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5.0 out of 5 stars Rubin Gets It Right, November 14, 2005
This review is from: Droidmaker: George Lucas And the Digital Revolution (Hardcover)
I am the Co-founder of Pixar, with Ed Catmull. After years of reading mangled "histories" of Lucasfilm/Pixar, I am extremely pleased to read one by a guy who gets it right, including the arts, the technologies, the businesses, and the personalities. Michael Rubin not only gets the gist correctly imparted, but also those pesky details. I watched Michael as he carefully reconstructed our history, never quite believing all the stories we fed him, checking and double-checking the stories of the participants against one another and against the written record. Often he caught us (me anyway) having unconsciously edited out boring bits of the truth, and he put those bits back in. His book has allowed me to celebrate again a wonderful time of my life and, surprisingly, to teach me new things. For example, I came away from my first read of his book better appreciating exactly what George Lucas and Steve Jobs (and Francis Coppola) contributed to our part of the digital revolution, it not being in either case what is often claimed for them.
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Initial post: Mar 21, 2012 9:23:07 AM PDT
Mr. Smith,

Your review was very helpful and thank you for posting it. I just purchased 'Droidmaker' and love it. I would like to carry the mantle and keep the tradition of making films cutting edge.

Thank you again, sir.
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