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George Walton Lucas, Jr. (born May 14, 1944) is an American film director, screenwriter, producer, and entrepreneur. He founded Lucasfilm and led the company as chairman and chief executive before selling it to The Walt Disney Company on October 30, 2012. As a graduate of the prestigious Cinema show more Studies program of the University of Southern California, George Lucas represents the movie-educated generation of American filmmakers, which emerged in the 1970's, including Francis Ford Coppola, Steven Spielberg, Martin Scorsese, and Brian DePalma. Lucas's award-winning 20-minute student science fiction film, "THX-1138," and a student fellowship to work with Coppola, launched a career of unprecedented financial success. Backed by Coppola, he made a feature-length version of "THX-1138" (1971), then gained wide recognition with the release of "American Graffiti" (1973), a look at high school in 1962 whose rock-and-roll soundtrack set off a wave of 1950's nostalgia. Made for $750,000, "American Graffiti" grossed nearly $50 million. However, Lucas's "Star Wars" (1977) broke all box-office records and defined the basic terms of Lucas's legacy: Spectacular technical effects and a comic-book sense of adventure. Lucas wrote the scenarios for the "Star Wars" sequels, "The Empire Strikes Back" (1980) and "Return of the Jedi" (1983), and later for the "Indiana Jones" films, but he handed over directing to others. The American Film Institute awarded Lucas its Life Achievement Award on June 9, 2005. He has been nominated for four Academy Awards: Best Directing and Writing for American Graffiti, and Best Directing and Writing for Star Wars. He received the Academy's Irving G. Thalberg Award in 1991. The Discovery Channel named him one of the 100 "Greatest Americans" in September 2008. In July 2013, Lucas was awarded the National Medal of Arts by President Barack Obama for his contributions to American cinema. (Bowker Author Biography) show less
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Works by George Lucas

The Star Wars Trilogy (1983) — Author — 2,830 copies
Shadow Moon (1995) — Story — 961 copies
Star Wars: Episode II: Attack of the Clones [2002 film] (2002) — Director; Screenwriter — 891 copies
Star Wars: Episode III: Revenge of the Sith [2005 film] (2005) — Director; Screenwriter — 888 copies
Star Wars: Episode I: The Phantom Menace [1999 film] (1999) — Director; Screenwriter — 855 copies
Star Wars [1977 film] (1977) — Director; Screenwriter — 606 copies
Star Wars: The Complete Saga (1977) — Director — 307 copies
American Graffiti [1973 film] (1973) — Director/Screenwriter — 266 copies
Star Wars Prequel Trilogy Episodes I-III (1999) — Director — 248 copies
THX 1138 [1971 film] (1971) — Director; Screenwriter — 172 copies
Indiana Jones Bonus material DVD (2003) — Director — 50 copies
Beyond the Stars (Tales of Adventure in Time and Space) (1983) — Contributor — 45 copies
Star Wars Trilogy Bonus Material (2005) — Director — 44 copies
Star Wars: Frames (2009) 24 copies
George Lucas: Interviews (1999) 22 copies
The Star Wars Holiday Special [1978 TV Movie] (1978) — Creator — 17 copies
Military ethics (2016) 15 copies
Star Wars: The Complete Scripts (1995) — Author — 15 copies
Marvel Special Edition featuring Star Wars #2 (1977) — Concept creator — 15 copies
Learn & Live (1997) 13 copies
La guerra de las galaxias (1977) 8 copies
Captain EO [1986 short film] (1986) — Screenwriter — 3 copies
The Story of the Faithful Wookiee [1978 short film] (1978) — Screenwriter — 2 copies
Star Wars (1978) 1 copy
Star Wars, La Revue 2 (2023) 1 copy
Star Wars - Yeni Umut (2016) 1 copy
Freiheit 1 copy

