Star Wars exploded onto our cinema screens in 1977, and the world has not been the same since. Audiences enthusiastically embraced the positive energy of the Star Wars universe as they followed moisture farmer Luke Skywalker on his journey through the galaxy, meeting extraordinary characters. Writer, director, and producer George Lucas created the modern monomyth of our times, one that resonates with the child in us all. Made with the full cooperation of George Lucas and Lucasfilm, this volume covers the making of the original trilogy - Episode IV: A New Hope, Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back, and Episode VI: Return of the Jedi - and features an exclusive interview with Lucas. The book is profusely illustrated with script pages, production documents, concept art, storyboards, on-set photography, stills, and posters.