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...

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ISBN:0316257443
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:560 pages

George Lucas: A Life Reviews

  • 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 ...
  • J. Bryce
    Jan 24, 2017
    (If this is 560 pages, the last 87 are notes and index.) A very good bio of one of movie-making's more influential powers, from his childhood in Modesto, CA to his adultery in Marin County, CA.Recommended for fans but probably almost moreso for people like me who don't quite know what to make of the...
  • 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...
  • Myk Little
    Jan 27, 2017
    This isn't a feel-good book. It's sad, even when there are triumphs. Brian Jones knows how to drag out all the bad luck during filming, awful reviews, and depression, but when the films do great, he speeds through it. He's only happy when it rains. I know there's more to Lucas than this.https://mykl...
  • 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...
  • Mary
    Feb 02, 2017
    So cool to read about all that he accomplished, this strange little man. Brilliant and groundbreaking in his work....
  • Amy Sturgis
    Feb 20, 2017
    This really offers nothing new to the previous biographies of Lucas and treatments of Star Wars history. It is, however, concise and well written. Those familiar with the subject won't need to read this, but those new to Lucas or his legacy may find this a useful resource. ...

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