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Droidmaker : George Lucas and the digital revolution

Author: Michael Rubin
Publisher: Gainesville, Fla. : Triad Pub. Co., ©2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The inside story of George Lucas, his intensely private company, and their work to revolutionize filmmaking. In the process, they made computer history. Discover the birth of Pixar, digital video editing, videogame avatars, THX sound, and a host of other icons of the media age. Lucas played a central role in the universe of entertainment technologies we see every day. This book ventures in territory never explored,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
History
División computadoras
Named Person: George Lucas; George Lucas; George Lucas; George Lucas; George Lucas
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Rubin
ISBN: 0937404675 9780937404676
OCLC Number: 60856108
Description: x, 518 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: 1: The mythology of George --
Road trip --
The restoration --
The star wars --
The rebirth of Lucasfilm --
The godfather of electronic cinema --
2: The visionary on Long Island ---
The train wreck --
Escape from New York --
Inside Wonkaland --
Flying free --
The silverfish --
Sound and vision --
Obnoxio --
Double suicide --
One thousand, six hundred and twenty-one frames --
Queen's rules --
3: A hole in the desert --
Non-stop coffeepots --
These aren't the droids you're looking for --
My breakfast with Andre --
Playing games --
Rendezvous with reality --
Stay small, be the best, don't lose any money --
Into the twilight zone --
Esoteric unto occult --
Return and Revenge.
Responsibility: Michael Rubin.
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The inside story of George Lucas, his intensely private company, and their work to revolutionize filmmaking. In the process, they made computer history. Discover the birth of Pixar, digital video editing, videogame avatars, THX sound, and a host of other icons of the media age. Lucas played a central role in the universe of entertainment technologies we see every day. This book ventures in territory never explored, as Rubin--a former member of the Lucasfilm Computer Division--reconstructs the events in Hollywood, in Silicon Valley, and at Lucas' private realm in Marin County, California, to track the genesis of modern media. With unprecedented access to images and key participants from Lucasfilm, Pixar and Zoetrope--from George Lucas and the executives who ran his company, to the small team of scientists who made the technological leaps--Rubin weaves a tale of friendships, a love of movies, and the incessant forward movement of technology.--Adapted from www.droidmaker.com.

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