Lucas Knows Blockbusters

George Lucas appeared on the Daily Show with Jon Stewart  last night. They spent barely a minute talking about the ostensible reason Lucas was on the show, to promote the book, George Lucas’s Blockbusting. Nonetheless, the book is currently the fastest-rising title on Amazon’s sales rankings, going to #116 from #40,609.

Stewart commented that he loves all the “crazy details” in the charts in the book. It reminds him of one of “those great Jane’s sports books that are filled with great statistics and facts.” Who knew that Jane’s had branched out into sports!

A much better description of the book is available at the StarWars site,

…a comprehensive look at 300 of the most financially and/or critically successful motion pictures of all time — many made despite seemingly insurmountable economic, cultural, and political challenges — set against the prevailing production, distribution, exhibition, marketing, and technology trends of each decade in movie business history.

The post also features an interview with one of the editors.

The book was not reviewed prepub and is not owned by most libraries

The Daily Show With Jon Stewart Mon – Thurs 11p / 10c
George Lucas
Daily Show
Full Episodes
Political Humor Health Care Crisis


George Lucas’s Blockbusting: A Decade-by-Decade Survey of Timeless Movies Including Untold Secrets of Their Financial and Cultural Success
Alex Ben Block, Lucy Autrey Wilson
Retail Price: $29.99
Paperback: 976 pages
Publisher: It Books – (2010-01-01)
ISBN / EAN: 0061778893 / 9780061778896

Comments are closed.