This is a reissue, in a smart paperback format, of George Lucas's novelisation of his own legendary film. First published in 1977, it faithfully follows the plot of the film, including the much-talked about 'missing scenes'--one early in the story on Tatooine where Luke Skywalker meets up with his friend Biggs, now graduated from the Academy and off to join the rebels, and the scene between Han Solo and Jabba the Hutt, which was reinstated in the Special Edition. Like the film, the book starts slowly, but builds to an exciting climax which transfers surprisingly well to the printed page, as the rebel forces, led by Luke, attempt to destroy the Empire's Death Star.
Readers of more recent Star Wars novels may be surprised by the generally uncomplimentary descriptions of the various alien characters. Later writers have taken their diversity much more seriously than Lucas seems to do here. However, all the familiar faces are in place, and it's fun to see people like Wedge Antilles, who has become so central in the X-Wing novels, here in their first bit parts. This is the adventure that started it all, and if you enjoy Star Wars novels, it's well worth re-reading. --Elizabeth Sourbut --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
"Cinematography is not about technology. It's about art, it's about taste. In the end it's about understanding your craft." - GEORGE LUCAS ""FRAMES" is about allowing the reader the time and the space to examine fully that ("cinematography") craft." - J.W. RINZLER, Executive Editor, LucasFilmAuthor of "The Making of Star Wars" --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.See all Product Description
This is a perfect item of choice for any Star Wars fanatic, whom enjoys the read from the big screen.Published on 24 Jan. 2013 by Christine Coppins
I had always watched the film. Have never read the book. So bought it to see if it matches the movie. Item was in new condition and arrived very quickly. Read morePublished on 12 July 2012 by deedee
As I read the orgiinal before Lucas retrofitted the the prequels into the star wars history, I caqn say that this is no where nears as good as that novelisation. Read morePublished on 8 Aug. 2011 by L. Fevrius
Read the book during a flight.This book is best read after watching the film as it adds weight to the main characters. Read morePublished on 25 Mar. 2007 by Jay
this book was fantastic i would sometimes not get a wink of sleep because the book and the storyline as i say is fantsstioc and ignore the other reviewers.Published on 28 May 2005