Book Description: (Abridged) George Lucas gained fame as the man behind the STAR WARS trilogy - three of the most popular feature films of all time. His star continues to rise with the release of three new installments in the series, beginning with STAR WARS: EPISODE I: THE PHANTOM MENACE. Although Lucas has been celebrated for his commercial achievements, he is also an innovator in the film industry. His development of new technology and filmmaking techniques has revolutionized Hollywood. When he was young, Lucas didn't take school - or anything else - seriously. But when he enrolled in film school, it was clear he'd found his calling. And while many of his blockbuster movies have already become modern classics, Lucas continues to explore new territory in film technology and remains involved in many other creative endeavors.