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Creating the Worlds of Star Wars: 365 Days Hardcover – October 1, 2012
"Warlight" by Michael Ondaatje
A dramatic coming-of-age story set in the decade after World War II, "Warlight" is the mesmerizing new novel from the best-selling author of "The English Patient." Pre-order today
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Adult/High School–Star Wars visual effects supervisor Knoll serves as tour guide on a behind-the-scenes journey, covering all six films in the 365 Days series. The book is a comprehensive resource that includes breathtaking, 360-degree panoramic shots of sets and models as well as concept art, props, film stills, and memorabilia. The author includes firsthand descriptions of both the shots and techniques that made the movies a success. In addition to never-before-seen images, the book contains enough trivia to make any fan happy. Because of its small size, it is easy to hold, and the format is easy to read; each day includes one full-page photo on a facing page and a half-page narrative that explains the techniques in a way that even non-techies can understand. A CD-ROM contains more than 100 QuickTime VR 360-degree panoramas.–Erin Dennington, Chantilly Regional Library, Fairfax County, VA
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The biggest problem, and the cause of the other two problems, is that the book is no more than 1/4 of the MINIMUM size it should be. Apart from its thickness, this thing is small - travel-book dimensions. This kind of pictorial reference should absolutely not be presented in this kind of pocket-book shrunken format. This deserves to be at least 200% larger in both horizontal and vertical dimensions: 18x12 instead of 9x6.
Because the pages are so small, anything not presented as a full-page spread is tiny. I mean TINY. Many images are no bigger than a postage stamp. If you're thinking of breaking out a magnifying glass, don't bother because the print resolution isn't fine enough to bring out any additional detail with magnification. But do save that magnifying glass for the next problem.
The type is set very small to allow rather large amounts of text to be included. The large amount of text is welcome, but this isn't a book you're going to enjoy in bed nor in the family/living room under any kind of dim lighting. Save reading time for outdoors on a nice sunny day or in a brightly lit kitchen. Before anyone questions my vision, I have mild corrective lenses and with them I'm very close to 20/20. I also have no problems with near-sightedness.
I sincerely hope the publisher will consider a change of format for their next printing. The book deserves it. The franchise deserves it. As it stands, this edition is kind of 50/50. I won't get as much use out of it as I'd like because of the tiny pictures, and I suspect many people will feel the same way once they have it in their hands.
If you want to know how every single scene in the 6-movie saga was conceived, this is the book for you. You will NEVER watch the movies the same way again after reading this book. I am not even sure where to start. You get 365 scene descriptions, each scene is spread over 2 pages, the pictures are highly detailed and the book paper is top-quality glossy, as good as ANY printed material can get. The size of the book is small, but it is obviously quite thick and heavy due to the page count. But this is as far as any complaint can get for this book. Almost every picture is never seen before, and the scenes are presented in the order they appeared in each movie. The movies are presented in the order they were made (Episodes IV-VI, then I-III). Only this book will make you really appreciate the true passion of George Lucas and what he and his crew went through to conceive the wonderful fantasy worlds that came out of his imagination. Just witnessing the evolution of scene preparation from low-tech techniques to fully virtual environments is hugely fascinating and worth the price of this book. From Tunisia to Norway, from studios in England to ILM Headquarters in Californa, the global adventures involving the shooting of the entire saga is an incredible event to witness. Did you know only one full-size X-Wing Fighter was built for Episode IV, or background scenes for the high-speed Speeder chase on the forest moon of Endor in Episode VI were realized by a cameraman running in a forest with a Steadicam strapped to his body shooting only one frame per second? This book is chock-full of such entertaining trivia. It is an addictive read, and as far as creativivy and imagination are concerned, the author of the book, visual effects specialist John Knoll, truly deserves a place right up there with George Lucas . Highly addictive and mandatory reading for anyone who has heard of the phenomenon called STAR WARS.