(1962-2021) US author and film executive, with Lucasfilm 2001-2016, where he became an executive editor of Lucasbooks; best known for nonfiction books on Cinema and in particular the Star Wars franchise, beginning with Star Wars: The Making of Episode III: Revenge of the Sith (2005) [for further Star Wars volumes see Checklist below]. Other film franchises are discussed in such titles as The Making of Planet of the Apes (2018) and The Making of Alien (New York: Titan Books, 2019), the latter followed up by The Making of Aliens (2020).
Rinzler also adapted George Lucas's original rough draft script for the first Star Wars movie as the Graphic Novel The Star Wars (graph 2014) with Rain Beredo, Mike Mayhew and Nick Runge, and wrote scripts for the animated CGI television series Star Wars: The Clone Wars (2008-2020). His novel All Up (2020) is a part-Technothriller retelling of the story of the space race from its roots in German Rocket development during World War Two to the Apollo 11 mission that reached the Moon; Alternate History elements include the adoption of Alien Technology derived from UFOs. [DRL]
Jonathan W Rinzler
born Lakewood, New Jersey: 17 August 1962
died Albion, California: 28 July 2021
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