Title HOW STAR WARS CONQUERED THE UNIVERSE: THE PAST, PRESENT, AND FUTURE OF A MU LTIBILLION DOLLAR FRANCHISE
Book Condition Very Good/Very Good
Publisher Basic Books 2014
0465089984 / 9780465089987
Seller ID RWARE0000038180
A copy that has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. In 1973, a young filmmaker named George Lucas scribbled some notes for a fa r-fetched space-fantasy epic. Some forty years and 37 billion later, Star W ars?related products outnumber human beings, a growing stormtrooper army sp ans the globe, and "Jediism" has become a religion in its own right. Lucas' s creation has grown into far more than a cinematic classic; it is, quite s imply, one of the most lucrative, influential, and interactive franchises o f all time. Yet incredibly, until now the complete history of Star Wars-its influences and impact, the controversies it has spawned, its financial gro wth and long-term prospects-has never been told. In How Star Wars Conquered the Universe, veteran journalist Chris Taylor tr aces the series from the difficult birth of the original film through its s equels, the franchise's death and rebirth, the prequels, and the preparatio ns for a new trilogy. Providing portraits of the friends, writers, artists, producers, and marketers who labored behind the scenes to turn Lucas's ide a into a legend, Taylor also jousts with modern-day Jedi, tinkers with droi d builders, and gets inside Boba Fett's helmet, all to find out how Star Wa rs has attracted and inspired so many fans for so long. Since the first film's release in 1977, Taylor shows, Star Wars has conquered our culture with a sense of lightness and exuberance, while remaining serious enough to influence politics in far-flung countries and spread a spirituality that appeals to religious groups and at.