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Greygor
11-29-2010, 04:41 AM
Director of the Best Star Wars Film dies :(

http://www.dieter-assenmacher.de/Star%20Wars/Bilder%20Star%20Wars/Autogramme/Irvin%20Kershner.JPG

AFP (http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeqM5iOIofoyzOkgDBBZ4-VhX6Skft5SA?docId=CNG.a95bb30ea4283751b06342aa399d de9a.5f1)

oconnellmd
11-29-2010, 04:43 AM
Dammit. This is not a good week for my heroes.




'Empire Strikes Back' director Kershner dies in LA

(AFP) – 1 hour ago

PARIS — US director Irvin Kershner, renowned for making the second Star Wars film, "The Empire Strikes Back", has died in Los Angeles, his goddaughter Adriana Santini told AFP on Monday. He was 87 years old.

Kershner, who besides the 1980 sci-fi epic also directed Sean Connery as James Bond in "Never Say Never Again" (1983) and Peter Weller in "Robocop II" (1990), died at home after a long illness, said Santini, who lives in France.

Born in Philadelphia in 1923, Kershner trained as a musician and in photography before starting making documentaries and then feature films.

Thanks for turning Lucas cheese into magic, Mr. Kershner.

Greygor
11-29-2010, 04:45 AM
Snap http://www.606studios.com/bendisboard/showthread.php?t=200591 :)

oconnellmd
11-29-2010, 04:47 AM
My identical thread that posted two minutes after yours is better because I put periods in my "R.I.P.".

I'm just in the middle of reading the giant coffee table book on the making of Empire, too, learning all about Kershner. And because of that, I just recently did an ESB rewatch. Still holds up. Really loved his work.

oconnellmd
11-29-2010, 04:49 AM
Snap http://www.606studios.com/bendisboard/showthread.php?t=200591 :)

My thread serves punch. And pie. And pigs in a blanket.

Greygor
11-29-2010, 04:51 AM
My identical thread that posted two minutes after yours is better because I put periods in my "R.I.P.".

I'm just in the middle of reading the giant coffee table book on the making of Empire, too, learning all about Kershner. And because of that, I just recently did an ESB rewatch. Still holds up. Really loved his work.

lol

I was wondering is it "great Minds Think Alike" or "Fools Seldom Differ" ;)

People into Star Wars also forget he directed Return of a Man called Horse, Never Say Never Again and Robocop 2

Jonathan Callan
11-29-2010, 04:52 AM
Fuck this has been a bad day for people who do good work.

Greygor
11-29-2010, 04:52 AM
My thread serves punch. And pie. And pigs in a blanket.

If the pie is Meat and potato, i think it wins :)

TIP
11-29-2010, 04:53 AM
And I was watching Empire last night on Spike.

dEnny!
11-29-2010, 04:57 AM
I love that the majority of responses are between the two posters who started the same thread...I have merged.

Sorry to hear this news.

afroloq
11-29-2010, 05:03 AM
dammit!! ESB was on Spike last night!!!! GEEZ!! I watch a movie a person who was a part of it dies!!!


Hmmm maybe I should watch Gigli or Glitter, I may get lucky.

bachman
11-29-2010, 09:52 AM
Bump because I just saw this on the news :sad:

Gregory
11-29-2010, 10:03 AM
If it was his idea to have Vader start his duel with Luke holding the lightsaber in only one hand, then he was the fucking man. That remains cool.

Alexander Hamilton
11-29-2010, 10:05 AM
Definitely the best Director the Star Wars saga has had. :(

Supreme Convoy
11-29-2010, 11:14 AM
Wow, that's sad to hear.

I haven't watched Empire Strikes Back in awhile but it's pure magic.

J. Wilson
11-29-2010, 11:47 AM
A sad thing to be sure.

He directed one hell of a movie.

Ahmed
11-29-2010, 11:51 AM
It's a sad day. A true artist and visionary has passed. Rest in peace, Kersh.

mikeandzod87
11-29-2010, 12:36 PM
very sad. I learned to love Empire as I got older and loved RoboCop2 when I was a kid. I always hoped he'd come out of retirement and 'wow' us once again.

modungo
11-29-2010, 12:38 PM
That's a bummer man.

afroloq
11-29-2010, 02:20 PM
Lucas comments


http://www.punchdrunkcritics.com/2010/11/george-lucas-comments-on-death-of-irvin.html

Mattman
11-29-2010, 02:26 PM
So at this point everyone who directed a Star Wars movie save for Lucas is dead.

Spidey616
11-29-2010, 04:24 PM
"I love you"

"I know"

:cry:

Bill!
11-29-2010, 04:43 PM
So at this point everyone who directed a Star Wars movie save for Lucas is dead.

Well, that's only two guys right? Lucas did direct 4 of the 6 movies.

SteveFlack
11-29-2010, 05:20 PM
"I love you"

"I know"

:cry:

He had nothing to do with that line. It was born out of the frustration of Harrison Ford dealing with a coked out Carrie Fisher being unable to deliver her lines.

Mattman
11-29-2010, 07:52 PM
Well, that's only two guys right? Lucas did direct 4 of the 6 movies.
Good point. I never understood why Lucas didn't have Kirshner come back to direct Jedi.