George Lucas

Masters of Cinema series

Essential introductions to the work of the world’s greatest directors

Karina Longworth


Price: USD$9.95

  • Essential introductions to the work of the world’s greatest directors
  • Comprehensive, authoritative, yet concise and accessible monographs on leading figures in the history of cinema
  • Organized chronologically, from the director’s earliest works to their most recent films
  • Clear and insightful texts written by some of the world’s most respected specialists – film critics, journalists and scholars
  • Richly illustrated with 100 images, including film stills, set photographs, film sequences and posters, some of which have rarely been seen before
  • Useful guide to the seminal films of the best directors
  • Includes a detailed biography, filmography and plot summaries


About the book
George Lucas (born 1944) is a producer, screenwriter and director, who played a major role in the anti-establishment New Hollywood movement of the 1970s and helped define the blockbuster era of the 1980s.

He is best known as the creator of the Star Wars space opera and the producer of the iconic Indiana Jones adventure film series.

Lucas had directed THX 1138 (1971) and American Graffiti (1973) before launching, in 1977, the first film in the Star Wars franchise.

Rapidly a worldwide pop culture phenomenon, this was followed by two sequels: The Empire Strikes Back (1980) and Return of the Jedi (1983).

Sixteen years later a new trilogy, The Phantom Menace (1999), Attack of the Clones (2002) and Revenge of the Sith (2005), were released.

The Star Wars series has spawned a range of other media, including tv series, video games and comic books.

With this simple yet powerful saga, lucas has created a brand, a business empire and a technological revolution.


About the author(s)
Karina Longworth is a film critic and journalist based in Los Angeles. Former editor of Cinematical and Spout, she is currently film editor of LA Weekly and regularly contributes to The Village Voice.


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