The Making of Star Wars
I stopped reading books like this when the Internet rose to prominence. They’re usually just a recap of stuff you’ve already read and seen on movie fan sites or in magazines. Even the most diehard Star Wars fan would have to admit that this volume is something special, though. Covering the making of the film, from its conceptual scripts and sketches to its release day, this is easily the most comprehensive look at the making of the movie ever produced. With hundreds of never-before-seen pictures, sketches and great stories behind the creation of the original film, it gives tremendous insight into the process that wound up making George Lucas a deservedly rich man. It’s available in hardcover and a very affordable paperback. Destined to eat up many hours of sci-fi geek lives.