The Circle is Now Complete: 'The Making of Return of the Jedi' Arrives

September 30, 2013

The Making of Return of the Jedi

If you're a massive Star Wars fan, then you're likely already aware of the book series from J.W. Rinzler that has extensively covered the making of both Star Wars and The Empire Strikes Back. Now the final installment of George Lucas' iconic trilogy is getting the same treatment with The Making of Return of the Jedi hitting shelves tomorrow. That means today is the last day to pre-order the book, and if you're not yet convinced this is something you should buy, we have a short little trailer for the book along with some of the spectacular behind the scenes photos that are littered throughout this amazing publication. Look below!

Here's the trailer for J.W. Rinzler's book The Making of Return of the Jedi, via SlashFilm:

And here's some of the photos from inside the book itself:

Making of Return of the Jedi

Making of Return of the Jedi

Making of Return of the Jedi

Making of Return of the Jedi

Making of Return of the Jedi

Here's the official synopsis of the book straight from

Just as Star Wars: Episode VI Return of the Jedi completed the most successful cinematic trilogy of its generation, perhaps of all time, this splendid thirtieth-anniversary tribute completes New York Times bestselling author J. W. Rinzler’s trio of fascinating behind-the-scenes books celebrating George Lucas’s classic films.

Once again, the author’s unprecedented access to the formidable Lucasfilm Archives has yielded a mother lode of extremely informative, vastly entertaining, and often unexpected stories, anecdotes, recollections, and revelations straight from the closely guarded set of a big-screen blockbuster in the making. Brimming with previously unpublished photos, production artwork, script excerpts, exclusive intel, vintage on-set interviews, and present-day commentary, The Making of Star Wars: Return of the Jedi chronicles “how George Lucas and his crew of extroverted artists, misfits, and expert craftspeople roused themselves to great heights for a third time” to create the next unforgettable chapter in one of the most beloved sagas of all time.

Star Wars’ stars from both sides of the camera—including Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Anthony Daniels, Peter Mayhew, David Prowse, Alec Guinness, director Richard Marquand, producer Howard Kazanjian, Ralph McQuarrie, Joe Johnston, Dennis Muren, Phil Tippett, and mastermind George Lucas—weigh in with candid insights on everything from technical challenges, character design, Ewoks, the Empire’s galactic city planet, and the ultimate challenge of bringing the phenomenal space fantasy to a dramatic close. The Making of Star Wars: Return of the Jedi gives a spectacular subject its just due, with more than five hundred images and many, many new interviews.

For more information, check out the Amazon page right here, and make sure you get the book ASAP!

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Those sets, they are so awesome. Just watched on Blu-ray with my 7 year old and 4 year old son and was crying the whole time.

Snowmanfloza on Sep 30, 2013



Nick Sears on Sep 30, 2013


They actually built sets back then! Those wacky old timers!

TheOct8pus on Oct 1, 2013


Real fucking sets. Not those fakorama green screen backgrounds.

cobrazombie on Oct 2, 2013

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