Inside the Star Wars Empire: A Memoir by Bill Kimberlin - Book Review

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ISBN: 9781493032310
Availability: Special Order
Published: Lyons Press - February 1st, 2018

I have read many, many books about Star Wars over the years. This is, I believe, one of the first memoirs written by someone who worked in the trenches of George Lucas' Industrial Light and Magic, ILM.
Kimberlin weaves personal anecdotes from throughout his life in with behind the scenes tales of film making, life on Lucas Ranch, and other sorts of gossip not often found in official Star Wars publications.
As an employee of ILM, the author not only took part in crafting that galaxy far, far away (including the epic shot from Return of the Jedi seen on the cover) but Kimberlin also worked on Jurassic Park, Schindler's List, Back to the Future, and so many more beloved movies.
This is a quick read, easy to digest in short spurts, and bring a real human eye to the sometimes incredible mythology of Lucasfilm, Spielberg, Star Wars, etc. that has been built up over the years.

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