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Trevor Hogg chats with author J.W. Rinzler about a space opera which established a moviemaking empire for George Lucas....

“Right after finishing the Episode III [Revenge of the Sith] book, somewhere around 2005, I knew that the 30th anniversary was coming up and that there had never been a real making of Star Wars [1977] book,” recalls Lucasfilm Executive Editor and Writer J.W. Rinzler.  “There was almost no advance publicity.  The Making of Star Wars got a couple of big reviews early on and people got excited.  For me, I was trying to bring to it the feeling I had gotten from reading The Jaws Log when I was a kid; I found it to be an inspiration because the book told the story of production and not just how they did all of the trick shots.”  Rinzler notes, “I don’t like it when writers get between the subject and the reader because »

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