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I got all 11 Star Wars movie novels for Christmas. Do the Prequel and Original Trilogy novelisations have additional content in them that the movies do not have?

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I got all 11 Star Wars movie novels for Christmas in Kindle format. Do the prequel and original trilogy novels have additional content in them that the movies do not have?

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I at least know they adapted a couple of the deleted scenes for ESB and ROTJ.

Most notably, the lightsaber bit and Jerjerrod’s Conflict, both in ROTJ

I’m not really that much of a movie purist.

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Star Wars opens talking about the old republic and how the emperor came to power. It mentions the journal of the Whills. But there isn’t really all that much in expanded material beyond Luke and his friends on Tatooine.

Empire i i think might have an extended scene but its pretty much a standard novelization of the screenplay.

ROTJ has an extended chat with Ben and Luke. That is now completely non canon because Ben and Owen are no longer brothers in canon.

Phantom Menace has deleted scenes.

Attack of the Clones has deleted scenes.

Revenge of the Sith is written from Anakin’s POV. Its the movie but better.

The Disney movies don’t really have much more material beyond the movie , Force Awakens has a scene of Leia in the New Republic and her aide the one who gets vaporized later when Starkiller base fires.

Last Jedi has more Luke and Leia and Han Solo’s funeral. ROS is pretty much the film except for the reveal that Palpatine is not only Rey’s grandfather but father.

The most expanded versions of Star Wars and Empire are actually the Radio Dramas by Brian Daley.

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It may be worth checking out the ‘Differences from the film’ sections of the Wikipedia & Wookieepedia pages for the novelisations of the films…
 

Star Wars - Wikipedia: https://tinyurl.com/43ca628u & Wookieepedia: https://tinyurl.com/3cd5d8bk

Empire - Wikipedia: https://tinyurl.com/3vyd6rp8 & Wookieepedia: https://tinyurl.com/49h3pfkm

Jedi - Wikipedia: https://tinyurl.com/6tnjf7mf & Wookieepedia: https://tinyurl.com/2p8azefb
 

TPM - Wikipedia: https://tinyurl.com/4252ueru & Wookieepedia: https://tinyurl.com/37a8nfmz

AOTC - Wikipedia: https://tinyurl.com/yc4kj99v & Wookieepedia: https://tinyurl.com/2p9a3bp5

ROTS - Wikipedia: https://tinyurl.com/2p8734db & Wookieepedia: https://tinyurl.com/397vktkr
 

TFA - Wikipedia: https://tinyurl.com/2p9bzbpb & Wookieepedia: https://tinyurl.com/5cfjjbx3

TLJ - Wikipedia: n/a (could not find) & Wookieepedia: https://tinyurl.com/bdhx2wnw

TROS - Wikipedia: https://tinyurl.com/2s4cux9y & Wookieepedia: https://tinyurl.com/2p88vv68

 

Apologies for using ‘tinyurls’ - both Wikipedia and Wookieepedia articles can occasionally have ‘issues’ being linked on here due to url formatting on the site. The above info only really features outlines for any differences between the novelisations & films.
 

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@jpb19 Have you started reading any of the books?
What do you think of the differences between the books and the films so far?

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JadedSkywalker said:
Revenge of the Sith is written from Anakin’s POV. Its the movie but better.

In my seemingly endless struggles to somehow make my peace with the prequels I read the novelizations and some of the other stories in that setting - and I agree with this statement. Revenge of the Sith is the only one I found worth the time. It’s actually decent and I would recommend it if you found the movie lacking. I still disliked a lot about it (especially the ending), but for what the author had to work with, it turned out well.

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If you only read one, read ROTS.

Well done. I will disengage self-destruct initiative.