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A reasonable attempt - but soulless
on 17 September 2002
There has been a long-standing tradition of "Art of" books relating to the Star Wars movies. Generally these are packed with insights to the creative process behind the movies. In that respect the goal is admirably met. It does what it says on the cover. Not only that you get the complete script - including deleted scenes.
However, this volume seems to lack any "soul". If you look back at the books on the original trilogy there is a certain enthusiasm in the writing and content of the books which seems absent here. I suppose it's that the process behind the movies has now so radically changed and is more of a production line. This book tends to show that this failing has all too clearly extended to the "Art of" books' presentation.