Read This: Industrial Light & Magic – Making the Impossible Real

[pullquote_right]About the Author: Pamela Glintenkamp is a writer and producer. As the director of the Lucasfilm Archival History Project, she interviewed more than 100 individuals who worked on Lucasfilm projects throughout its history.[/pullquote_right] Industrial Light & Magic is an extensively illustrated oral history of the multiple-Academy-Award®-winning visual-effects company founded by George Lucas in 1975. A behind-the-scenes record of the state-of-the-art innovations that have driven movie-making magic, the book features candid stories from the filmmakers, artists and technicians who were there, breaking barriers and changing the history of cinema. Industrial Light & Magic recounts the company’s rapid expansion over three decades and, in particular, the last 16 years, detailing its work on dozens of big-budget films – from optical printing to the digital and computer generated effects era.

Featuring extensive commentary by George Lucas, Dennis Murren, John Knoll, Pablo Helman, Roger Guyett, Ben Snow, Rob Coleman, Lorne Peterson and many others, these stories and images focus on ILM’s breakthroughs for films from 1995 onward, such as the Pirates of the Caribbean trilogy, Transformers, Iron Man and the Star Wars Prequel Trilogy, offering a crash course on the most groundbreaking visual effects being created today. 

Industrial Light & Magic

Making the Impossible Real 

By Pamela Glintenkamp, Forward by Jon Favreau, Preface by Gore Verbinski 

Price: £35.00

Publication: November 2011