The Art of Star Wars

The Force Awakens

Author: Phil Szostak,Lucasfilm Ltd

Publisher: ABRAMS

ISBN: 9781419717802

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Page: 256

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Step inside the Lucasfilm art departments for the creation of fantastical worlds, unforgettable characters, and unimaginable creatures. The Art of Star Wars: The Force Awakens will take you there, from the earliest gathering of artists and production designers at Lucasfilm headquarters in San Francisco to the fever pitch of production at Pinewood Studios to the conclusion of post-production at Industrial Light & Magic--all with unprecedented access. Exclusive interviews with the entire creative team impart fascinating insights in bringing director J.J. Abrams's vision to life; unused "blue sky" concept art offers glimpses into roads not traveled. Bursting with hundreds of stunning works of art, including production paintings, concept sketches, storyboards, blueprints, and matte paintings, this visual feast will delight Star Wars fans and cineastes for decades to come. The Art of Star Wars: The Force Awakens is the definitive expression of how the latest chapter in the Star Wars saga was dreamed into being. ALSO AVAILABLE FROM ABRAMS IN SPRING 2016: The Making of Star Wars: The Force Awakens by Mark Cotta Vaz. Forewords by J.J. Abrams and Kathleen Kennedy. ISBN: 978-1-4197-2022-2
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Art of Solo

A Star Wars Story

Author: Phil Szostak,LucasFilm Ltd

Publisher: Harry N. Abrams

ISBN: 9781419727450

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 256

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Examines the development of the fantastic worlds, characters, and creatures of "Solo" through concept art, costume sketches, storyboards, blueprints, and exclusive interviews with the filmmakers.
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The Art of Star Wars: The Last Jedi

Author: Phil Szostak

Publisher: Harry N. Abrams

ISBN: 9781419727054

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 256

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Featuring unforgettable art and exclusive interviews with the filmmakers, this visual archive highlights moviemaking magic at its finest. 300 colour illustrations
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Star Wars Art of Colouring the Force Awakens

Author: LucasFilm Staff

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781405285797

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Page: 128

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Relax, and let the creativity flow through you. Whether a skilled artist or an everyday dabbler of drawings and doodles, fans of all ages will enjoy the awesome new vehicles, locations, and characters from box office sensation, The Force Awakens. Colour in Rey, Finn, Kylo Ren, BB-8 and many more in this beautifully illustrated book. In The Force Awakens, Luke Skywalker has vanished. In his absence, the sinister first order has risen from the ashes of the Empire and will not rest until, Skywalker, the last Jedi has been destroyed. Look out for other Star Wars activity books: Star Wars: Dot-to-Dot Star Wars: Galaxy of Colouring Star Wars: Colouring by Numbers Star Wars: Doodles
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The Art of Gathering

How We Meet and Why It Matters

Author: Priya Parker

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0241973856

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 320

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We spend our lives gathering - first in classrooms and then in meetings, weddings, conferences and away days. Yet so many of us spend this time in underwhelming moments that fail to engage us, inspire us, or connect us. We've all sat in meetings where people talk past each other or go through the motions and others which galvanize a team and remind everyone why they first took the job. We've been to weddings that were deeply moving and others that were run-of-the-mill and simply faded away. Why do some moments take off and others fizzle? What's the difference between the gatherings that inspire you and the ones that don't? In The Art of Gathering, Priya Parker gets to the heart of these questions and reveals how to design a transformative gathering. An expert on organizing successful gatherings whether in conference centres or her living room, Parker shows us how to create moving, magical, mind-changing experiences - even in spaces where we've come to expect little.
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Star Wars Meets the Eras of Feminism

Weighing All the Galaxy’s Women Great and Small

Author: Valerie Estelle Frankel

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1498583873

Category: Social Science

Page: 364

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This book traces the changing representation of female characters in the Star Wars franchise through the lens of the four feminist waves, arguing that while the original trilogy reflects the second wave of feminism, the prequels mirror the girl power era that followed, and the sequels are helping define a new fourth wave of inclusion and diversity.
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The Myth Awakens

Canon, Conservatism, and Fan Reception of Star Wars

Author: Ken Derry,John C. Lyden

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 1498246265

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 196

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The trailers for Star Wars: The Force Awakens made a strong impression on fans. Many were excited by what they saw as a return to the spirit of George Lucas's 1977 creation. Others--including several white supremacy groups--were upset and offended by key differences, most notably the shift away from a blond, blue-eyed, male protagonist. When the film was finally released, reactions similarly seemed to hinge on whether or not The Force Awakens renewed the "mythic" aspects of the original trilogy in ways that fans approved of. The Myth Awakens examines the religious implications of this phenomenon, considering the ways in which myth can function to reinforce "traditional" social and political values. In their analyses the authors of this book reflect on fan responses in relation to various elements of (and changes to) the Star Wars canon--including toys, video games, and novels, as well as several of the films. They do so using a variety of critical tools, drawing from studies of gender, race, psychology, politics, authority, music, ritual, and memory.
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The Art of Rogue One

A Star Wars Story

Author: Josh Kushins,Lucasfilm Ltd

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781419722257

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Page: 256

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This book is a visual chronicle of the Lucasfilm art department s creation of new worlds, unforgettable characters, and newly imagined droids, vehicles, and weapons for the first movie in the "Star Wars "Story""series "Rogue One: A Star Wars Story." In the same format and style as Abrams "The Art of Star Wars: The Force Awakens," the book gives readers unprecedented access to hundreds of concept paintings, sketches, storyboards, matte paintings, and character, costume, and vehicle designs." The Art of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story" will stand as the definitive guide to the artwork and imagination behind the newest chapter in the" Star Wars" franchise and will delight "Star Wars" fans and cineastes for decades to come. Directed by Gareth Edwards ("Godzilla, Monsters"), with production design by Doug Chiang and Neil Lamont, Rogue One chronicles the adventures of a Rebel cell tasked with a desperate mission: to steal the plans for the Death Star before it can be used to enforce the Emperor s rule. The all-star cast includes Felicity Jones, Diego Luna, Forest Whitaker, Mads Mikkelsen, Alan Tudyk, Riz Ahmed, Ben Mendelsohn, Jiang Wen, and Donnie Yen."
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Star Wars on Trial: The Force Awakens Edition

Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers Debate the Most Popular Science Fiction Films of All Time

Author: David Brin,Matthew Woodring Stover

Publisher: BenBella Books, Inc.

ISBN: 1942952058

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 386

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Order in the Court! Star Wars: the most significant, powerful myth of the twenty-first century or morally bankrupt military fantasy? Six films. Countless books. $20 billion in revenue. No one can question the financial value or cultural impact of the Star Wars film franchise. But has the impact been for the good? In Star Wars on Trial’s courtroom—Droid Judge presiding—Star Wars stands accused of elitist politics and sexism, religious and ethical lapses, the destruction of literary science fiction and science fiction film, and numerous plot holes and logical gaps. Supported by a witness list of bestselling science fiction authors, David Brin (for the prosecution) and Matthew Woodring Stover (for the defense) debate these charges and more before delivering their closing statements. The verdict? That’s up to you. Covering the films from A New Hope to The Force Awakens, Brin and Stover provide new forewords that explore the newest generation of Star Wars films and what JJ Abrams must do to live up to—or redeem—the franchise.
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