Prop Talk Podcast #009 – J.W. Rinzler, Lucasfilm | Interview by The Original Prop Blog with Jason DeBord

October 29, 2010 by · 1 Comment 

J.W. Rinzler, special guest. This is the ninth ‘Prop Talk’ podcast by the Original Prop Blog.  J.W. Rinzler is an author and serves as Executive Editor at Lucasfilm Ltd.  Mr. Rinzler is described by the company as their own “Indiana Jones”, having created amazingly detailed and researched works about the Star Wars and Indiana Jones film franchises, memorializing the behind the scenes stories in making what are now classic films. Read more

“The Making of The Empire Strikes Back” Video Trailer Promotes Book to be Released October 12th

September 18, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

One of my all-time favorite books is The Making of Star Wars: The Definitive Story Behind the Original Film (as reviewed upon release in April 2007) by J.W. Rinzler.  Consequently, I’ve been very excited since I heard the news of the follow-up, The Making of the Empire Strikes Back, now slated for an October 12, 2010 release.  This week the publisher released a video trailer for the work, which can be viewed below: Read more

Book Review: The Complete Making of Indiana Jones

May 28, 2008 by · Leave a Comment 

This is a review of The Complete Making of Indiana Jones (published May 20, 2008). This is “the” must have book for any fan of the Indiana Jones films – if you are only interested in one book on the property, this is it.

This work delves into every facet that would interest readers, including the origins of the films, interviews of all the key principals, “making of” segments, a focus on each of the four films, and tons of photos and images. Like “The Making of Star Wars” (see OPB Book Review) which was published about a year ago and by the same author – J.W. Rinzler – this is a true archive of information and visuals and should be particularly valuable to original prop collectors. Read more

Book Review: The Making of Star Wars

April 25, 2007 by · 1 Comment 

Article Summary: A review of the book, The Making of Star Wars: The Definitive Story Behind the Original Film. Read more