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George Lucas: The Creative Impulse Hardcover – September 1, 1997


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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 232 pages
  • Publisher: Harry N. Abrams; Rev Upd Su edition (September 1, 1997)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0810935805
  • ISBN-13: 978-0810935808
  • Product Dimensions: 9.2 x 1 x 11.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3.2 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,641,484 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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From Library Journal

From TXH 1138 and American Graffiti through TV's current Young Indiana Jones Chronicles , George Lucas has proven himself to be one of the most creative and energetic minds in film. Less a critical analysis than a way of saying " Hey, George, thanks for Star Wars , thanks for Indy," this coffee -table book presents a photo-rich chronology of the over 30 feature and TV movies that Lucas either directed or produced. Looking through the list, you must admit that the last 20 years of American film would have been boring without him. Though he early abdicated the director's throne, Lucas has continued involvement through his production company, Lucasfilms, and his Industrial Light and Magic shop of special effects wizardry. Indeed, his most important and lasting contribution to the medium of film might be his company's development of high-tech ware . Fellow directors and good friends Steven Spielberg and Francis Coppola pay tribute to Lucas in brief forewords, and the book is capped off with a filmography. Though not an essential purchase, the many color production stills give the book tremendous browse appeal.
- Michael Rogers, "Library Journal"
Copyright 1992 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Larry Russo on March 31, 1999
Format: Hardcover
George gave us visions of a future never before seen - this book is a chronicle of his works. The full page images and stories behind the ideas will leave you with a better sense of how this incredible universe came to be.
A GREAT BOOK!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By "swordmaster" on August 1, 1998
Format: Hardcover
George Lucas: The Creative Impulse is a great book which gives the reader a view over George Lucas and his life and filmography. The book introduces in sections Lucas' "early years", his films and also briefly his companies (ILM, Skywalker Sound, LucasArts) and also takes to a tour around Skywalker Ranch.
Although there isn't as much behind-the-scenes info I would have hoped for, the book was really interesting with lots of big photographs taken during the production of Lucas' films and other neat stuff.
Great book.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on June 4, 2003
Format: Hardcover
Wonderful book about the great filmaker who gave us such masterpieces as THX 1138,Raiders of the Lost Ark and Star Wars. . . .very rich and well done with beatiful colored pages, and comments from other filmaker on the movies of George Lucas. . . . a wonderful edition that would look great on anyone cofee table,so go out and buy it today.
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