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

  • Cindy
    Apr 17, 2017
    Fascinating book and one of the best biographies I've read lately. It is well written and pulls no punches. George Lucas is a complicated man and, whether you love him or not, there's no denying his passion. From American Graffiti and Willow to Indiana Jones and Star Wars, Lucas touched souls and ch...
  • 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 ...
  • Ricky
    Jan 26, 2017
    This book was a good exploration of George Lucas life and career. Most of the book dealt with his Star Wars era since that makes the bulk of his story. Some times used to cover Indiana Jones and others but not as much as Star Wars. This book is good but some issues with incorrect facts for example t...
  • Jack Gattanella
    Feb 03, 2017
    "I love cinema. All kinds... no matter how big, no matter how small. I love to watch them. I love to make them. But if I didn't have anyone to enjoy them or appreciate them, there wouldn't be any point. So thank you all for going to the movies - especially mine!" - Lucas accepting the AFI Lifetime a...
  • W. Whalin
    Feb 27, 2017
    Fascinating Insights Into the Life of George LucasWell-written biographies are revealing and filled with valuable lessons for the reader. Brian Jay Jones has crafted an excellent biography GEORGE LUCAS. I listened to the audiobook version and heard it cover to cover. While today, George Lucas is on ...
  • Liz Dee
    Apr 08, 2017
    This was really eye opening. I didn't even know that George Lucas had other movies! I'm interested in seeing American Graffiti and re-watching the Indiana Jones movies. The man sounds like a very complicated man. His tendencies to control everything was surprising. I didn't know that about the man e...
  • Adam Christian Smith
    Apr 12, 2017
    Ah, the life of being a creator. Very interesting read. ...

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