Star Wars Storyboards: The Original Trilogy edited by J.W. Rinzler (2014)
Star Wars Storyboards: The Original Trilogy
edited by J.W. Rinzler
Star Wars is and always will be pure gold, despite the travesty of Jar Jar Binks. When materials from the original trilogy are made available, fans devour it. Some of those materials are of questionable quality, but Star Wars Storyboards: The Original Trilogy is a top-notch book showing what the movie looked like in the minds of those creating it, along with commentary from the artists.
The art from A New Hope is perhaps the most interesting, showing some of Ralph McQuarrie’s original concepts for the characters. Fans who are not familiar with storyboarding need to keep in mind that this is not a graphic novel sort of book, but sketches to give the directors something to go by before they start rolling the cameras. A storyboard is like a blueprint for movie making. Some of the sketches are rough and unfinished, with few details. Some of the art inside is simple black and white, but there are nice splashes of color throughout as well.
There is little doubt that Star Wars fans across the galaxies will love Star Wars Storyboards: The Original Trilogy, a glimpse inside the making of the greatest space opera of all time.