Skip to comments.Empire Strikes Back director Irvin Kershner dies
Posted on 11/29/2010 8:26:51 AM PST by Borges
According to Adriana Santini, Kershner - who also directed Sir Sean Connery in 1983 Bond film Never Say Never Again - died at home after a long illness.
Born in Philadelphia in 1923, Kershner trained as a musician before making documentaries and then features.
His other credits include Robocop 2 and Eyes of Laura Mars with Faye Dunaway.
Known as "Kersh", the director previously worked with Connery on 1996 romantic drama A Fine Madness.
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The best of the star wars series.
ESB was the best Star Wars movie.
Empire Strikes Back was the perfect middle act of the trilogy. It was the best made movie of the series.
The Empire Strikes Back - best of all the Star Wars films.
Never Say Never Again was pretty good too, especially for a non-EON 007 flick (although it was a remake of Thunderball).
How freaky...”Empire” was on Spike TV last night....
I agree and RIP to Irwin too.
“A Fine Madness” is from 1966 and is an awesome movie.Its a nonconformists Braveheart
I took my parents to see it when it was in the Theater. Without having seen the first one they were completely lost.
A Fine Madness was about 1964 or so ... when Sean was not welcome in Hollyweird.
Yes and yes. And RIP to Leslie Nielsen too.
Yes, good to see Connery back.
and it was still better than any of the moore ones.
Robocop 2 was butchered, he took plenty of things out of Frank Miller's script (long before Frank moved from writing and drawing comic books like Batman - The Dark Night Returns to making movies like Sin City and 300). He claims it was a bad script to begin with.
I used to agree with the meme that Empire Strikes Back was the best of the Star Wars films. After Lucas messed with the series and filmed a trilogy of prequels, I have to disagree.
Star Wars I (chapter IV) can stand on its own. Yes Vader gets away. Lives again to fight another day as do other cinema villains.
Star Wars II (Empire Strikes Back, Chapter V) ends with an outright cliffhanger, too many dangling plot threads. Hero has his hand cut off. Vader escapes. Han Solo is deep frozen. And you'd better have seen the first film to understand the characters (not so with the Bond series).
Star Wars III (Return/Revenge of the Jedi, Chapter VI) ends with Ewok teddy bear toy salesmen. And if we are to understand the story, it was only the end of the second trilogy, three more chapters will never be filmed.
So what then? Do we watch “Chapters I-III” next ending with the Revenge of the Sith (2005)? That will likewise leave the viewer with an unfulfilled reaction to the series.
But a viewer can enjoy A New Hope and be done with the matter.
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