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Irvin Kershner RIP

raigraphixs

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Shame, looking forward to TESB on the SW blu-ray release, lets hope there is a proper dedication on there, unlike Stan Winston with alien anthology?
 

domtheone

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Don't know much about the guy (reading the link now) other than the fact that he did direct the greatest Star Wars movie of them all so I hope his name will be remembered for a long time.

RIP.
 

Kieron

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Sad day :(
 

DICKIEDUVET

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Leslie, Now Irvin, What a **** day, TESB will always be Star Wars defining moment for me. RIP
 

raigraphixs

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Irvin Kershner Remembered by George Lucas

"The world has lost a great director and one of the most genuine people I've had the pleasure of knowing," says Lucas. "Irvin Kershner was a true gentleman in every sense of the word. When I think of Kersh, I think of his warmth, his thoughtfulness and his talent. I knew him from USC -- I attended his lectures and he was actually on the festival panel that gave the prize to my THX short. I considered him a mentor.

"Following Star Wars, I knew one thing for sure: I didn't want to direct the second movie myself. I needed someone I could trust, someone I really admired and whose work had maturity and humor. That was Kersh all over. I didn't want Empire to turn into just another sequel, another episode in a series of space adventures. I was trying to build something, and I knew Kersh was the guy to help me do it. He brought so much to the table. I am truly grateful to him.

"He was a friend as well as a colleague. He will be missed."



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I've always rather liked his 70's supernatural thriller The Eyes of Laura Mars which is the closest any US film ever has come to the Italian giallo genre of which I'm a fan and his comedy/drama Loving about a marriage on the brink.
 

Eltee

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RIP Irvin - and thanks for making The Empire Strikes Back such a memorable part of my childhood cinema going experience. You should have directed them all.
 

BrynTeg

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R.I.P. Irvin:(
 

brian s

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No one's mentioned Never Say Never Again. It could have been so very bad but I thought it so much better than any of the Moore and Brosnan Bond films.

RIP Irvin
 
It was so much better than the films I mentioned but better than the original? No way!

:eek::D
Bri

I always found Thunderball to be the first dud in the Bond series. It's really rather a dull film and it's the only one of the Bond films released on Blu-ray I still haven't gotten all the way through. Never Say Never Again isn't a great film, but it's a lot more lively and it doesn't make you sit through a interminable underwater battle at the end where you can't tell who is who.

....and The Spy Who Loved Me is my fave Bond film. :p
 

brian s

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I always found Thunderball to be the first dud in the Bond series. It's really rather a dull film and it's the only one of the Bond films released on Blu-ray I still haven't gotten all the way through. Never Say Never Again isn't a great film, but it's a lot more lively and it doesn't make you sit through a interminable underwater battle at the end where you can't tell who is who.

....and The Spy Who Loved Me is my fave Bond film. :p

I love the underwater battle scenes in both but Thunderball is by far the better of the two. It's a pity that both the UK Laserdisc and DVD of NSNAG were so poor.

Bri
 

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