Star Wars Storyboards: The Original Trilogy

Lucasfilm Ltd (Author) J W Rinzler (Editor)


For the first time, Lucasfilm has opened its Archives to present the complete storyboards for the original Star Wars trilogy--the world-changing A New Hope and its operatic sequels, The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi--as well as never-before-published art from early conceptual and deleted scenes.
From the opening chase above Tatooine in A New Hope to the Battle of Endor in Jedi, this book presents the visual inspiration behind now-iconic moments. Readers can finally see a full set of storyboards by legendary artist Joe Johnston, as well as early boards for Episode IV by Alex Tavoularis and for Episode V by Ivor Beddoes, rarely seen Episode VI boards by Roy Carnon, and Ralph McQuarrie's never-before-seen storyboards for Episode V.

Product Details

$40.00  $36.80
Harry N. Abrams
Publish Date
May 13, 2014
9.4 X 1.2 X 12.2 inches | 3.9 pounds
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About the Author

J. W. Rinzler, executive editor at Lucasfilm Ltd., is the author of the New York Times bestsell-ers The Making of Star Wars and The Making of Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith. He lives in Petaluma, California. Joe Johnston served as a storyboard and concept artist on the original Star Wars trilogy. He has since directed The Rocketeer, Jumanji, and Captain America: The First Avenger. He lives in Los Angeles. Nilo Rodis-Jamero served as the assistant art director of visual effects for The Empire Strikes Back and as costume designer for Return of the Jedi.


"Star Wars Storyboards: The Original Trilogy shows just how much pre-planning went into the original iconic trilogy."--The Week Magazine online
"Star Wars fans, take note . . . the book offers a glimpse into the detailed planning and rounds of story revisions that went into the original films."--Parade Online
"Star Wars fans, rejoice -- today is the big day that Lucasfilm opens up the archives and bestows upon you Star Wars Storyboards: The Original Trilogy."--Flavorwire
"The book contains fantastic insight into how the films' stories and characters were conceived..."
"Nerd out over how Star Wars might have been."--Wired
"Every Star Wars fan should get this Star Wars Storyboards book."--Gizmodo