Wednesday, 23 December 2015
EPISODE VII: OF SLEEPING GIANTS...
She's the girl without a past and, for a time, sees no future beyond surviving the harsh and demanding day-to-day life of a skilled scavenger on the frontier wastelands that populate the world of Jakku. But, from her unusual home in and atop the wrecked and pitted remains of a once mighty Imperial Walker, Rey can still dream- dream of the stars, of other worlds and peoples. Dreams that will shortly come to fruition and take her on an exhilarating and awakening course that not even she truly believed possible.
Andrée Wallin's evocative conceptual image for EPISODE VII soon made strikingly real on screen- just one of 600 supreme illustrations of beauty, wonder, drama and action from some of the world's most gifted and influential artists, including STAR WARS veterans Doug Chiang, Iain McCaig and Ryan Chruch, alongside experienced film-making "newcomers" to the saga in Rick Carter and Darren Gilford, working intensely and joyously over a two and a half year period to crucially assist director J.J. Abrams in bringing such a visually and emotionally rich new chapter in the STAR WARS saga to distinctive and acclaimed life. Work now assembled for the beautiful and long-awaited THE ART OF STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS, by Phil Szostack, out now from ABRAMS BOOKS. The second inspiring and gorgeous must-have title of the year related to the film, and the one that truly shows how art and story can merge so beautifully in symbiosis- from early barnstorming ideas where nothing was impossible, and nothing was set in stone, to final practical construction reality, and other vital considerations, by the time of filming in London during 2014, and beyond.
Previous feature and book info: STAR WARS AFICIONADO WEBSITE: THE ART OF STAR WARS THE FORCE AWAKENS
Get it here: The Art of Star Wars: The Force Awakens: Amazon.co.uk: LucasFilm Ltd: 9781419717802: Books