Although the infamous Death Star has been destroyed and a Rebel base established on the frozen planet of Hoth, Luke Skywalker, Princess Leia, and Han Solo again find themselves pursued by the evil Darth Vader.
Based on the story by George Lucas and the screenplay by Leigh Brackett and Lawrence Kasdan The adventures of Luke Skywalker did not end with the destruction of the Death Star. Though the Rebel Alliance won a significant battle, the war against the Empire has only just begun. Several months have passed, and the Rebels have established a hidden outpost on the frozen wasteland of Hoth. But even on that icy backwater planet, they cannot escape the evil Darth Vader’s notice for long. Soon Luke, Han, Princess Leia, and their faithful companions will be forced to flee, scattering in all directions—with the Dark Lord’s minions in fevered pursuit. Features a bonus section following the novel that includes a primer on the Star Wars expanded universe, and over half a dozen excerpts from some of the most popular Star Wars books of the last thirty years!
This enhanced eBook transforms The Making of Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back into an immersive multimedia experience worthy of the original film. It features exclusive content pulled from the Lucasfilm archives by author J. W. Rinzler: • 28 minutes of rare behind-the-scenes video* • 29 minutes of rare audio interviews with the cast and crew • New bonus photos and artwork not found in the print edition In this lavish thirtieth-anniversary tribute to the blockbuster film Star Wars: Episode V The Empire Strikes Back, New York Times bestselling author J. W. Rinzler draws back the curtain to reveal the intense drama and magnificent wizardry behind the hit movie—arguably the fan favorite of the Star Wars Saga. Following his The Making of Star Wars, the author has once again made use of his unlimited access to the Lucasfilm Archives and its hidden treasures of interviews, photos, artwork, and production mementos. The result is a comprehensive behind-the-scenes, up-close-and-personal look at the trials and triumphs, risks and close calls, inspiration, perspiration, and imagination that went into every facet of this cinematic masterpiece. Here’s the inside scoop on: • the evolution of the script, from story conference and treatment to fifth draft, as conceived, written, and rewritten by George Lucas, famed science-fiction author Leigh Brackett, and screenwriter Lawrence Kasdan • the development of new key characters, including roguish hero Lando Calrissian, sinister bounty hunter Boba Fett, and iconic Jedi Master Yoda • the challenges of shooting the epic ice planet battle in the frozen reaches of Norway and of conjuring up convincing creatures and craft—from tauntauns and snowspeeders to Imperial walkers • the construction of a life-sized Millennium Falcon and the swamp planet Dagobah inside a specially built soundstage in Elstree Studios • the technique behind master Muppeteer Frank Oz’s breathing life into the breakthrough character Yoda • the creation of the new, improved Industrial Light & Magic visual effects facility and the founding of the now-legendary Skywalker Ranch In addition, of course, are rare on-the-scene interviews with all the major players: actors Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Billy Dee Williams, Anthony Daniels, Peter Mayhew, and David Prowse; director Irvin Kershner; producer Gary Kurtz; effects specialists Richard Edlund, Dennis Muren, Ken Ralston, and Phil Tippett; composer John Williams; and many others. Punctuating the epic account is a bounty of drawings, storyboards, and paintings by Ralph McQuarrie, Joe Johnston, and Ivor Beddoes, along with classic and rare production photos. An added bonus is a Foreword by acclaimed director Ridley Scott. The Making of Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back is a fittingly glorious celebration of an undisputed space-fantasy movie milestone. Search your feelings, you know it to be true. *Video may not play on all readers. Please check your user manual for details.
As Luke Skywalker trains with Jedi Master Yoda and discovers the power of the Force, Princess Leia, Han Solo, and all their rebel friends set out on an epic journey to defeat the evil Empire in this illustrated hardcover storybook! The Force is strong with Luke Skywalker, but he must learn how to control his emotions in order to defeat Darth Vader and the Empire in this retelling of the 1980 film Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back. Join Skywalker, Princess Leia, Han Solo, and all of their rebel friends as they discover the power of the Force in a galaxy far, far away. Star Wars fans of all ages will enjoy reliving the Skywalker saga in this beautifully illustrated storybook.
Theÿcomicÿadaptation of theÿdarkest chapterÿinÿGeorge Lucas'ÿoriginal trilogyÿis remastered for the modern age! As theÿImperialÿForces regroup from theÿDeath Star'sÿdestruction, they target the newÿRebel Allianceÿbaseÿon the iceÿplanetÿHoth. WillÿDarth Vader's troops findLuke Skywalker, or will aÿwampaÿget Luke first? Meanwhile, feelings run high inÿthe galaxy's greatest love triangle,ÿbounty huntersÿtargetHan Solo, andÿJabbaÿtheÿHuttÿlies in wait. Luke seeks out the greatJedi MasterÿYodaÿonÿswampyÿDagobah, but theÿEmperorÿhas designs on turning the young Rebel hero. As the battle begins for Skywalker'ssoul, will his fear lead to anger, hate and theÿdark side? It's all heading toÿone of the greatest confrontationsÿof all time. Prepare for a graveÿdisturbance in the Force! CollectingÿSTAR WARSÿ(1977) 3944.
The Rebellion faces its darkest hour in Star Wars: Episode V The Empire Strikes Back. Fully illustrated with gorgeous images by Star Wars artist Brian Rood, this epic storybook also includes a CD with word-for-word narration, music, and character voices. Follow along as Luke Skywalker trains with Yoda to become a Jedi and defeat the fearsome Darth Vader.
Read along with Star Wars! The Death Star has been destroyed, but the battle is far from over. Princess Leia, Luke Skywalker, and the rest of the Rebel Alliance are on the run from the evil Imperial forces. In this next chapter, they must battle giant space slugs, angry snow creatures, and Darth Vader. With word-for-word narration and classic illustrations, this book is sure to charm Star Wars fans everywhere.
So you want to be a Jedi? It seems coo. You can move things with you mind. Control people with your thoughts. Oh, and the lightsabers. Yeah, those are awesome. But it's not all mind control and weaponized flashlights. Being a Jedi is hard work. Also, there are bad guys. Lots of bad guys. Who want to kill you. Do you still want to be a Jedi? If so, this book is for you!
He Original Trilogy: A New Hope, The Empire Strikes Back, Return Of The Jedi
Author: George Lucas
Category: Leia, Princess (Fictitious character)
Luke Skywalker lived and worked on his uncle's farm on the remote planet of Tatooine, but he yearned to travel beyond the farthest reaches of the universe to distant, alien worlds. Then Luke intercepted a cryptic message from a beautiful, captive princess . . . and found himself catapulted into the adventure of a lifetime. Luke Skywalker, proud Princess Leia, and headstrong Han Solo . . . merciless Darth Vader, wise Obi-Wan Kenobi, loyal droids R2-D2 and C-3PO, and the inscrutable Yoda . . . Chewbacca the Wookiee, shifty Lando Calrissian, and the vile Jabba the Hutt . . . all the vivid characters from the "Star Wars" universe spring to life in these thrilling pages. The" Star Wars Trilogy" is a must-read for anyone who wants to relive the excitement, the magic, and the sheer entertainment of this legendary saga-now and forever.