The Making of Star Wars ebook is an enhanced version of the incredible Hardcover version which was the result of unprecedented access to the Lucasfilm Archives, which according to Amazon.com, contained:
…never-before-published “lost” interviews, photos, production notes, factoids, and anecdotes…
The hardcover book itself explores the origins of the characters, features excerpts from different drafts of Lucas’ Star Wars script, recounts the birth of Industrial Light & Magic which would become a titan in the Hollywood visual effects industry, relates the story behind the casting which was a saga unto itself, takes you along on the “grueling” location shoot in Tunisia and the “breakneck” shoot at Elstree Studios in London and features rare interviews with the cast and crew who brought this classic to life.
…26 minutes of rare behind-the-scenes video*, 29 minutes of rare audio interviews with the cast and crew [and] new bonus photos and artwork not found in the print edition…
*Keep in mind that the video portion of the eBook may not play on all readers so, if you’re looking into buying it, check your reader’s user manual.
As far as the bloopers themselves go, I have to say that editing goes such a long way towards creating movie magic. Taken at face value, the shots by themselves, especially when a blooper happens, make it seem like Star Wars was on its way to being a B-Movie. I’m reminded of all the stories about the crew and some of the cast not taking the gig seriously and laughing behind George’s back during production. Thank heavens, and the benefit of us all, George had the last laugh.
The author is an Emmy-nominated filmmaker who chooses to remain anonymous but owes his career to Star Wars, the movie which ignited his imagination in the halcyon days of his childhood during the late 1970s.