From School Library Journal
Adult/High School-Any Star Wars fan, any science-fiction aficionado, any artist, or anyone interested in movies will find perusing this volume of artwork intriguing and entertaining. It contains drawings; digitally mastered pictures; paintings; sketches; mock-ups; and models of scenes, buildings, costumes, characters, spacecraft, and creatures. Details and perspective make each illustration stand out from the page; the vivid use of red and black permeates the art. Alien life-forms, new and familiar, abound. A feeling of connection and continuity flows through the art as some scenes and characters that appear in this volume are either from Episode I or in the original trilogy. Comments from the artists appear along with the artwork and guide readers through the materials. Not all of the art was used in the film and it adds an interesting perspective to be able to recognize which ideas were used and which were put aside. The screenplay and a picture of the movie poster are also included.Pam Johnson, Fairfax County Public Library, VA
Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information, Inc.
From the Inside Flap
Whether doing business with the Hutts or trying to get a decent haircut on Coruscant, Beeps, Bleats, and Boskas is an invaluable guide for anyone traveling through unfamiliar sections of the galaxy. Vividly illustrated by Sergio Aragones, this handy volume covers the basic situations galactic travelers may find themselves in--plus guidelines for
, Greetings--H'chu apenkee, o'grandio lust: "Greetings, glorious host" in Huttese. It doesn't hurt you to be nice, and it might hurt you not to.
, Travel arrangements--Zat x'ratch keezo bompaz ha sheep: in Bocce, "That scratch was there when I rented the ship."
, Asking directions--Chi ita lungee: "I am lost," in Ewokese. Don't be afraid to seek help in the forest.
, Dining--Dis foosa isa berry good: "this food is good." It's always best to compliment your Gungan hosts.
, Bargaining for your life--Huwaa muaa mumwa: "Can I buy you a drink." in Wookiee-speak. Try it. It just might work.
A MUST HAVE WHEN TRAVELING WITHOUT YOUR PROTOCOL DROID!
Bonus!--An exclusive "Behind the Sounds" look at making of the Star Wars movies from Academy Award-winning Sound Editor Ben Burtt. Discover the secrets behind the roar of Chewbacca, the chatter of the cantina crowd, and R2-D2's unique eloquence.