Star Wars: A New Hope - Screenplay

Star Wars: A New Hope - Screenplay


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"It is a period of civil war. Rebel spaceships, striking from a hidden base, have won their first victory against the evil Galactic Empire."


The awesome seven-foot-tall Dark Lord of The Sith makes his way into the blinding light of the main passageway. This is Darth Vader, right hand of the Emperor.

VADER: Commander, tear this ship apart until you've found those plans and bring me the Ambassador. I want her alive!

Even the best actors, the most talented director, and the most amazing special effects can't make a great movie without a superb story to build on. Now here is the complete screenplay of the cornerstone  film that launched a science fiction phenomenon.

Experience the capture of Princess Leia by Lord Darth Vader and the evil minions of the Empire . . . Farmboy Luke Skywalker's discovery of her desperate message hidden in the droid R2-D2 . . . Luke's fateful meetings with legendary Jedi Knight Obi-Wan Kenobi and intergalactic smuggler Han Solo . . . And the climactic battle to destroy the sinister Death Star.

Fully illustrated with the original storyboard art--and featuring hightlights of the famous Rolling Stone interview with George Lucas--this definitive volume is a must for every Star Wars library.

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    Star Wars: A New Hope - Screenplay Reviews

  • David Natiuk

    The history of Star Wars is interesting for the incredible impact it's had on society. Here you can read the actual screenplay that was turned into the famous movie. What's interesting is that the fin...

  • Marrick

    In 1977, I watched A New Hope in the theater on the south side of Milwaukee. I have been a Star Wars super-fan all these years since. Well before the term "fanboy" came into popular use, I was living ...

  • Book collector

    The original screenplay is presented here accompanied by numerous black and white photographs and an introduction. Many of the scenes that were added in the various tweaked versions of the movie are h...

  • TorieM.

    Main character Luke Skywalker joins forces with an old and skilled Jedi Knight Obi-wan Kenobi, the cocky pilot Han Solo, the wookie Chewbacca, and two droids named R2D2 and C3PO to save the galaxy fro...

  • Chad

    Putting this here because I can't find an entry for the novel. It isn't perfect by any means. Still, it's always been a fun read and an enjoyable literary translation of a film that relies so much on ...

  • G. Connor Salter

    Reading the screenplay to Lucas' movie helped me understand how it is screenwriters take highly visual concepts and translate them into words. Like the movie itself, the script has its faults. But it'...

  • Stu


  • Dan Gorman

    It's an iconic yarn with some sparkling dialogue, but a lot of its magic came from its onscreen execution — the editing, the effects and costumes, the music, and the actors' pacing of and adjustment...

  • Jmg


  • Catalina Rojas

    Es el primer libro que leo en inglés y además de ser entretenido fue una lectura facil, como para practicar el idioma :)...