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FILMS BY RECENTLY DECEASED DIRECTORS SELECTED FOR POSTERITY

December 28, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Less than a month after the deaths of directors Irvin Kershner and Blake Edwards, two of their films, Kershner’s Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back, produced by George Lucas, and Edwards’s The Pink Panther, produced by Martin Jurow, have been selected by the Library of Congress for inclusion in its National Film Registry. The two […]

EMPIRE STRIKES BACK DIRECTOR DEAD AT 87

November 30, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Irvin Kershner, best known as the director of the Star Wars sequel The Empire Strikes Back, has died in Los Angeles after a long illness at the age of 87. In a statement, George Lucas, who reportedly hired Kershner after being impressed with his work on The Eyes of Laura Mars, said that he had […]