Star Wars Storyboards
Storyboards from a galaxy far, far away.
- The original storyboards for Star Wars, The Empire Strikes Back, and Return of the Jedi
- Including unused storyboards by Ralph McQuarrie
- The original storyboards for Star Wars Episodes I, II, and III
Long, long ago and all that, a young man named George Lucas wanted to make Flash Gordon into a movie. He was denied by the rights holders, flipped them the proverbial birdy, and then made Star Wars. Then, The Empire Strikes Back. Then, Return of the Jedi. But before the movies were filmed, they had to be storyboarded. And now, for the first time ever in this complete a form, you can see those storyboards in the book: Star Wars Storyboards Original Trilogy.
Star Wars Storyboards Original Trilogy is a massive tome, featuring 1200 illustrations. You'll see how the scripts for the original Star Wars trilogy were exploded out into shots to film. Inside, you'll 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. Star Wars Storyboards Original Trilogy IS the book you've been looking for.
In 1997, as George Lucas worked to complete early drafts for Star Wars: Episode I: The Phantom Menace, he enlisted the talents of some of the greatest storyboard artists of the modern era to illustrate conceptual storyboards. Working from Lucas's ideas for scenes and sequences, these artists produced beautiful drawings that helped lay the foundations for the worlds, characters, and shots of the Star Wars Prequel Trilogy. And now you can see some of these storyboards in Star Wars Storyboards - The Prequels.
Lucasfilm has opened its archives to present the best of the conceptual storyboards for Episodes I, II, and III. Star Wars Storyboards - The Prequels collects the best storyboards from all three films together in one striking volume. Throughout this book, you will find insight into how these conceptual storyboards helped to contribute both to the creation of the Prequel Trilogy and the expansion of the Star Wars universe.