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Lucas: His Hollywood Legacy Paperback
by Richard Ravalli (Editor) – May 14, 2024

George Lucas is an innovative and talented director, producer, and screenwriter whose prolific career spans decades. While he is best known as the creative mind behind the Star Wars franchise, Lucas first gained renown with his 1973 film American Graffiti. Three decades and countless successes later, Lucas announced semiretirement in 2012 and sold his highly successful production company, Lucasfilm, to Disney. 

Lucas: His Hollywood Legacy is the first collection to bring a sustained scholarly perspective to the iconic filmmaker and his legacy beyond the Star Wars films. Edited by Richard Ravalli, this volume analyzes Lucas's overall contribution and importance to the film industry, diving deep into his use and development of modern special effects technologies, the history of his Skywalker Ranch production facilities, and more. With clearly written and enlightening critiques by experts consulting rare collections and archival materials, this book is an original and robust project that sets the standard for historical and cultural studies of Lucas.

About the Author
Richard Ravalli is associate professor of history at William Jessup University. He is the author of Sea Otters: A History.

Product details
Publisher ‏ : ‎ University Press of Kentucky (May 14, 2024)
Language ‏ : ‎ English
Paperback ‏ : ‎ 336 pages
ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 0813199395
ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-0813199399
Item Weight ‏ : ‎ 1.13 pounds
Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 6.12 x 0.84 x 9.27 inches

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