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Sobre l'autor

Jonathan W. Rinzler was born on August 17, 1962, in Lakewood, New Jersey. He was raised in Manhattan and Berkeley. He studied at Parsons School of Design and graduated from New York University. From 2001-2016, he worked for Lucasfilm in the Lucasbooks division as executive editor. Rinzler was the mostra'n més author of more than 20 books. His work included, The Making of Star Wars (2007), The Complete Making of Indiana Jones (2008), and similar books about the other films, Alien, The Shining, and Planet of the Apes. He also wrote a novel, All Up (2020), about the space race between the United States and the Soviet Union. J. W. Rinzler died at his home in Albion, California on July 28, 2021. He was 58. (Bowker Author Biography) mostra'n menys


Obres de J. W. Rinzler

The Making of Return of the Jedi (2013) 156 exemplars
The Star Wars (2014) 139 exemplars
The Sounds of Star Wars (2010) 102 exemplars
Star Wars: The Blueprints (2011) 71 exemplars
Star Wars Art: Visions (2010) 70 exemplars
The Making of Alien (2019) 52 exemplars
The Making of Aliens (2020) 41 exemplars


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Rinzler, Jonathan W.
Data de naixement
Data de defunció
Causa de la mort
pancreatic cancer
Scénariste (Cinéma)



This is a mess. As such, it is an interesting take on one of the early drafts of what eventually became the Star Wars we all know and love (it took years and many revisions of the story and script to make that film). It's pretty amazing that the author and artists were able to make this into something as semi-coherent as it is. You should only read this if you are a giant Star Wars fan and your little fan-boy heart won't be broken when you see the names of your favorite characters attached to almost unrecognizable new characterizations. I had fun reading it.… (més)
zot79 | Hi ha 9 ressenyes més | Aug 20, 2023 |
Every non-fiction book or documentary that tries to document the making of more than just one Star Wars movie always has the same flaw: they spend less time, and go into less detail, on each successive movie after the first one.

And it always annoys me.

Other than that, this book is great and has a ton of interesting information.
ThatThomas | Hi ha 1 ressenya més | Apr 14, 2023 |
3.5 stars.

Definitely not sure I buy all of Howard Kazanjian and Marcia Lucas' claims in this book, and I would have liked a slightly broader - and more neutral/objective - perspective from Rinzler and his sources, but I got what I came for, namely some rare behind the scenes information on More American Graffiti.
ThatThomas | Apr 14, 2023 |
It's difficult to know what to say about this project - the book is very well-executed, the art is incredible and it's a lot of fun seeing all the familiarity of Star Wars refracted and remixed into parts of its original vision. However, George Lucas' first draft, the basis of this book, is an uneven mess with a lot of pacing and character issues. However, I can't fault the book for this, as showcasing the rough draft as it is was the entire point. Ultimately very entertaining.
DarthFisticuffs | Hi ha 9 ressenyes més | Mar 21, 2023 |


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