Associated Works

William Shakespeare's Star Wars: Verily, A New Hope (2013) — Inspiration — 2,263 copies
William Shakespeare's The Empire Striketh Back (2014) — Inspiration — 1,018 copies
Labyrinth [1986 film] (1986) — Executive Producer — 872 copies
William Shakespeare's The Jedi Doth Return (2014) — Inspiration — 754 copies
Return of the Jedi [1983 film] (1983) — Screenwriter — 622 copies
Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade [1989 film] (1989) — Author — 598 copies
Shadow Dawn (1996) — Story — 581 copies
Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom [1984 film] (1984) — Story — 559 copies
Willow [1988 film] (1988) — Author — 478 copies
The Empire Strikes Back [1980 film] (1980) — Story — 436 copies
Shadow Star (1999) — Story — 432 copies
The Star Wars Storybook (1978) — Author, some editions — 405 copies
The Land Before Time [1988 film] (1988) — Executive Producer — 385 copies
William Shakespeare's The Phantom of Menace (2015) — Inspiration — 370 copies
William Shakespeare's The Clone Army Attacketh (2015) — Inspiration — 281 copies
William Shakespeare's Tragedy of the Sith's Revenge (2015) — Inspiration — 271 copies
William Shakespeare's The Force Doth Awaken (2017) — Inspiration — 212 copies
NPR Dramatization: Star Wars (1981) 187 copies
Only a Poor Old Man (2012) — Introduction — 184 copies
Howard the Duck [1986 film] (1986) — Producer — 173 copies
The Star Wars (2014) — Rough-Draft Screenplay — 145 copies
Sculpting a Galaxy: Inside the Star Wars Model Shop (2006) — Preface — 106 copies
Willow [novelization based on the film] (1988) — Story — 61 copies
Mishima: A Life in Four Chapters [1985 film] (1985) — Producer — 49 copies
Art of Moebius (2003) — Introduction, some editions — 35 copies
Strange Magic [2015 film] (2015) — Story — 31 copies
Radioland Murders [1994 film] (1994) — Original story — 17 copies
Alien Planet [2005 TV movie] (2005) — Self — 12 copies
Star Wars: Return of the Jedi #2 (1983) — Screenplay — 12 copies
Ewoks: The Battle for Endor [1985 TV movie] (1985) — Producer — 11 copies
Twice Upon a Time [1983 film] (1991) — Producer — 9 copies
Star Wars Trilogy Episodes IV V VI -- Borders Collector's Edition (2014) — writer of original screenplay — 7 copies
The Pixar Story [2007 film] (2007) — Self — 3 copies
Willow Coloring Fun (1988) — Story — 2 copies
Willow Dot-to-Dot Fun — Story — 2 copies
Willow Magical Creatures Coloring Book (1988) — Story — 1 copy

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"I find this lack of faith disturbing."

This movie novelization has nothing extra to add to the galaxy. It has little add ons or something extra in the pages.

The characters felt a little two-dimensional. No extra thought process or emotions added. I felt this was a replica of the movie even though it wasn't word for word but . . . Scene for scene.

After reading the prequel trilogy, there are small plot holes that can be explained rationally, like how Artoo is a new model and Owen wanted Anakin to mind farming.

I don't know how Lord Vader managed to drink from a cup, but I will try and figure it out later. (Or never).

To me, this novel is a collection piece :) The writing wasn't spectacular, but it will remain a classic because this is where everything started.
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Aya666 | 32 other reviews | May 16, 2024 |
The classic that birthed a universe.

It’s fun to go back and read the original script. While the meat of the story remains what we know from the movie a few early differences stand out.
 
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Thulan | 32 other reviews | Mar 4, 2024 |
Science Fiction
 
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BooksInMirror | 3 other reviews | Feb 19, 2024 |
So much better many years ago. Now the dialog seems just dumb. The special effects, particularly the alien creatures, is unsurpassed.
 
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wdwilson3 | 8 other reviews | Feb 7, 2024 |

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