Star Wars Mania!

by jennifer3. February 2016 15:14

Working as a public librarian I see all the wonderful Star Wars material that comes through the library. From musical CD's to the movie DVD's to William Shakespeare's Star Wars Collection, I have seen it all!! One of the collection librarians at HCPLC put together this wonderful sampling of materials available through my library system! If you don't live in Tampa you can check with your local system about the availability of the titles, or request an ILL! I have already placed a hold on the John Williams CD so you'll have to wait for me to finish listening to that one with the #TampaTrio Cool  Or if your library subscribes to Hoopla you can get it RIGHT AWAY by clicking HERE

 

MUSIC CDS

JOHN WILLIAMS CONDUCTS MUSIC FROM STAR WARS
John Williams & The Boston Pops Orchestra

Travel through the cosmos with over two hours of space-themed music from the Boston Pops Orchestra, conducted by the original Star Wars soundtrack composer, John Williams. Contains the music from the original Star Wars trilogy as well as other intergalactic music, ranging from the themes of Alien and Star Trek to Battlestar Galactica and Gustav Holst's The Planets.
STAR WARS, EPISODE VII: THE FORCE AWAKENS – ORIGINAL MOTION PICTURE SOUNDTRACK 
John Williams

The music that John Williams has created for the Star Wars franchise has become just as iconic as the films themselves. The Academy Award winner returns to a galaxy far, far away with another epic score.

DVDS

STAR WARS EPISODE I – THE PHANTOM MENACE 

George Lucas' prequel to his world famous franchise, in which we discover the origins of Darth Vader and Obi-Wan Kenobi and the rivalry between them.

STAR WARS EPISODE II - ATTACK OF THE CLONES 

Ten years after the Trade Federation's hostilities against Naboo, Queen Padme Amidala has traded in her crown for a seat on the Galactic Senate. An assassination attempt on Padme brings Anakin Skywalker and Obi-Wan Kenobi back into her life.

STAR WARS EPISODE III - REVENGE OF THE SITH 

Torn between loyalty to his mentor, Obi-Wan Kenobi, and the seductive powers of the Sith, Anakin Skywalker ultimately turns his back on the Jedi, thus completing his journey to the dark side and his transformation into Darth Vader.

STAR WARS EPISODE IV - A NEW HOPE 

Luke Skywalker, with his new allies, attempts to rescue rebel leader Princess Leia from the clutches of the Empire. The conclusion is culminated as the Rebels make an attack on the Empire’s most powerful and ominous weapon, the Death Star.

STAR WARS EPISODE V – THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK 

Fleeing the evil Galactic Empire, the rebels abandon their new base on Hoth. Princess Leia, Han Solo, R2-D2 and C-3PO escape in the damaged Millennium Falcon. Later, on Bespin, they are captured by Darth Vader. Meanwhile, Luke Skywalker follows Ben Kenobi's posthumous command and receives Jedi training by Yoda on Dagobah.

STAR WARS EPISODE VI - RETURN OF THE JEDI 

Darth Vader and the Empire are building a new, indestructible Death Star. Meanwhile, Han Solo has been imprisoned, and Luke Skywalker has sent R2D2 and C3PO to try and free him. Princess Leia, disguised as a bounty hunter, and Chewbacca go along as well. The final battle takes place on the moon of Endor, with its natural inhabitants, the Ewoks, lending a hand to the rebels.

 

 

AUDIOBOOKS

STAR WARS VII – THE FORCE AWAKENS 
By Alan Dean Foster

Set years after Return of the Jedi, this stunning new action-packed adventure rockets us back into the world of Princess Leia, Han Solo, Chewbacca, C-3PO, R2-D2, and Luke Skywalker, while introducing a host of exciting new characters.

WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE'S STAR WARS COLLECTION 
By Ian Doescher

Return once more to a galaxy far, far away with this sublime retelling of George Lucas's epic Star Wars in the style of the immortal Bard of Avon. Includes William Shakespeare's Star Wars; The Empire Striketh Back; and The Jedi Doth Return.

HOW STAR WARS CONQUERED THE UNIVERSE 
By Chris Taylor

How did a few notes scribbled on a legal pad in 1973 by George Lucas turn into a four billion dollar franchise? Taylor unearths the stories that have gone into the making of the legend, and describes how and why Star Wars has been such an astonishing success. He traces the history of the series from its difficult birth through four drafts, a disastrous first cut, and many sequels and spin-offs. It's the saga of how a young filmmaker's idea became such an immense, transformative cultural force.

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Jenny

Comments (3) -

DarkSideRunner
DarkSideRunnerUnited States
2/4/2016 9:35:44 AM #

Anything Star Wars related catches my eye! Also a slow runner here, living in St. Pete! Any chance you are running the Star Wars races at Disney in April?

Jenny
JennyUnited States
2/4/2016 9:57:00 AM #

Hi there Smile Yes!! I am wogging the 10K in April!! EEK!!! And my trio are doing the Kids Race 1 mile Smile Which distance are you doing??

Shannon @GirlsGotSole
Shannon @GirlsGotSoleUnited States
2/4/2016 6:59:41 PM #

As a writer, I am always interested in backstories from other writers, scripts and the like. The Chris Taylor audio book, How Star Wars Conquered the Universe sounds right up my alley!
I used to be a huge sci-fi geek, but while the interest in still there, I'm not as crazy about Star Wars as I once was. That said, I do still enjoy the movies and well-written stories from the SW universe.

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