George Lucas: A Life by Brian Jay Jones

George Lucas: A Life

The definitive biography of one of the most influential filmmakers ever--George Lucas. On May 25, 1977, a problem-plagued, budget-straining, independent science-fiction film opened in a mere thirty-two American movie theaters. Conceived, written, and directed by a little-known filmmaker named George Lucas, the movie originally called The Star Wars quickly drew blocks-long...

Title:George Lucas: A Life
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:560 pages

George Lucas: A Life Reviews

  • Melissa
    Jan 06, 2017
    Really enjoyed this audiobook, George Lucas's life, Star Wars & Indiana Jones, advances in filmmaking & technology through those films and a host of others as the Lucas companies developed new technologies through ILM, Lucasfilm, etc. I left having a much greater appreciation for his business and te...
  • Yolanda Sfetsos
    Dec 04, 2016
    It's no secret that I'm a Star Wars fan and have been since the first moment I watched A New Hope on the big screen. Even as a very young girl, I fell in love with the characters and the story and followed all the other movies eagerly.So checking out this book was a must!Even with his faults and stu...
  • Dominic
    Jan 07, 2017
    I read Brian Jay Jones' biography of Jim Henson when it first came out and found myself captivated. Jones conveyed Henson's passion for his work and his joie de vivre. When I saw that Jones had written a book about George Lucas, I was cautiously optimistic. I was interested to see what somebody with...
  • Jake
    Dec 23, 2016
    Here's something I never thought I'd say: George Lucas is a complicated man. A riddle wrapped in an enigma, wearing a flannel button-down. He's a man blessed with vision but cursed with poor communication skills, a shrewd businessman who was never in it for the money, a passionate director who went ...
  • Christopher Shawn
    Jan 01, 2017
    Over the past 30 years, I've digested a lot of biographical information about George Lucas, creator of Star Wars, Lucasfilm, Pixar, Industrial Light and Magic, and countless other ventures. While the majority of his life has been tangled up in that galaxy far, far away, Lucas has experienced highs a...
  • Luke Johnson
    Jan 13, 2017
    Like the vast majority of the people reading this I'm a big Star Wars fan. Look at my name, I never had a choice. I've got to admit I was very impressed with this biography. It begins with the life of George Lucas Sr and his wife and quickly progresses into the life of their son. The book gives a lo...
  • Eric Gilliland
    Jan 16, 2017
    In the first full length biography of George Lucas to appear in some time, biographer Brian Jay Jones supplies an updated and balanced account of a key figure in creating modern pop culture. Since the publication of Dale Pollock’s “official” biography in the mid 1980s, few have surpas...
  • Mateusz Pośpieszny
    Jan 17, 2017
    Do biografii podchodzę dość opornie. Bardzo często obawiam się o rozwlekanie okresu wczesnego dzieciństwa i rozwoju "bohatera biografii", zanim zaczął choćby realnie projektowaćto za co go znamy. W przypadku tej biografii George'a Lucasa jest zupełnie inaczej!Cało...

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