Book Review: ‘The Complete Making of Indiana Jones: The Definitive Story Behind All Four Films’

This film could very easily not be a hit. All films are a risk. I mean, there’s no way to know. You can’t predict a hit.” – George Lucas, on Raiders of the Lost Ark, 1981 On May 20, 2008, Del Rey Books – an imprint of Ballantine Books, a division of Penguin Random HouseContinue reading “Book Review: ‘The Complete Making of Indiana Jones: The Definitive Story Behind All Four Films’”

Book Review: ‘The Making of The Empire Strikes Back’

On October 12, 2010, Del Rey, the science fiction/fantasy imprint of Random House, published J.W. Rinzler’s The Making of Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back, the second volume in a three-book cycle about the creation of the original Star Wars trilogy. Rinzler, an editor at Lucasfilm and co-author (with George Lucas) of 2005’s The Art of Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith,Continue reading “Book Review: ‘The Making of The Empire Strikes Back’”

Book Review: ‘ The Making of Star Wars: The Definitive Story Behind the Original Film’

Blogger’s Note: This review is a slightly revised version of one that I wrote for the Blogger-based A Certain Point of View in 2018. On April 24, 2007, Del Rey Books – an imprint of the Penguin Random House publishing empire – published a nearly 400-page hardcover edition of The Making of Star Wars: The DefinitiveContinue reading “Book Review: ‘ The Making of Star Wars: The Definitive Story Behind the Original Film’”