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Visual Dictionary of Star Wars, Episode I - The Phantom Menace, The



Science Fiction
Setting: Star Wars


Star Wars: Miscellaneous


# Date Publisher Binding Cover
1 1999-05-00 Dorling Kindersley Publishing  

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Blurb: No matter what you thought of Phantom Menace, you just have to love its visual effects and props. Episode I was absolutely radiant with special effects, making use of some 2,000 of them, dwarfing that of previous Star Wars installments and even the CGI-happy Titanic with its now-paltry 500. And the low-tech effects, the physical props of Star Wars, have always been unbelievably detailed, from Luke"s scuffed-up speeder to Vader"s slightly dinged-up helmet (don"t pretend you didn"t notice). Phantom Menace continues this tradition proudly, whether it"s with Amidala"s baroque headgear or the intricately machined (and deadly) armament on a droideka. A page-turning droolfest, Episode I: The Visual Dictionary stops the film and zooms in on all this eye candy. As he did with the first trilogy in Star Wars: The Visual Dictionary, author-archaeologist David West Reynolds once again elucidates and itemizes with glee, combining witty, pseudo-scholarly prose with clear movie stills and excellent closeup photos of actual props and characters. Every personality and group of note gets its due in this well-labeled, picture-packed book, from the Jedi High Council to the podrace crowd to the sea monsters of Naboo. Craving a closer look at Maul"s double lightsaber? Wish you could tell a Neimoidian"s rank by the hat on its head? Need some ideas for filling out your podracer toolkit? This is the book for you. --Paul Hughes