The phenomenal success of George Lucas's first Star Wars trilogy quite simply revolutionized the cinema; but what sets Lucas's films apart from their legion of imitators is the quality of their screenplays.
The first panel of the triptych is A New Hope.
A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away, a young Luke Skywalker leads a dull, isolated existence on his uncle's homestead. One day, two androids, C3PO and R2D2, show up bearing a message from Princess Leia, the leader of the rebel forces engaged in a struggle against the vicious tyranny of the Empire - as personified by the rasping presence of Darth Vader.
The message leads Luke to realise his heritage as a Jedi Knight. He sets out on a wild adventure across the galaxy.
About the Author
Director George Lucas was born on May 14, 1944, in Modesto, California. He grew up in the suburbs, which inspired his 1973 film American Graffiti. He studied cinematography at the University of Southern California and caught Francis Ford Coppola’s eye. Coppola helped him enter the film business. He’s best known for directing the Star Wars movies and Indiana Jones series.
"Cinematography is not about technology. It's about art, it's about taste. In the end it's about understanding your craft." - GEORGE LUCAS ""FRAMES" is about allowing the reader the time and the space to examine fully that ("cinematography") craft." - J.W. RINZLER, Executive Editor, LucasFilmAuthor of "The Making of Star Wars"
Series: Faber Reel Classics Ser.
Number Of Pages: 173
Published: 21st February 2000
Publisher: Faber and Faber
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 17.6 x 11.1
Weight (kg): 0.182
Edition Number: 1