J.W.rinzler’s’ Storyboards’ Obviously Features the Story Boarding for the Original Star Wars Trilogy.

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J.W.  Rinzler is continues to mine the archives at Lucasfilm and turn the notes and pictures and drawings he finds into some great books. His latest is Storyboards – The Original Trilogy.

Abrams Books describes the work “For the first time, Lucasfilm has opened its Archives to present the complete storyboards for the original Star Wars trilogy – the world-changing A New Hope and its operatic sequels, The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi – as well as never-before-published art from early conceptual and deleted scenes.

From the opening chase above Tatooine in A New Hope to the Battle of Endor in Jedi, this book presents the visual inspiration behind now-iconic moments. Readers can finally see a full set of storyboards by legendary artist Joe Johnston, as well as early boards for Episode IV by Alex Tavoularis and for Episode V by Ivor Beddoes, rarely seen Episode VI boards by Roy Carnon, and Ralph McQuarrie’s never-before-seen storyboards for Episode V.”

Order Star Wars Story Boards – The Original Trilogy from Amazon , including the Storyboards – The Prequels


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