Creativity, Inc.: Overcoming the Unseen Forces That Stand in the Way of True Inspiration by Ed Catmull, Amy Wallace

If art reflects life, then making art is a process that can be examined to help us navigate life itself. Ed Catmull was there at the beginning, when the concept of computer animation was but a pipe dream.  He was there when George Lucas hand-picked him to head up the computer animation division of Lucasfilm … Continue reading Creativity, Inc.: Overcoming the Unseen Forces That Stand in the Way of True Inspiration by Ed Catmull, Amy Wallace

The Complete Star Wars Encyclopedia by Stephen J. Sansweet, Pablo Hidalgo, Bob Vitas, and Daniel Wallace

This is a review for one of my many "project" books that  I don't read cover to cover (and hence otherwise don't review), but have nonetheless read several times out of order while researching specific subjects. Let me put this book into perspective.  This is a three-volume hardcover slipcase set from Lucasfilm insiders / super-fans that covers … Continue reading The Complete Star Wars Encyclopedia by Stephen J. Sansweet, Pablo Hidalgo, Bob Vitas, and Daniel Wallace

Star Wars: The Original Radio Drama by Brian Daley, George Lucas, full cast

I love radio.  Do you know why?  Because of Star Wars.  When NPR broadcast these radio dramas in 1981, I missed them.  I discovered their version of The Empire Strikes Back that same year, with a single half-hour episode airing once a week, every Sunday evening on AM radio.  It opened my world to the … Continue reading Star Wars: The Original Radio Drama by Brian Daley, George Lucas, full cast