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How Star Wars Conquered the Universe : the Past, Present, and Future of a Multibillion Dollar Franchise.

Author: Chris Taylor
Publisher: London : Head of Zeus, 2014.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Why do most people know what an Ewok is, even if they haven''t seen Return of the Jedi? How have Star Wars action figures come to outnumber human beings? How did ''Jedi'' become an officially recognised religion? When did the films'' merchandising revenue manage to rival the GDP of a small country? Tracing the birth, death and rebirth of the epic universe built by George Lucas and hundreds of writers, artists,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Taylor, Chris, 1973-
How Star Wars conquered the universe
(OCoLC)894622906
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Chris Taylor
ISBN: 9781784970451 178497045X
OCLC Number: 892239895
Description: 1 online resource (937 pages)
Contents: Cover; Welcome Page; Dedication; Contents; Introduction: A Navajo Hope; Chapter 1: Mars Wars; Chapter 2: The Land of Zoom; Chapter 3: Plastic Spacemen; Chapter 4: Hyperspace Drive; 1. Car Culture; 2. The Crash; 3. 21-87; 4. Haskell Wexler; 5. USC; 6. Clean Cut Cinema; 7. Look at Life; 8. The Moviola; 9. Government Work; 10. THX 1138 4EB; 11. The Emperor; 12. Francis Ford Coppola; Chapter 5: How to Be a Jedi; Chapter 6: Buck Rogers in the Twentieth Century; Chapter 7: Home Free; Chapter 8: My Little Space Thing; Chapter 9: Spoof Wars; Chapter 10: Star Wars Has a Posse. Chapter 11: The First ReelChapter 12: Release; Chapter 13: The Accidental Empire; Chapter 14: Here Come the Clones!; Chapter 15: How to Exceed in Sequels; Chapter 16: Being Boba; Chapter 17: End of the Jedi?; Chapter 18: Between the Wars; Chapter 19: The Universe Expands; Chapter 20: Return of the Writer; Chapter 21: Special Addition; Chapter 22: The Line; Chapter 23: The Prequels Conquer Star Wars; Chapter 24: Building Character; Chapter 25: How I Stopped Worrying and Learned to Love the Prequels; Chapter 26: Using the Universe; Chapter 27: Hello Disney; Conclusion: Across the Universe. Picture SectionAcknowledgements; Notes; Index; About this Book; Reviews; About the Author; An Invitation from the Publisher; Copyright.

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Forty years and $37 billion later, on the eve of EPISODE VII, the first complete history of STAR WARS - from Lucas's early drafts to the present day.  Read more...

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