Chapter One. Introduction Chapter Two. Creating an Empire Chapter Three. In Production Chapter Four. The Film Chapter Five. Seeing Star Wars Chapter Six. Critics Write Back Chapter Seven. Number Five at Number One Appendices. Bibliography, Filmography, Film Credits
A study of The Empire Strikes Back, widely regarded as the 'best' Star Wars movie, in the BFI Film Classics series.
Rebecca Harrison is an academic, film critic and broadcaster in the UK. She is the author of From Steam to Screen: Cinema, the Railways and Modernity (I B Tauris, 2018), and of the forthcoming Decoding Star Wars: Gender, Race and the Power of Code in a Galaxy Far, Far Away (Bloomsbury). She regularly contributes to outlets including Sight & Sound, Screen Queens and BBC Radio Scotland.
Rebecca's book is a thoughtful, meticulously researched celebration of one of the most iconic films of all time. It's the look back we need and deserve right now, one that isn't afraid to critique through a modern lens while still appreciating its importance. General Leia would be proud. -- Courtney Enlow, pop culture writer, podcaster, USA