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In A Galaxy Far, Far Away: A History from the Pages of The New York Times

By: The New York Times

Fire up the Millennium Falcon and prepare for a thrill ride. This 12″ x 15″ coffee table book chronicles the history of “Star Wars” and its cultural impact, as told through the pages of The Times. It contains all of the key Times articles about the sci-fi franchise and its legacy, including reviews, news articles, graphics, photos, obituaries and behind-the-scenes exclusives.

Four years before the first “Star Wars” movie was released, The Times signaled that the sci-fi film was approaching our world. In a 1973 feature on director George Lucas, Judy Klemesrud wrote, “George is currently working on another science fiction screenplay, ‘The Star Wars,’ which he describes as a ‘real gee whiz movie’ in the Flash Gordon-Buck Rogers tradition.”

The movie title was later shortened and when it opened in 1977, Times film critic Vincent Canby knew he had seen something special. “Star Wars is the most elaborate, most expensive, most beautiful movie serial ever made,” he wrote.

“In a Galaxy Far, Far Away” is the ultimate anthology of Times coverage of the “Star Wars” franchise. Packed with more than 85 reprinted Times pages, it takes you on a fantastic journey from the 1970s to 2019’s “The Rise of Skywalker” and “The Mandalorian.”

An epic gift for the diehard Star Wars enthusiast, the hardcover book features stately leatherette binding, with a cover that can be personalized. It also comes with a 2.5″ x 7.5″ magnifier and a certificate of authenticity.

Available at The New York Times | $80

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