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Star Wars: The Complete Visual Dictionary - The Ultimate Guide to Characters and Creatures from the Entire Star Wars Saga Hardcover – September 25, 2006
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Ryder Windham is the author of more than sixty Star Wars titles, including Star Wars Blueprints: The Ultimate Collection and the New York Times bestselling Star Wars: The Ultimate Visual Guide. He has written junior novelizations of Star Wars and Indiana Jones movies and scripted numerous comics. An occasional freelance cartoonist and storyboard artist, he is an instructor and Certificate Program Advisor for Comics and Sequential Art at Rhode Island School of Design Continuing Education.
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It's a great companion to the "Ultimate Visual Guide" as well. It is a combination of the Visual Dictionaries for the the other films, so all Episodes 1-6 are covered.
Buy it, NOW!
The book covers all six Star Wars films beginning with Episode I, The Phantom Menace. We meet Darth Sidious on the very first page and learn about the founding of the Republic. From there we meet characters such as Mace Windu, Yoda, Qui-Gon Jinn, and Obi-Wan Kenobi. But this isn't just a book that shows a picture of the character and their name, all sorts of interesting details are included. On the Obi-Wan two-page spread we'll see typical Jedi gear including their lightsaber. Each character, creature, druid, weapon, or vehicle entry includes a text entry about the subject.
Next, the book covers Episodes II and III in the same detail and with the same brilliant color photography. I never realized just how many different blasters were used in the films until I read this book. There's the Naboo Blaster, the KYD-21 used by Zam Wesell, The DC-15 Blaster carried by Clone Troopers, and the Westar-34 blaster of Jango Fett, and many, many more.
Finally the first three original Star Wars films are covered all as one section and if I do have one complaint about the book it's that these films only get 70 pages of coverage while the first three films get 200 pages. I think you can chalk that up to the newer films being broader in scope and having a much larger cast of characters and gadgets. Still, it was the original three films that I was most interested in reading about and I suspect that many share my feelings.
No matter how big a Star Wars fan you are, you'll still want to own this book!
Reviewed by Tim Janson
I am one of those persons who went to the first showing of each of the films in the original trilogy. I went back repeatedly to see all three films, spending one afternoon watching "Star Wars" twice in a row just so I could pay attention to a different quadrant of the screen each time. This book is fully cognizant of the fact that nearly every scene in the "Star Wars" movies are filled with a wealth of visual information, from the instrument-laden starships and the uniquely crafted weapons to the architecture and culture of dozens of alien worlds.Read more ›
light saber, the druids photo receptor, the Senate Guard blue robe and the
tool demagnetizer. The Revenge of Lith is shown, as well as Order 66.
Phantom robots are depicted as well. The acquisition is perfect for
children and young teens. Star Wars enthusiasts will enjoy the rich color
presentation of the characters and the exotic machinery/tools depicted.
This would be a good holiday gift for young audiences.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This is the only star wars visual dictionary that you will ever need.Published 1 day ago by looneyguy_01
Lots of cool info about almost everything! I got it mostly for my son so he can read up on the characters and places not fully explained in the movies.Published 6 days ago by Pen Name
Bought this book for my daughter several years ago and she absolutely loves it! Now with the new movie out (The Force Awakens) she's absorbing herself into the book all over... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Birthday Shopper
The section on IV-VI seemed slim compared to I-III so I picked up the standalone IV-VI book thinking things may have been cut out. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Count Spatula