George Lucas by Brian Jay Jones
A Life

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The definitive biography of one of the most influential filmmakers ever--George Lucas.

On May 25, 1977, a problem-plagued, budget-straining, independent science-fiction film opened in a mere thirty-two American movie theatres. Conceived, written, and directed by a little-known filmmaker named George Lucas, Star Wars reinvented the cinematic landscape, ushering in a new way for movies to be made, marketed, and merchandised. And if that wasn't game-changing enough, Lucas went on to create another blockbuster series with Indiana Jones, and completely revolutionized the world of special effects, not to mention sound systems. His work and legacy have led to a rash of innovation and democratization in film and television.

Simply put, George Lucas is one of the most influential filmmakers of the past fifty years. He is an icon, and his fans will be eager to read a biography as impressive as his achievements--especially in the midst of J.J. Abrams' reboot of the Star Wars franchise.
 

About Brian Jay Jones

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BRIAN JAY JONESis an award-winning writer and biographer and presently serves as vice president of Biographers International Organization, the world's largest organization of practicing biographers. Brian is a devoted member of the Jim Henson generation, having been two years old when Sesame Street premiered in 1969 and nine when The Muppet Show debuted in 1976. A former policy analyst and advisor in the U.S. Senate, Brian abandoned politics for the pen in 2008, with the publication of his award-winning biography Washington Irving. His favorite Muppet is Rowlf, thanks for asking.


Author Residence: Washington, D.C.
 
Published December 6, 2016 by Little, Brown and Company.
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs. Non-fiction