If there is one thing any true Star Wars fan loves, it’s knowing all the behind-the-scenes info. Well, that and also knowing all the lore, but that’s what Wookieepedia is for.
This book by Paul Duncan is a chronicle, in George Lucas’s own words, of the real-world Star Wars saga from 1977 to 1983. If you are in the market for this volume, you know what those dates mean – original trilogy only, baby! That means if the original trilogy is the only trilogy you acknowledge to exist, you can buy this book without fear of your Star Wars purity being tainted.
This book is massive; suitable for permanent display on your coffee table. Filled with amazing full-color pictures that include concept art and production stills, the imagery alone is worth the asking price. There are deeper, more scholarly books on the original trilogy out there, but Duncan’s massive volume trumps them for visual storytelling, narrative flow, and sheer beauty – the gift for a Star Wars fan who has everything else.
It includes script pages, production documents, concept art, storyboards, and more.
Yes, it’s a relatively big price, but even if you were paying by the pound, the book is still a bargain.