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Marking the 30th anniversary of Return of the Jedi (1983) is the arrival of final definitive tome on the original Star Wars trilogy written by J.W. Rinzler; the series has become so popular that the Lucasfilm Executive Editor and Writer has become a familiar name on the New York Times bestseller list.  A great asset for the author is the open access to the archives of his employer which means that concept art, script revision summaries, behind-the-scenes photographs, and progress reports make the publication a sumptuous feast of information and imagery.

Chosen to write the foreword was filmmaker Brad Bird (The Incredibles) whose enthusiastic personality and insightfulness clearly shows through the words printed on the page.  “For George, the Special Editions were an exercise in using new tools to fix what he viewed as old, unsolved problems,” noted Bird.  “But for some moviegoers, it was as if George had doctored »

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