Monday, 28 May 2018


Whether seeing the original 1977 Star Wars at the cinemas, on TV, or another form of entertainment medium, who wasn't captivated by the film from the opening scenes, eh? And as the film's magic further unspooled, revealing so many more special moments to be cherished forever, who didn't equally love the wonderful and exotic sequence where we were introduced, through young Luke Skywalker's eyes, to the weird and wonderful creatures of all shapes and sizes occupying the scum and villainy drinking haunt, the Mos Eisley Cantina?

Ever since the incredible creature shop work initiated by the legendary make-up marvels Stuart Freeborn and Rick Baker, fans over the next forty years have been excited to see what new aliens and beasts (large or small) would be unveiled during the storytelling of subsequent ambitious sequels, prequels and standalones, in that universe created by George Lucas. Now, finally - and its amazing that nobody had truly done a special compilation like this before - comes a look at the best and most beloved of those creatures, alongside the mammoth inside story of how they were brought to cinematic life. ABRAMS BOOKS presents its lovely new franchise publishing gem: The Moviemaking Magic of STAR WARS: Creatures and Aliens, out now in stores and online, just in time for old and new devotees out there currently enjoying the visual imagination and stirring action unfolding on the big screen with Solo: A Star Wars Story.

Book trailer:

And who could possibly resist that cover, and its super-cool showcase shot of a goggled Chewbacca!

Find out how the unique Jabba the Hutt from Return of the Jedi was created and operated.

More book details below:

Go behind-the-scenes of the biggest movie franchise of all time in this immersive and interactive book to see how favorite characters—Chewbacca, Yoda, Jabba and more—were created from concept to screen. This collectible book includes 20 special interactive elements, including six-page booklets, accordion folds, and flaps that reveal the magic behind the movie with concept sketches, molds, digital imagery and more! Fans will see how detailed sketches became lifelike creatures that breathe and ooze and roar. Through diagrams and photographs, readers will learn all about the different kind of effects, from puppetry to motion capture, that have made the alien beings seem as real as anything on earth. In their own words, hear stories of how creative, hardworking teams made the impossible possible, again and again.

Includes creatures and aliens from all 10 Star Wars films from A New Hope to Solo: A Star Wars Story.

With interviews, explanatory text, captions and Force Facts, The Moviemaking Magic of Star Wars: Creatures & Aliens is an excellent gift for Star Wars fans, collectors and film enthusiasts of every age!

As well as a look at those lovable fan favourites, the Porgs, from The Last Jedi.

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