The Sounds of Star Wars Hardcover – Aug 18 2010
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About the Author
J. W. Rinzler, executive editor at Lucasfilm Ltd., is the author of numerous books, including the New York Times bestseller The Making of Star Wars.
Ben Burtt is a four-time Academy Award-winning sound designer. He worked on all of the Star Wars live-action films, as well as the Indiana Jones trilogy, E.T., WALL-E, and Star Trek (2009) among many, many others.
Top Customer Reviews
Ben Burtt provides a detailed account on the early meetings with George Lucas and problems they both faced with 20th Century Fox studio, and the people not ready or understanding of such a different movie as 'Star Wars' was in the early 70's. Hind-sight is always 20/20 ...but what hurdles they faced re-inventing the wheel when it came to 'sound' used in 'Star Wars' and movies in general.
The book allows the reader to hear about 200 sounds (raw and fine-tuned) of the many different elements of all the movies and TV series and their origins along with behind-the-scenes photos of the films and Ben Burtt's studios over the years.
An interesting and informative idea beautifully presented in this big coffee-table book, not to mention how much fun is was to be able to hear the variuos famous sounds of "Star Wars' at a push of a button! ;-)
I'd highly recommend this book!!!
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