George Lucas spent five years combing through every single frame of the entire Star Wars saga for Star Wars: Frames, a handcrafted book collection that tells the rise and fall of the Skywalker clan. Priced at $3,000 and arriving early this year, the Star Wars: Frames boxed book set documents each installment from the sci-fi saga with film images hand-picked by the filmmaker.
After sifting through more than 200,000 frames per film, Lucas said this about the chosen images: Cinematography is not about technology. It’s about lighting, it’s about composition, it’s about taste. In the end, it’s about understanding your craft. Encompassing more than 1,400 images, the books come packaged in a spring-loaded, 25-inch-wide hardwood case with exotic inlays and sculpted medallions depicting Darth Vader and Yoda. Each set is numbered and includes a certificate of authenticity signed by Lucas, who began the project in 2005.
As a true collector’s edition, there are only 1,138 pieces available in this limited edition. For those of you who think this number is strange, it refers back to THX 1138, Lucas’s first film and a number that is featured throughout the Star Wars movies. [Sideshow Collectibles]