Monday, November 29, 2010

Irvin Kershner: R.I.P.

Irvin Kershner: R.I.P. (1923-2010)

Kershner dircted the 1980 sci-fi epic Empire Strikes Back also directed Sean Connery as James Bond in “Never Say Never Again” (1983) and Peter Weller in “Robocop II” (1990), died at home after a long illness. He passed away today at 87.

Born in Philadelphia in 1923, Kershner trained as a musician and in photography before starting making documentaries and then feature films.

His last directing job was in 1993 on the Seaquest DSV TV show.

Enlightening interviews with the Colorado Film School in which he discusses making of Star Wars Strikes Back:

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