Long ago… in a galaxy far, far away… It’s among the most recognized collection of words in English quotology. Now, The New York Times is releasing a compendium of their coverage of The Star Wars franchise.
In a Galaxy Far, Far Away is a 12″ x 15″ coffee table book, which join the mountain of fandom and scholarly works that about Star Wars, with reviews, news articles, graphics, photos, obituaries and behind-the-scenes exclusives. It also features a leatherette cover with premium stock paper and magnifier, which makes it perfect for the true fan-and-book-collector.
Yes, it’s a piece of history and nostalgia, as it captures a sense of one of the very first introductory article written about Star Wars, with Judy Klemesrud saying in 1973: “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.”
Then, Time film critic Vincent Canby writes in 1977: “Star Wars is the most elaborate, most expensive, most beautiful movie serial ever made.”