Star Wars The Visual Dictionary

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9780751370812: Star Wars The Visual Dictionary

Star Wars: The Visual Dictionary brings DK's world acclaimed visual style to the Star Wars universe. High-quality annotated photographs supported by stills from the films explain every important feature of the characters creatures costumes droids and equipment found in the Star Wars trilogy the most popular films of all time. Author David West Reynolds was given unrestricted access to the famed Lucasfilm archives at Skywalker Ranch in California. Key objects from the films have been re-photographed and even re-created by expert consultants from Industrial Light and Magic a division of Lucas Digital Ltd. and George Lucas's award-winning special-effects production company. The result is a unique and fascinating reference work that reveals the characters and creatures of the Star Wars films as they have never been seen before! (c) 1998 Lucasfilm Ltd. & TM. All rights reserved. Used under Authorisation. www.starwars.com

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Watch the Star Wars trilogy enough times and you'll find yourself straining to catch all the little details. Not the subtle plot points (Darth is Luke's dad, check; Luke and Leia are brother and sister, check), but all the cool gear and gadgets that keep flashing in front of the camera. Like what are those pointy things on Boba Fett's kneepads? And what's with all that ammo on Chewie's bandolier? And does an Imperial Probe really need that many legs? Finally, we've got some answers.

David West Reynolds, a boyish Ph.D. in archaeology who looks like he just rode in on the last Bantha, has catalogued the artifacts and inhabitants of the Star Wars universe with the same clinical thoroughness one typically reserves for studying Mesopotamia. His oversized, eye-pleasing picture book is packed with scrutinizing photos of actual props and characters from the movies, complete with systematic, scientific labels. And Reynolds's friendly, pseudo-academic style seamlessly blends new information with old. (In the Sand People description, you can't help but hear Alec Guinness's voice when Reynolds reveals that "Sand People ride in single file to hide their numbers.") In a few instances, the book shines an embarrassing light on the movies (Max Rebo is clearly no alien lifeform, just a poofy, blue elephant muppet), but the countless close-ups of thermal detonators, imperial blasters, and gaffi sticks more than make up the difference. --Paul Hughes

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Exciting new photography and exhaustive research reveal previously onknown features of Star Wars characters, creatures, droids, and equipment. See: Cut-away views of a lightsaber and a stormtrooper helmet; C-3PO's inner workings; a wild cantina band perfomance. Discover: The names and functions of R2-D2's attachments; Boba Fett's secret weapons; all about the mysterious characters and creatures in Jabba's palace. Explore: The secrets of Darth Vader's armor; every detail of stormtrooper weaponry and equipment; and much more!

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