AdultBook theme: GeneralAuthor: Gary Gerani & Robert V ConteLanguage: English About the Book Includes package of trading cards attached to page three of cover. Book Synopsis Star Wars--the original trading card series from Topps first published in 1977 and 1978--is reprinted here in its entirety for the first time, featuring all five sets of collectible cards and stickers. This deluxe compilation includes the fronts and backs of all 330 cards and 55 stickers (originally sold one per pack), including movie facts, story summaries, actor profiles, and puzzle cards featuring all your favorite characters and scenes from the very first Star Wars movie. Also features four bonus trading cards, as well as an introduction and commentary by Gary Gerani, the original editor of the Star Wars Topps series. A special afterword by Robert V. Conte spotlights the rare Star Wars Wonder Bread trading cards, also reprinted for the first time. Images courtesy of the Robert V. Conte Collection. Also available from Topps: Star Wars: Return of the Jedi, Volume Three; Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back, The Original Topps Trading Card Series, Volume Two; and Star Wars Galaxy: The Original Topps Trading Card Series. Review Quotes "This book is easily the cheapest way to add all these cards to your Star Wars collection."-- "Gizmodo""This fat little book has high quality scans of the fronts and backs of all 330 cards and 55 stickers from the five series."-- "Boing Boing" About the Author Gary Gerani is a screenwriter, author, noted film and TV historian, and children's product developer. He is best known as the cowriter of the film Pumpkinhead; the author of the book Fantastic Television; and creator, editor, and writer of literally hundreds of Topps trading card sets since 1972. He lives in California. Robert V. Conte is a pop-culture consultant who, armed with his vast memorabilia collection, utilizes his expertise on a myriad of officially licensed products, including Godzilla, Kiss, and Sesame Street. He has three children and is the subject of a forthcoming documentary film, Rebuilding Robert. He lives in New York. The Topps Company, Inc., founded in 1938, is the preeminent creator and brand marketer of sports cards, entertainment products, and distinctive confectionery.