Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back Screenplay: front coverStar Wars: The Empire Strikes Back Screenplay: back cover

Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back Screenplay (1997 Paperback)


£20.00

Very good condition used 1997 First Print
Edition Paperback.

Published by Faber & Faber Ltd, London.
Author: Leigh Brackett and Lawrence Kasdan.
Story by George Lucas.
ISBN: 0571192378. ISBN: 9780571192373.
Approx dims: 215mm h x 135mm w x 10mm d.

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Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back Screenplay

Condition and Description:

Very good condition used 1997 First Print Edition Paperback.

Published by Faber & Faber Ltd, London.
Author: Leigh Brackett and Lawrence Kasdan. Story by George Lucas.
ISBN: 0571192378. ISBN: 9780571192373.
Approx dims: 215mm h x 135mm w x 10mm d.

Intact clean glossy condition covers with slight creasing, rubbing and signs of handling. Intact spine. 140 clean, slightly off white inside pages of English text with some b&w film photo illustrations, no inscriptions. Page ends slightly tanned. Image shown is actual book for sale.

Synopsis of Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back Screenplay:

The original screenplay of “The Empire Strikes Back”, the second episode of “Star Wars”, the classic sci-fi film saga. Published to coincide with the launch of the remastered films, featuring stills from the production.

Widely considered the darkest and most intriguing of the central Star Wars trilogy, The Empire Strikes Back deepens the exploration of mythic themes first essayed in A New Hope. From its opening amid a besieged Rebel stronghold on the ice planet Hoth to its finale on Bespin, the floating city run by gambler Lando Calrissian, Empire charts Luke Skywalker’s travails on the arduous path to becoming a Jedi Knight. A journey that culminates in a punishing face-off with Imperial warlord Darth Vader. Luke’s realisation of the dreadful truth about the fate which befell his father Anakin.

Derived from George Lucas’s original story, the screenplay was composed by Leigh Brackett (veteran writer for Howard Hawks and Robert Altman) and Lawrence Kasdan (who soon afterwards established himself as a director with Body Heat and The Big Chill). Together, they produced a psychologically complex piece of epic storytelling, treasurably enhanced by the verbal jousting – and the affecting romance – between Han Solo and Princess Leia.