Irvin Kershner 1923-2010
There is one movie I have watched more than any other. I have it on VHS, VHS (again), DVD, DVD, DVD, and it’s possible I have a high definition file on my computer I’m not supposed to. The Empire Strikes Back is considered by many to be the best of the Star Wars films and I agree. And many also believe Irvin is the reason for that. Even at the time, he was an old school director. He wasn’t mainstream. He wasn’t a hotshot young director with something to prove. He knew his craft and given the right material he could easily make a masterpiece. I would like to thank him for my favorite movie and I hope to watch it another hundred times.