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The Making of Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith
by J.W. Rinzler
This is it–the climax of the greatest science fiction movie epic of all time, and Star Wars fans can venture behind the scenes for all the fascinating details. From the first story discussions to the final stages of post-production, The Making of Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith is an exclusive, unprecedented look at the crafting of the most anticipated and perhaps the most ...more
Hardcover, 224 pages
Published April 2nd 2005 by Del Rey
(first published January 1st 2005)
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The process behind Revenge of the Sith is both fascinating and concerning. Fascinating, in the level of detail and freedom and incredible world-building that went into making these movies. (Did you know over 50% of the film was digitally drawn?!) Concerning, in the way George Lucas seems to crowd-source... well, basically everything. Dude didn't even have a script until like two weeks before shooting. Everyone seems to love working for him, all-bow-to-the-god-of-the-Force, but then he takes all ...more
One of the things that is immediately striking about Making of Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith is how this book is unlike many of the other Making of books out there. I think it really tries to capture the drama that is inherent in making a movie. This does come at the expense of not having a lot of information on how special effects or difficult shots were done. The book also doesn't have that overly positive tone where everyone who worked on this movie is a genius which is meant to appeal to fa ...more
This is another of the making of books - as with the making of the phantom menace it tells the story through illustrations production shots and candid interviews the trials and challenges that went in to making the last of the new trilogy. There is a lot of additional information in here since the on going saga (no pun intended) had moved on from the events explained in the making of the phantom menace. One issue i have with this book is that there are references to going online to read addition ...more
A thorough and detailed look at the process of making the film - which was burdened by the fact that it capped a poor trilogy and most of us knew what was going to happen at the end - which manages to become boring since a big bulk of the film was CGI. Reading about and seeing pictures of the model crew working is excellent, watching anonymous bods sitting in front of computers is dreary. And Rob Coleman comes across as a thoroughly obnoxious bloke too, which doesn't help. For completists only, ...more
Mar 22, 2014 Angie rated it 5 of 5 stars · review of another edition
Recommends it for: star wars fans
Recommended to Angie by: no one
I've read through this once but have flicked through it a few times looking at the illustrations and photos, and I like this just as much for all the photos as the writing. It has pictures from the other star wars time as well. There's lots of info on the actors and the stunts and all the special effects and what it took to make the film. Its a pretty awesome book. If you want to know just a bit more about the film then its worth getting hold of a copy.
J.W. Rinzler is a senior editor at Lucasfilm, and has enjoyed unprecedented access to the creative processes behind the scenes of Star Wars: Episode III, including being on the set in Australia for much of the principal photography and restricted meetings at Skywalker Ranch and ILM. Before joining Lucasfilm, he was an editor and writer in the gaming industry.More about J.W. Rinzler...