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Old 02-09-2010, 21:27   #41
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Old 03-09-2010, 00:35   #42
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Just got the dispatch email for the Empire book. Yeah boyyyyyyyy!!!
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Old 03-09-2010, 05:55   #43
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Mines going to be an Xmas present to me from the kids, so Ill have to wait a bit until I see mine, so Ill stick with my Smiths pre-order as I got in there when it was £12.99.

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Old 03-09-2010, 11:50   #44
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Ordered earlier, certainly hoping it isnt a mistake!!
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Old 05-09-2010, 00:51   #45
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Mine arrived today, and from first glance it looks a thing of loveliness. One thing that struck me about the first 'making of' book is the large amount of ideas and concepts which were discarded but then re-worked for the prequels, and right from the first few pages of the Empire book the same thing is in evidence.

Some of Lucas' script notes state that Luke is 'The Chosen One' and that his learning (from the "teacher") will be much harder because it should've been started when he was younger; both concepts are of course played out with Anakin in the prequels.
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Old 07-09-2010, 10:38   #46
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My copy has just arrived too, see its gone back to preorder on amazon. Someone has made a big ol boo boo.
Gorgeous gorgeous book though!! Many of the pictures, especially behind the scenes of Yoda, are gasp inducing
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Old 07-09-2010, 12:21   #47
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Some of Lucas' script notes state that Luke is 'The Chosen One' and that his learning (from the "teacher") will be much harder because it should've been started when he was younger; both concepts are of course played out with Anakin in the prequels.
That's always been in Empire, though. Yoda has the line "he is too old to begin the training."
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Old 12-09-2010, 22:37   #48
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Yeah, Yoda says Luke's too old but he doesn't elaborate on it.

Read through it some more, and there's lots more stuff that informs the prequels, like how Lando was originally a scion of some well-connected family that procreated by cloning. That idea ended up as Boba Fett being a clone of Jango.

Those skinny supermodel-esque aliens in Attack Of The Clones were also part of Empire at one point, being inhabitants of what was to become Cloud City. (Lucas then reversed the concept for Clones, putting them in the sea rather than in the sky, and the 'air-whales' seen in Ralph McQuarrie's Empire artwork also finally appear).

Loving this book!
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Keep the comments coming guys. Would love to have this book now but will probably be a xmas present.
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Old 14-09-2010, 17:46   #50
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Another little taster for you Steve: remember when the title for Attack Of The Clones was announced and everyone said it was too cheap-sounding and OTT? Well, when Mark Hamill heard the title for Empire he said it had that 'gaudy Saturday morning serial feel' which they were aiming for, and Ben Burtt said he thought Lucas was joking at first. 'The more things change...' etc.

And while the book doesn't dwell on the misgivings of people like Dave Prowse and Anthony Daniels, it certainly doesn't shy away from them either. Prowse was already getting pretty narked that Lucasfilm weren't giving him the recognition that he felt he deserved.

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The out of print editions of the fanzine Little Shoppe of Horrors are being reprinted as print on demand and there's an interview with Dave Prowse in issue 4 (1978) and he reveals Darth Vader is Luke's father, this was before they had even started filming Empire.
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Now if only they would do a Jaws one.
Coming December, Jaws - Memories From Martha's Vineyard.

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Documenting the impact of the film on island history has been a full-time job over the last two years for Matt Taylor, who is polishing a 300-page account of how “Jaws” was made.

The book, titled “Martha’s Vineyard Remembers Jaws,” includes about 800 never before published photographs of the production snapped by islanders, and 65 interviews with those closest to the filming.

Taylor said readers will be surprised to learn about the impact island residents had on the film’s success, pointing particularly to contributions from Susan and Lynn Murphy.
Lynn Murphy, a Vineyard marine mechanic, was hired to help run the special effects in the water.

“They were having a terrible time with it until Lynn came along and set everything straight,” said Taylor. “Lynn, and his knowledge of how to do things on the water, really saved the production.”

The photos in his book were compiled by “Jaws” fan and memorabilia collector Jim Beller who, despite technology advances that make some of the “Jaws” special effects look rudimentary 35 years later, isn’t worried the movie will lose its luster for the “Avatar” generation of fans.
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Old 27-09-2010, 05:07   #54
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Coming December, Jaws - Memories From Martha's Vineyard.
Sounds good, but cant see i up for pre-order anywhere

EDIT - Jabbitt/Mods - maybe better move the Jaws book stuff to a new Jaws Book thread?

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That Jaws book shall be mine.
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Star Wars Day - Bristol!
Forbidden Planet Bristol Megastore
Units 4&5 Clifton Heights, Triangle West, Bristol, BS8 1EJ
Saturday 16 October 10:00 - 16:30

Forbidden Planet will be holding a special STAR WARS DAY at our Bristol Megastore on Saturday 16th October from 10:00pm at Clifton Heights, Triangle West, Bristol BS8 1EJ.

We’ll have DARTH VADER and the Stormtroopers from the 501st UK Garrison on hand to provide security and ensure good behaviour – and there will be plenty of opportunity for photographs and fun.

We’ll also have our own exclusive signed, bookplated editions of The Making Of The Empire Strikes Back – available nowhere else.

There will be goody bags and prizes throughout the day; fantastic Star Wars toys to be won in a themed store bonanza that will bring the Force to a store near you.

DON’T MISS OUT – THE FUN STARTS AT 10am!
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Star Wars Day - Southampton!
Forbidden Planet Southampton Megastore
24 Hanover Buildings, Southampton, SO14 1JU
Saturday 23 October 10:00 - 16:30


Forbidden Planet will be holding a special Star Wars Day at our Southampton Megastore on Saturday 23rd October from 10:00pm at 24 Hanover Buildings, Southampton, SO14 1JU.

We’ll have the Stormtroopers from the 501st UK Garrison on hand to provide security and ensure good behaviour – and there will be plenty of opportunity for photographs and fun.

We’ll also have our own exclusive signed, bookplated editions of The Making Of The Empire Strikes Back – available nowhere else.

There will be goody bags and prizes throughout the day; fantastic Star Wars toys to be won in a themed store bonanza that will bring the Force to a store near you.

DON’T MISS OUT – THE FUN STARTS AT 10am!
For those that want an exclusive signed, bookplated editions of The Making Of The Empire Strikes Back but cant make either of these they can order it online for £30:
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Quick! Amazon's dropped the pre-order price of the Making of Empire to £21.99!

The Making of the "Empire Strikes Back": The Definitive Story Behind the Film [Hardcover]

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Pre-order? My copy was delivered from Amazon weeks ago
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The out of print editions of the fanzine Little Shoppe of Horrors are being reprinted as print on demand and there's an interview with Dave Prowse in issue 4 (1978) and he reveals Darth Vader is Luke's father, this was before they had even started filming Empire.
It's partly the reason why George Lucas hates Dave Prowse and has banned him from appearing at any official Star Wars event.
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Quick! Amazon's dropped the pre-order price of the Making of Empire to £21.99!

The Making of the "Empire Strikes Back": The Definitive Story Behind the Film [Hardcover]

Cheers for that, I've popped an order in.
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