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Offline Chris Wyman

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The Making of: The Empire Strikes Back
« on: August 12, 2009, 11:22 AM »


This title will be released on March 23, 2010. Up for Pre-order on Amazon.com for $53.55 shipped right now. Retail - $85.00
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Re: The Making of: The Empire Strikes Back
« Reply #1 on: September 1, 2009, 12:23 AM »
No one else excited about this book?!
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Re: The Making of: The Empire Strikes Back
« Reply #2 on: December 3, 2009, 09:42 PM »
I am jazzed about that book as ESB is my favorite movie of all time.  And a foreward by Ridley Scott, very cool. 

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Re: The Making of: The Empire Strikes Back
« Reply #3 on: December 17, 2009, 09:23 PM »
Can't wait!
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Re: The Making of: The Empire Strikes Back
« Reply #4 on: October 13, 2010, 02:59 AM »
So it looks like this thing is finally due out today.  Vanity Fair has a preview.

Couple of my faves:





And also, Vanity Fair interviews Jeremy Bulloch.

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Re: The Making of: The Empire Strikes Back
« Reply #5 on: October 20, 2010, 08:42 PM »
Just got my copy today.  Can't wait to really sit down and read it.  Call me crazy but I think these books would make fantastic dramatized movies in their own right.

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Re: The Making of: The Empire Strikes Back
« Reply #6 on: March 1, 2011, 09:17 AM »
I'm about 4/5ths of the way done and have enjoyed every minute of this book.  It is amazing the basically made this whole movie in 1979, that is just mind boggling that they were able to cut everything that close.  Compared to the Prequels which basically were two years each in the making.

Also interesting the dynamics of the cast, things sure didn't seem to rosy at all with the principals. 

And my third favorite thing, David Prowse was the King of Spoilers I guess, which is why they didn't trust him with the big secret at the end. 

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Re: The Making of: The Empire Strikes Back
« Reply #7 on: March 1, 2011, 10:20 AM »
After listening to you (Scott) and Jeff talk about this the other night, I'm going to have to pick this and the ANH one up. I assume Jedi will come out on its anniversary since the other 2 did.
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Re: The Making of: The Empire Strikes Back
« Reply #8 on: March 1, 2011, 10:35 AM »
I have both as well and they are really great.
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Re: The Making of: The Empire Strikes Back
« Reply #9 on: March 1, 2011, 01:02 PM »
I have had this since it came out, but haven't really had a chance to start in on it aside from looking at the pictures.  I'm trying to finish up a couple other things I'm reading first, but I'm definitely looking forward to it.  I really enjoyed the first one.

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Re: The Making of: The Empire Strikes Back
« Reply #10 on: March 1, 2011, 03:43 PM »
Another crazy tidbit, Williams scored and recorded the film a month after seeing a rough cut...and 5 months before the movie was done
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Re: The Making of: The Empire Strikes Back
« Reply #11 on: September 21, 2011, 02:10 PM »
I've been working through this book (about 3/4 of the way through), and really been enjoying it.  Like Scott already mentioned, there is a lot contained in here that I didn't already know about - which is a nice surprise.  From what I've read so far, it really seems like Carrie Fisher was often the problem on the set (from showing up late, not showing up, or having arguments with Harrison Ford).  It is also interesting to learn more about how things developed and changed with this movie.  I've really noticed from both reading these "Making of" books and watching some of the documentaries about the OT, how much different George Lucas seems now.  I mean, it has been discussed before, but he seemed a little more willing to let other people's ideas and opinions come into play with the OT (particularly the first two).