Star Wars: The Original Radio Drama


Star Wars: The Original Radio Drama by HighBridge Company at Cmc Schools. MPN: FBA-|275602. Hurry! Limited time offer. Offer valid only while supplies last. When this series was first broadcast on National Public Radio in 1981, it generated the largest response in the network's history: 50,000 letters and phone calls in a single week, an audience of 750,000 per episode, and a subsequent 40-percent jump in NPR listenership.This landmark production, perhaps the most ambitious radio project ever attempted, began when Star Wars creator George Lucas donated the story rights to an NPR affiliate. Writer Brian Daley adapted the film's highly visual script


Images:
Star Wars: The Original Radio Drama by HighBridge Company (Image #1)
Star Wars: The Original Radio Drama by HighBridge Company (Image #2)
Brand: HighBridge Company
4.8 out of 5 stars with 14 reviews
Condition: New
Availability: In Stock
$65.28


Quantity:  

 


View More In Biographies.

Product Description & Reviews

When this series was first broadcast on National Public Radio in 1981, it generated the largest response in the network's history: 50,000 letters and phone calls in a single week, an audience of 750,000 per episode, and a subsequent 40-percent jump in NPR listenership.This landmark production, perhaps the most ambitious radio project ever attempted, began when Star Wars creator George Lucas donated the story rights to an NPR affiliate. Writer Brian Daley adapted the film's highly visual script to the special demands and unique possibilities of radio, creating a more richly textured tale with greater emphasis on character development. Director John Madden guided a splendid cast-including Mark Hamill and Anthony Daniels, reprising their film roles as Luke Skywalker and the persnickety robot See Threepio-through an intense 10-day dialogue recording session. Then came months of painstaking work for virtuoso sound engineer Tom Voegeli, whose brilliant blending of the actors' voices, the music, and hundreds of sound effects takes this intergalactic adventure into a realm of imagination that is beyond the reach of cinema. At first glance, it seems difficult to imagine Star Wars presented as a radio serial. Wouldn't the story be weakened by the loss of visuals? This remarkable production, broadcast on National Public Radio in 1981, proves that sounds convey pictures quite well on their own. John Williams's original score and sound effects from the film add drama and depth to the story, and the characters are brought to life by a talented cast including Mark Hamill and Anthony Daniels reprising their roles as Luke Skywalker and C-3PO. Though Brock Peters's Darth Vader is a bit of a disappointment (James Earl Jones left some pretty big boots to fill), Perry King does a fine turn as Han Solo, and Ann Sachs makes a believable Princess Leia. The story itself has been greatly expanded, and listeners are treated to several new scenes, including conversations between Princess Leia and her father on Alderaan and Biggs Darklighter's confession to Luke that he had decided to join the Rebel Alliance after leaving the Imperial Space Academy. Presented in 13 episodes, this excellent radio drama is enjoyable even for those whom audiobooks usually leave cold. As series director John Madden noted during the production, "You may think you've seen the movie; wait till you hear it." (Running time: 6 hours, 6 cassettes) --C.B. Delaney

Features & Highlights

Additional Information

Brand:
HighBridge Company
Manufacturer:
HighBridge Audio
Category:
Biographies
MPN:
FBA-|275602
Release Date:
1993-03-24
UPC:
025024256219
EAN:
9781565110052
ISBN:
1565110056
Edition:
Unabridged
Part Number:
FBA-|275602
Author:
Array
Publisher:
HighBridge Audio
Publication Date:
1993-03-24
Binding:
Audio CD
Item Weight:
0.5 pounds
Item Size:
0.94 x 5.3 x 6.4 inches
Package Weight:
0.79 pounds
Package Size:
4.88 x 1.97 x 5.75 inches

 


Have questions about this item, or would like to inquire about a custom or bulk order?


If you have any questions about this product by HighBridge Company, contact us by completing and submitting the form below. If you are looking for a specif part number, please include it with your message.

First Name:
Last Name:
Email Address:
Your Message:

Related Best Sellers


1000 Years of Famous People
By Brand: Kingfisher
sku: 9780753455401, ean: 9780753455401, isbn: 0753455404,
Meet the movers and shakers of the last millennium in this comprehensive and detailed look at the famous and the notorious, along with their achievements, and their legacies.Organized by theme—explorers, inventors, leaders, artists, athletes, musicians, politicians, scientists, writers, and reformers—each section is arranged chronologically by birth date. From Pedro Alvares Cabral to Charlie Chaplin, the fact-filled entries illuminate the life and accomplishments of key figures who helped

Henri Matisse (Getting to Know the World's Greatest Artists)
By Childrens Pr
ean: 9780516261461, isbn: 0516261460,
Discusses the life and work of French post-impressionist artist Henri Matisse.

The Tree Lady: The True Story of How One Tree-Loving Woman Changed a City Forever
By Beach Lane Books
mpn: 9781442414020, ean: 9781442414020, isbn: 1442414022,
Unearth the true story of green-thumbed pioneer and activist Kate Sessions, who helped San Diego grow from a dry desert town into a lush, leafy city known for its gorgeous parks and gardens.Katherine Olivia Sessions never thought she’d live in a place without trees. After all, Kate grew up among the towering pines and redwoods of Northern California. But after becoming the first woman to graduate from the University of California with a degree in science, she took a job as a teacher far south

Yayoi Kusama: From Here to Infinity!
By Museum of Modern Art, New York
ean: 9781633450394, isbn: 1633450392,
Growing up in the mountains of Japan, Yayoi Kusama (b. 1929) dreamed of becoming an artist. One day, she had a vision in which the world and everything in it—the plants, the people, the sky—were covered in polka dots. She began to cover her paintings, drawings, sculptures, and even her body with dots. As she grew up, she traveled all around the world, from Tokyo to Seattle, New York to Venice, and brought her dots with her. Different people saw these dots in different ways—some thought

Scroll To Top


Privacy Policy / Terms of Service / Accessibility Statement
© 2019 - cmcschools.org. All Rights Reserved.