I love these huge free ebooks that come out where one geek imparts the depth of knowledge that only geekery allows. This time it is for Star Wars:
How exactly did George Lucas develop the script for the first Star
Wars? Why were the prequels so uneven when the originals were so good?
Did he really have a masterplan for six, nine, or even twelve episodes,
and why did the official Lucasfilm position keep changing? And just how
big an influence were the films of Akira Kurosawa on the whole saga?
Michael Kaminski’s The Secret History of Star Wars, Third Edition
is a free, thoroughly unauthorized, e-book that brings together a huge
amount of literary detective work to sort fact from legend and reveal
how the story really evolved. Download it or have your nerd credentials