Star Wars: Frames

From the first view of the Death Star to an underwater city, from a planet of molten lava to a dizzying asteroid field, the six films of George Lucas’s Star Wars Saga have been filled with astonishing, unforgettable images.

In January 2010, Insight Editions, a division of the Palace Publishing Group, will pay tribute to the extraordinary visions seen in the epic, intergalactic adventure with Star Wars: Frames ($3,000) — an unprecedented, exquisite collection of defining moments from the revolutionary film series as seen through the eyes of its creator.

George Lucas personally selected each of the 1,416 shots in Star Wars: Frames, which will showcase these indelible cinematic moments in six hardcover, leather-bound volumes, each 11 inches by 22 inches and printed in exceptional large format preserving the widescreen aspect ratio and full resolution of the original film frames. Star Wars: Frames will be strictly limited to 500 copies and will be encased in a wood-inlaid box (24″ long x 13″ high x 15″ wide) adorned by two embossed medallions (6.75″ round) — representing Jedi Master Yoda and Dark Lord of the Sith Darth Vader. The box will contain two chambers that correspond to the first and second Star Wars trilogies, which will house the six volumes. Each of these numbered limited editions will also contain a portfolio case with a bookplate signed by George Lucas.

More than 230 film frames correspond to each epic Star Wars film: The Phantom Menace, Attack of the Clones, Revenge of the Sith, A New Hope, The Empire Strikes Back, and Return of the Jedi, totaling 1,416 images. Lucas selected each image from over a million possible frames.

A truly unprecedented publishing event, Star Wars: Frames is a dynamic undertaking that offers not only one of the most limited Star Wars products to date, boldly illustrating Lucas’s 30-year vision and passion for the Star Wars Saga, offering unmatched depth and reflection into his creative process.

“This deeply personal project sets itself apart from any other publication on George Lucas’s work in that it contains his frames: shots he conceptualized and crafted, unadulterated and rendered as individual works of art,” said Raoul Goff, publisher & CEO of Palace Publishing Group. “Each page, or frame, presents a stunning work of beauty that speaks to the creative spirit, vision, and peerless imagination of a cinematic master.”

Star Wars: Frames presents a mesmerizing blend of photography and cinema — preserving the glorious widescreen aspect ratio of the movies, presented as never before on large-format pages with more than 1,400 original images printed with the highest production values available in bookmaking.

This landmark collection of images represents a unique opportunity for collectors and cinéphiles to obtain a superbly crafted artifact of the Star Wars epics. Star Wars: Frames will be available through Insight Editions and their exclusive online retail partner Sideshow Collectibles. You can pre-order this amazing Star Wars collectable edition HERE.

Published by Larry Fire

I write an eclectic pop culture blog called THE FIRE WIRE that features articles about books, comics, music, movies, television, gadgets, posters, toys & more!

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