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Duration: 26:30 m - Filetype: mp3 - Bitrate: 128 KBPS - Frequency: 44100 HZ
Jon Rinzler, George Lucas's official 'Star Wars' chronicler on the 'Return Of The Jedi' book (2013)
Jonathan Rinzler, writer of many excellent 'Star Wars' books (including 'The Making Of Star Wars') discusses the 2013 release of the next book, 'The Making Of Return Of The Jedi', and about the pleasures and perils of having unlimited access to the Lucasfilm archives!
We hear for the first time about 'Black Friday' at Industrial Light And Magic, the day that George Lucas said 'no' to huge amounts of submitted VFX footage for Return Of The Jedi (1983); the issue of proposed character deaths in RotJ; that nigh-notorious 'Slave Leia' costume; and also about Jonathan's Edgar Allen Poe animation project with illustrator Greg Knight, The Riddle Of The Black Cat...as well as upcoming Star Wars books such as Darth Vader & Son.
Abrdiged index below, embedded player underneath.
What does he officially do for George Lucas? - 01:15
The terror of Rick McCallum - 02:47
The mountain of research material for the RotJ Book - 04.05
Presenting evidence in 'Making Of' books - 06:00
Interview subjects for 'The Making Of Return Of The Jedi' - 06:48
George Lucas' input into the 'Making Of' books - 07:30
Resurrecting the original Yoda after nearly 30 years - 07.58
Plans for upgrading the prequels' 'Making Of' books..? - 08:48
What's coming up in the RotJ book in 2013 - 10.00
'Black Friday' at ILM - back to the drawing board! - 10:47
Let's talk Slave Leia - 11.07
David Fincher, the new guy on RotJ - 12:50
VFX problems (Rancor, Sarnak pit) - 13.30
Book dealing with the 1990s etc RotJ revisions..? - 14.05
Why Richard Marquand and not George Lucas at the RotJ helm? - 15.12
On editing Roger Christian's 'Cinema Alchemist' - 16.10
Reconciling different versions of the same story..? Ask Kurosawa.- 17.45
About those RotJ characters who were nearly killed at the story stage - 19:10
Making The Riddle Of The Black Cat - 20:39
From teaching and chronicling to 'doing' - 23:45
Darth Vader and Son, The Old Republic Encyclopaedia - 24.57
Red Tails - 26:02
Keywords: star wars,george lucas,sci-fi