Star Wars: Frames Hardcover – 5 Nov 2013
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"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"
About the Author
George Lucas is the founder and chairman of Lucasfilm. Guillermo del Toro made his feature directorial debut in 1993 with Cronos. Since then, he has gone on to direct Mimic, The Devil's Backbone, Blade II, Hellboy, Hellboy II, and Pan's Labyrinth, which garnered enormous critical praise worldwide and won three Academy Awards(R). His novels The Strain and The Fall, with Chuck Hogan, are international best sellers.
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Now that I have had time to go through both volumes I am extremely impressed with the package.
Over 99% of he 'frames' that George Lucas has selected do justice to the Saga ( one or two are questionable but out of over 1400 that's not bad!).
Going through the volumes is like going through the whole Saga in still photography, a kind of deluxe giant fotonovel (if you are old enough to remember those!).
For Star Wars fans this is the ultimate collectible in terms of being able to go through all six movies at once.
So why only four stars?
Well for the size of he books I have concerns about whether the binding will hold - hopefully there will be no issues but just some concerns. It would have been better to have an individual book for each movie but I suppose this would increase costs.
Highly recommended purchase.
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As a play-by-play through the films, this book is a massive success. A person who hand never seen Star Wars would get a good idea of the overall story just by looking at these frames (over 200 images per film). Virtually every scene/sequence of the saga is represented with at least one frame. If you love the movies, this book is a trip down memory lane.
As for the printed image quality, I think it is quite good - although you must understand that these are frames taken directly from the films and adjust your expectations accordingly. Since the images are not enhanced in any way, the entire frame is not always in focus (and some action shots are going to appear blurry altogether). What you see in the book is essentially what you'd see if you paused a blu-ray of the movie and looked at one frame.
Apparently George Lucas himself curated this massive collection of frames, going through over a million images and reducing it to the 1400 that appear in this book... a remarkable feat, and one that no doubt was very time-consuming. But I'll be honest: in looking through the book, it sometimes feels as though the frames could have been randomly selected. I am assuming that's not the case, but some of Mr. Lucas's decisions are bewildering to me - I would love to get some insight into why he chose what he chose.
Obviously, Star Wars is first a motion picture.Read more ›
- printed on thick super quality paper
- real binding is used, no glue (the book doesn't "crack" when lying open flat)
- great slipcase box
- lots of great pictures which allow you to study stuff you missed on screen
- your own mind provides the appropriate John Williams music for each scene
- some scenes get only one or two photos like the Jango Fett & Ben Kenobi fight on Kamino
Wash your hands: lots of blacks in this book which is prone to glaring fingerprints.
Now to the pictures, hmmm a somewhat strange choice on some of these, the Hans Solo ones for instances from epi IV. Really? George must have some beef with Ford or there's a private joke going on there. There as some classic photos and some of the layout works well but there is also a lot of very bad choices with some good/classic photos missed out completely (don't think there's a decent pic of Zam Wesell , and order 66 was a collection of poorly chosen pics. To me it looks like he either got his p.a.'s to help him out and they didn't care what they put in or he got bored half way through used auto fill, either way it comes across as a bad attempt at an aldis photobook (in fact the print quality of said photobook is far superior to this tome!!Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
When I received the package i opened it to discover a rather bent corner though it was only the box and it had no effect on the actual books well worth buying for a flick through... Read morePublished 11 months ago by isaac ford
Very good looking book, with very nice pictures about the perfect movie.Published 13 months ago by P.W.A.M. Meens
Excellent product! Arrived incredibly quickly, and packaged perfectly.
The perfect gift for any serious Star Wars fan!
Nice product it should be cheaper. Some of the pictures from the screenshots are somehow blurry, which is not good.Published 17 months ago by Dimitar Ivanov
Possibly the best piece of Star Wars history I own.
A truly perfect gift for any Star Wars fan
Utterly amazing for the price. Required a box within a box to ship it and protect it (thank you Amazon).
Weighs an absolute ton. Read more
Two great books with some excellent photos. Love it - Highly recommended purchase! The perfect gift for any Star Wars fan.Published on 30 Mar. 2014 by Desertmonsoon