Farewell To A Legend

Posted by Kalvod | Java Jawa On 11/29/10 0 comments

Today is a sad day. legendary director Irvin Kershner passes away at the age of 87. He is responsible for directing Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back, one of the most beloved movies in the saga. Let's take a moment and remember the great stories & visions he brought to us in a galaxy far, far away.

Empire was a revolution at the time of release as it is very nontraditional to portray a story in whom the villains win. Throughout the film we are treated with very iconic one liners and characters such as:

Leia, "I love You"
Han, "I know"

Yoda, "Do or Do Not, There is No Try"
Vader, "Luke I Am Your Father"
We also are introduced to the great Jedi Master Yoda, the caves of Dagobah, the battle of Hoth and to one of the greatest swindlers in the Galaxy - Lando Calrissian, these are among the many great moments we are treated to in the 5th installment of Star Wars.

I'm sure there is no need to say, but he now goes off to a greater place and joins the Force. Farewell friend, you will be missed.
You can read more about Irvin Kershner at starwars.com or on his imdb page for a list of films he was involved in.

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