Great to see you here Jonathan, looking forward to following your releases as they hit the shelves, and hopefully chatting again in advance of the Making of Empire coming out.Cheers, speak soon!
Great to see you online. I've enjoyed your books for many years.
Thanks, guys. I'm just wrapping up the Sounds of Star Wars book this week.
After all the previews I ´ve seen from your book THE MAKING OF TESB, I simply can´t wait! All those treasures hidden for 30ty years in some archives, it´s unbelievable! The Making of STAR WARS already was breathtaking, but this book - The Making of TESB - will become the holy grail of SW books - JUST AWESOME!!!!Thank you so much and where and when can I get an autograph ?Bernd
I am a huge fan of star wars and your books you have written about star wars. I have the making of star wars revenge of the sith and your The Making Of Star Wars book they are both great reads and soon I will be getting the sounds of star wars book. I am also looking forward to getting a copy of your new The Making Of The Empire Strikes Back book. Take Care Jonathan and keep up the good work with all the books your write about star wars. Kennny
Honestly I don't think anyone could do a better job than you on these books.
Hi i love your making of books on star wars...amazing work so i just wanted to say thankyou. Also will there be a Return of the jedi book? I really hope you complete the trilogy. I look forward to reading some more of your work.
Found your site from another blog and wanted to see where I could find more info
Excellent entertaining review. I agree. One of the greatest movies ever made.
Only one thing I noticed. An absence not so much missed as unavailed. The best line in the movie. The solemn epiphany.
Munny watching Delilah ride toward him from the valley below with the payoff as the 'kid' bemoans the cost of his greed and lost innocence. He doesn't even want paid now, as if this might buy back or placate his torment. As Munny looks out over the cold raw world his resigned souls submits its honest conclusion which transcend money and class. "We all got it coming, kid" Wow!
Interesting perspective on Unforgiven! Of course "English Bob", is also a reference to money, "bob" being a slang term for a shilling, which was a old subdivision of the British Pound before decimalization in 1971.
Your books have been very educational. I especially liked how it somewhat was an in defense of George Lucas, especially since the making of Empire came out at the same time as the People vs George Lucas. It is the most objective document of filmmaking.
Thanks for the Jaws Blog, it was great. My favorite cut in the movie is at the end of the scene when Hooper is explaining how he might be able to kill the shark from the cage. Brody scoffs at the idea, and Hooper angrily yells, "You got any better suggestions?!?"...and we CUT back to Brody as if to see what he'll say next, but in fact, there's been a little time jump on that cut--it's maybe a few minutes later, and they've wordlessly begun to assemble the cage. An almost subliminally disorienting transition that feels like a little reward for paying attention.
Love the Blog!
A few years ago I went on a Jaws trip and created lots of then and now shots. I would love to share them with you.
I'm a big fan of yours! Your Making of books are some of the best historical pieces of cinematic history and I pray for the day that your book on Episode VII becomes available in its intended form.
I'm planning on buying All Up when I get the funds but for now I'll just have to patiently wait. Anyways, keep doing what you do.
Loved the blog! I hope you get it back up
Why did you discontinue the Star Wars blog? Was it at the request of The Powers That Be?
Hi Michael, Sorry for taking years to reply. Didn't know I had a comment section actually. But to answer your question: basically yes. There was a threat of legal action and big bills. All best, JWR
Dear Mr Rinzler
Thank you for your books on ALIEN, PLANET OF THE APES and ALIENS. They are amazing. Thank you also for all your hard work. I wanted to ask, would you ever consider a making of book on BENEATH THE PLANET OF THE APES perhaps?
Thanks for leaving your kind comment. Glad you're enjoying the books! I would happily write a book on Beneath Planet of Apes, but Fox isn't interested, unfortunately. Or a book on the rest of Apes movies. For now my health isn't good, so not doing much writing. So thanks again for the comment. --JWR
Thanks greaat blog
HAHAHAHAHHAHAA Brody doesn't check his circumcision, you moron. He's checking his appendix scar-- Roy Scheider said he had an actual scar from his own appendectomy and thought it'd be a good gag to throw in.