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Author:
Dave Pollock
ISBN13:
978-0517546772
ISBN:
0517546779
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Harmony Books; 1st edition (December 13, 1984)
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Author Dale Pollock details Lucas's life from birth through the beginning of Return of the Jedi and, having been . What follows is a really painful to read character analysis of George Lucas that literally tries to analyze him down to an atomic level.

Even better, this is a warts-and-all sort of look. It's wildly bipolar - you'll regularly come across sentences like "Lucas is one of the greatest producers in the world - but many think him a subpar director, and a bad husband.

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The technical side of movie making Dale Pollock's informative biography of George Lucas provides a glimpse into the man who shaped the cultural imagination of late 20th century

The technical side of movie making Dale Pollock's informative biography of George Lucas provides a glimpse into the man who shaped the cultural imagination of late 20th century. Described as an aimless teenager with limited ambitions, he miraculously survived a car crash at age 17 and resolved to make something of himself.

This is George Lucas's filmography, including those films that he was involved with as director, screenwriter, executive producer or actor. George Lucas filmography on IMDb. George Lucas filmography at AllMovie

This is George Lucas's filmography, including those films that he was involved with as director, screenwriter, executive producer or actor. George Lucas filmography at AllMovie. George Lucas filmography at the Internet Speculative Fiction Database. George Lucas biography at Lucasfilm.

Lucas, George, 1944-, Lucas, George, Motion picture producers and directors, Filmkunst, Biographie. New York : Harmony Books. inlibrary; printdisabled; ; china.

Dale Pollock is president of Peak Productions and a successful producer of twelve feature films (which have . A former film critic for Daily Variety and chief film reporter for the Los Angeles Times, he lives in Los Angeles.

Dale Pollock is president of Peak Productions and a successful producer of twelve feature films (which have received four Academy Award nominations). Библиографические данные. Skywalking: The Life and Films of George Lucas.

Skywalking: The Life and Films of George Lucas is a 1983 biography of George Lucas written by Dale Pollock. Skywalking was commissioned to tie in with the release of Star Wars: Episode VI Return of the Jedi. Crown Publishing, who commissioned Pollock, wanted Skywalking to be completely unauthorised. Lucas, Pollock and Crown eventually came to a deal which allowed Pollock to write anything he wanted, but Lucas was able to cut anything he felt was factually inaccurate

This biography of film director/producer George Lucas is an evenhanded look at his life and work, even if some of the .

This biography of film director/producer George Lucas is an evenhanded look at his life and work, even if some of the conclusions it's author arrives at are necessarily personal rather than certifiably factual in nature. The book is peppered with many quotes from Lucas himself as well as Spielberg, Coppola, Milius and others which lends it a feeling of legitimacy which I believe is probably lacking from other, less sympathetic biographies.

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Though Pollock makes much of the notion that a near-fatal teenage car . With lots of interview-quotes, Lucas is followed from skinny Modesto adolescence through his echt-1950s phase to the USC film school and wife Marcia.

Though Pollock makes much of the notion that a near-fatal teenage car accident is the secret behind director/producer Lucas' super-success (""From a close encounter with death grew a fanatical commitment to hard work and artistic excellence""), the emphasis in this rather overblown, essentially adoring biography is on detailed movie-making. With lots of interview-quotes, Lucas is followed from skinny Modesto adolescence through his echt-1950s phase to the USC film school and wife Marcia

A look at the life and cinematic creativity of George Lucas examines imaginative films such as "Star Wars," "American Graffiti," and "Raiders of the Lost Ark" and analyzes the impact of Lucas and other young filmmakers on the American cinema
  • For the first 3/4ths of this book, the information is gold. Author Dale Pollock details Lucas's life from birth through the beginning of Return of the Jedi and, having been given access to the man himself, you get a wealth of quotes and personal insights. Even better, this is a warts-and-all sort of look. No criticisms are held back, but rather than coming off in negative light, it just makes everyone look human - and I find that far more refreshing than the sugar-coated bios most filmmakers manipulate for themselves.

    The most packed sections deal with American Graffiti and A New Hope, and again, the information is fantastic - especially the details on the two years of drafts for ANH. Raiders and Empire definitely could have been given more, but at that point, Lucas was more of a hands off producer, and in many ways, they don't add to the story.

    So why four stars? As you hit the 3/4 mark, you suddenly begin to wonder how the book is going to fill up its remaining quarter, since you're up to Jedi in the history. What follows is a really painful to read character analysis of George Lucas that literally tries to analyze him down to an atomic level. It's wildly bipolar - you'll regularly come across sentences like "Lucas is one of the greatest producers in the world - but many think him a subpar director, and a bad husband." Also, it gets REALLY, REALLY gossipy, with just about everyone coming out of the woodwork to criticize him over anything, and then letting Lucas respond. I'm all for the behind the scenes stuff, especially when it's revealing, but this just feels exploitative. And it goes on, and on, and on, and on...

    Then you hit the last chapter, cobbled together from what the author has read about the Phantom Menace's production (he clearly wasn't allowed within ten miles of George Lucas after the first publication), and it's laughable. These last two chapters, about 1/4th of the book, are terrible.

    BUT! It's absolutely worth reading for the first 3/4ths for a great portrait of Lucas. Just stop reading when it starts getting stupid.

  • Even though the book is older, this is a fun read. The book takes you through Lucas' life: growing up, going to college and becoming successful. It is filled with facts about the man that are quite personal. My son chose to read the book for a school project, so of course, I read it too. We couldnt put it down. There are some spots that deal with business that get 'dry' for kids, but if they persevere, they are rewarded with a great story. Many laughs, many lessons. A reality check for those that think filmmaking is an easy art -- business is business, after all. Mr. Pollock did his homework on this one, there are interviews with just about everyone is Lucas' life. The most important lesson in the book: Lucas' midwestern sensibility keeps him grounded. We are from Michigan, and I understand the lessons George's father taught him, and the way George looks at life. His view of success is something every kid should consider. Great read!

  • This book was really well written, but almost all of the book was written in the early '80s and then the author added a section right before episode 1 was released in the late '90s. It gives a really good snapshot of the man during the original Star Wars, and how he got there. It does not include the reception of the prequels or his thoughts on those movies. Also note that it's obvious that the author didn't interview Lucas for the added section; he just took quotes from Lucas to other people, so it's not as insightful as the rest of the book.

  • This is a good book, but it could be updated. The book is fairly thorough in detailing the early career, ambitions, problems and plights of George Lucas from the time of his birth to the time of making Return of the Jedi. This includes some discussion of THX1138 and American Grafitti. Even the updated version, however, stops there. There is no substantial discussion of any of the new prequels in this book. Yet that summarizes the book's scope and major limitations. That aside, readers will find themselves well-informed about the roots of Lucas, the genesis of Star Wars, and how the dream of the first trilogy unfolded and played out on screen. Obviously this book is not the last word on Lucas, but it is not a bad place to start learning about him

  • I read this in anticipation of the 7th Star Wars film. It's amazing how much detail has gone into this book and I cannot recommend it enough for Star Wars fans. The best thing is that it feels as though George Lucas would have been happy with this. I'm seriously pumped for the next installment now.

  • My son used this for one of his monthly genre reports. It was a biography and since he loves Star Wars, why not learn about the master behind it all. He was interested in most of it and was able to answer questions his classmates asked. He got a B!

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  • A great look at one of the greatest filmmakers of all time! An easy and interesting read.