In 1977 George Lucas brought Star Wars to the big screen - and made cinema history. Now almost thirty years later he completes the saga with Episode III: Revenge of the Sith. All of the questions raised in Episodes I to VI will be answered. This is what millions of fans worldwide have been waiting for. In May 2005, the film will hit cinemas worldwide. But this exclusive behind the scenes look at the making of the most important Star Wars film ever will appear in April 05, a few weeks before the film's release. It will provide the first insights into the production of the movie that will bring the saga full circle to show the rise of the Empire and the creation of Darth Vader. With hundreds of images of Skywalker Ranch and the set pulled from the official Lucasfilm archives, and a full picture of the movie-making process gleaned from interviews with the cast, the crew and George Lucas himself, this is the perfect book for fans of Star Wars. Jonathan Rinzler is also writing The Art of Star Wars Episode III, ensuring that both books work in perfect synchronicity.
Senior editor at Lucasfilm Ltd, Jonathan Rinzler has overseen dozens of Star Wars books. He attended Parson's School of Design and NYU's Graduate School of Arts & Sciences. He settled for a while in Paris, where he taught art history and cinema. As the associate producer for a video game developer, he wrote the scripts for a number of educational titles. Rinzler returned to the States to become managing editor of GamePro magazine. He lives in Petaluma, California.