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Brian Jay Jones

Biography

Brian Jay Jones

Brian Jay Jones is the author of the New York Times bestseller JIM HENSON: The Biography. He worked for nearly two decades as a public policy analyst and speechwriter, and has a degree in English literature from the University of New Mexico. He lives in Maryland with his wife.

Brian Jay Jones

Books by Brian Jay Jones

by Brian Jay Jones - Biography, Entertainment, Movies, Nonfiction

On May 25, 1977, a problem-plagued, budget-straining independent science-fiction film opened in a mere 32 American movie theaters. Conceived, written and directed by a little-known filmmaker named George Lucas, Star Wars reinvented the cinematic landscape, ushering in a new way for movies to be made, marketed and merchandised. Lucas went on to create the Indiana Jones series, transform the world of special effects, and forever change the way movies sound. His innovation and ambition forged some of today's most prominent companies, including Pixar, Lucasfilm, THX sound and Industrial Light & Magic. This acclaimed biography captures the life and times of a film icon whose influence is unmatched.

by Brian Jay Jones - Biography, Nonfiction

Brian Jay Jones draws on hundreds of hours of new interviews with Jim Henson's family, friends and closest collaborators, as well as unprecedented access to private family and company archives, to pen this comprehensive biography of Henson’s all-too-brief life: from his childhood in Leland, Mississippi, through the years of burgeoning fame in America, to the decade of international celebrity that preceded his untimely death at age 53.