There s a new book that just came out called George Lucas s Blockbusting: A Decade-by-Decade Survey of Timeless Movies including Untold Secrets of Their
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, Mar 21, 2010
There's a new book that just came out called George Lucas's
Blockbusting: A Decade-by-Decade Survey of Timeless Movies including Untold
Secrets of Their Financial Success. It consists mostly of essays on
300 movies, chosen fairly evenly from every year from 1913 to 2005.
They are mostly chosen according to their inflation-adjusted domestic
grosses, but there are other mysterious factors that determined which
movies are included. In fact, George Lucas ultimately decided which movies
would get essays. He is neither the editor nor one of the writers (except
for a short preface) of this book though.
In any case, one of the movies included is The Chronicles of Narnia:
The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe. Rosaleen O'Byrne, who wrote
the essay on this film, has the following to say about Lewis's creation of the
> In the early 1900s, ensconced in a wardrobe, wrapped in an old coat, a
young C. S. Lewis told stories to
> his brother, not knowing that eventually his fantasy tales would sell
more than 100 million books.
Have fun picking this apart.
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